Innocence: A Novel
Title: Innocence: A Novel
Author: Dean Koontz
“Dean Koontz’s new novel Innocence goes beyond anything he has written before. He brings us two unique and complex characters who are against all humanity in a battle against all battles. What seems to be more sci-fi than horror ends with a beautiful spiritual ending that puts Koontz in a whole new light!”
—Michele Coleman, Iredell County Public Library, Statesville, NC
He lives in solitude beneath the city, an exile from society, which will destroy him if he is ever seen.
She dwells in seclusion, a fugitive from enemies who will do her harm if she is ever found.
But the bond between them runs deeper than the tragedies that have scarred their lives. Something more than chance—and nothing less than destiny—has brought them together in a world whose hour of reckoning is fast approaching.
In Innocence, #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz blends mystery, suspense, and acute insight into the human soul in a masterfully told tale that will resonate with readers forever.
Advance praise for Innocence
“Laced with fantastical mysticism, it’s an allegory of nonviolence, acceptance and love in the face of adversity…. The narrative is intense, with an old-fashioned ominousness and artistically crafted…. Something different this way comes from Mr. Koontz’s imagination.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Imaginative, mystical thriller… the most satisfying Koontz standalone in a while.”—Publishers Weekly
“As speedy a chase-thriller as any Koontz, a past master of the form, has ever constructed… The clamor for a new Koontz will be heard… especially when his fans hear how good this one is.”—Booklist (starred review)
Acclaim for Dean Koontz
“A rarity among bestselling writers, Koontz continues to pursue new ways of telling stories, never content with repeating himself.”—Chicago Sun-Times
“Tumbling, hallucinogenic prose. ‘Serious’ writers… might do well to examine his technique.”—The New York Times Book Review
“[Koontz] has always had near-Dickensian powers of description, and an ability to yank us from one page to the next that few novelists can match.”—Los Angeles Times
“Koontz is a superb plotter and wordsmith. He chronicles the hopes and fears of our time in broad strokes and fine detail, using popular fiction to explore the human condition.”—USA Today
“Characters and the search for meaning, exquisitely crafted, are the soul of [Koontz’s] work…. One of the master storytellers of this or any age.”—The Tampa Tribune
“A literary juggler.”—The Times (London)