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Relentless: A Novel

A book by Dean Koontz

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A Relentless Page Turner

  • Jun 29, 2010

Somehow in my years of reading hundreds of mystery books, I had neglected to read a Dean Koontz novel.  Perhaps my love for my favorite who-dunnit heroine, Kinsey Malone, had steered me away from dabbling in new authors.  Recently though, I picked up “Relentless” and found myself thoroughly enjoying and respecting yet another mystery novelist. 

In this tome, Koontz give us a small cast of likable and quirky characters.  The main character, Cubby Greenwich is an author that has that combination of enduring and frustrating qualities that makes you want to shout “Why would you do that?!” through every chapter. Cubby’s wife Penny (also a writer) and six-year-old genius son Milo (nicknamed Spooky, you’ll find out why) all collaborate to save the family from Shearman Waxx, the most vicious literary critic on the planet. Waxx has a mystifying vendetta against Cubby and a seemingly unstoppable power to ruin Cubby’s reputation and family.  This villain keeps readers, and the book’s cast of characters, wondering what unthinkable evil is around the corner. 

Add eccentric in-laws, a feisty babysitter, and an unusual family rescue dog and my reading journey was a relentless page turner from start to finish. Cubby tells us early on that “good luck” has been a constant companion in life.  I recommend picking up a copy of Relentless and feel lucky all through this gripping read.

A Relentless Page Turner

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Bestselling author Cullen "Cubby" Greenwich, having survived a traumatic experience as a child, considers himself a lucky man. He's married to the love of his life, has a six-year-old son who's a genius, and a dog named Lassie Cubby suspects may have supernatural abilities. When Cubby's latest novel is given a scorching review by acclaimed reviewer Shearman Waxx, everyone advises Cubby to let it go. But Cubby's curious about the man whose review is filled with misstated facts about his …
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2009 suspense thriller by Dean Koontz.
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Author: Dean Koontz
Publisher: Bantam

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