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The Whispering Room

The Whispering Room - Dean Koontz
Boy, I am glad to be finished with this novel. I mean this in a good way. I enjoyed this novel much more than I did the first novel in the series and I don’t know whether it was because I was aware of the novel’s events, the narration seemed to flow more smoothly in this novel or that this novel had more action or it was a combination of all three. Nevertheless, I enjoyed this hefty novel and even when I wasn’t reading, my thoughts were nestled inside the book’s pages and I couldn’t wait to pick the novel back up to see what Jane was up to.
This story is a continuation of Jane Hawk and her desire to put a stop to the suicides that have been increasing in number which began in The Silent Corner. What I enjoyed about Jane is that she has many faces. She can be the compassionate and charming Jane and then change instantaneously into the strong and fierce Jane depending on the circumstances and the individuals surrounding her. Jane also uses a variety of tactics to get what she needs.
A few times, I found it comical watching her as she comes face-to-face with her opposition as they each try to win in the match of wit. She definitely gives it her all and is determined to get what she needs. This story is focused and intense as Jane is on everyone’s radar. They want to take her out and Jane wants to get to D.J. Michael and find out exactly who is working with him. Jane is working under the radar and you would think that that top officials could put a stop to Jane with all their connections but sometimes it doesn’t work that way. It’s a race but who will cross the finish line first? I thought it was scary to read what the two of them were battling against. In reality, they could be living our future. These implants that were being injected and their implications, were just the first of many that could be in the works. When Jane visited the town of Iron Furnace, that moved things into a deeper level as that town creeped me out! I can’t wait to read what happens in the next installment of this series.
I received a copy of this novel from Bookish First in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!