|
Movies Books Music Food Tv Shows Technology Politics Video Games Parenting Fashion Green Living more >

Lunch » Tags » Books » Reviews » The Darkest Evening of the Year » User review

Fast-Moving

  • May 5, 2009
  • by
Rating:
+5
Amy Redwing, former victim of an abusive relationship, devotes her life to running a rescue organization for golden retrievers, where she searches for the perfect forever home for the abandoned ones and seeks treatment and rehabilitation for the abused and neglected ones. When Amy and her boyfriend, architect Brian McCarthy attempt to rescue a golden named Nickie, they find themselves in the middle of a domestic dispute. Amy senses a connection to Nickie and decides to keep her, unknowing that a chain of events are occurring which will lead Amy and Brian back to traumatic events of their past lives and into extreme danger, and that Nickie may be the only one to save them.

Koontz has been described as a master storyteller and this reviewer agrees. His love for dogs shines through with this book and enhances the story. The plot moves at a fast pace, with plenty of evil characters to entertain thrill-seekers, buffeted by Amy and Brian's love for one another and for dogs. Excellent book.

What did you think of this review?

Helpful
5
Thought-Provoking
0
Fun to Read
2
Well-Organized
1
Post a Comment
More The Darkest Evening of the Yea... reviews
review by . June 23, 2010
When Darkness Comes
Dean Koontz chooses Amy Redwing for the role of good in the battle of good versus evil in The Darkest Evening of the Year.  At the beginning of the novel, Amy, an animal rescuer, goes on an emergency rescue with her boyfriend.  They are confronted by a wife-beating drunk who is threatening to kill the family dog.  And in an unbelievable move of good will, Amy offers to purchase the golden retriever, Nickie, for an exorbitant amount of money.  After our introduction to Amy, …
review by . April 05, 2009
Amy Redwing, former victim of an abusive relationship, devotes her life to running a rescue organization for golden retrievers, where she searches for the perfect forever home for the abandoned ones and seeks treatment and rehabilitation for the abused and neglected ones. When Amy and her boyfriend, architect Brian McCarthy attempt to rescue a golden named Nickie, they find themselves in the middle of a domestic dispute. Amy senses a connection to Nickie and decides to keep her, unknowing that a …
About the reviewer
Christy Tillery French ()
Ranked #165
Award-winning, internationally published author of: Chasing Horses, Wayne's Dead, Chasing Demons, Chasing Secrets and The Bodyguard series: The Bodyguard, The Bodyguard and the Show Dog, The Bodyguard … more
Consider the Source

Use Trust Points to see how much you can rely on this review.

You
christytilleryfren
Your ratings:
rate more to improve this
About this book

Wiki

Details

ISBN-10: 0553589121
ISBN-13: 978-0553589122
Author: Dean Koontz
Publisher: Bantam

First to Review

"Reviewed for Midwest Book Review"
© 2014 Lunch.com, LLC All Rights Reserved
Lunch.com - Relevant reviews by real people.
()
This is you!
Ranked #
Last login
Member since
reviews
comments
ratings
questions
compliments
lists