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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

In Innocence, Dean Koontz blends mystery, suspense, and acute insight into the human soul in a masterfully told tale that will resonate with readers forever.

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.

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 descriptions. . . . An optimistic and unexpected conclusion [mirrors] his theme. Something different this way comes from Mr. Koontz’s imagination. Enjoy.”Kirkus Reviews
 
“Entrancing . . . as speedy a chase-thriller as any Koontz . . . has ever constructed. Written in Koontz’ late mellifluent and reflective manner . . . [Innocence is] fueled by deep disgust with the world’s evils [and] hope for redemption.”Booklist (starred review)
 
“[An] imaginative, mystical thriller from bestseller Koontz . . . This is the most satisfying Koontz standalone in a while.”Publishers Weekly
 
“Masterful storyteller Koontz delivers perhaps his most eerie and unusual tale to date. The timeline in this amazing story is compact, and readers will be swept along as they try to unravel hints and clues as to the true nature of both the protagonists and the unfolding drama. Unpredictably spine-chilling and terrifying, this is a story readers won’t soon forget.”RT Book Reviews
 
“Elegant . . . Fans of Koontz’s previous series will be left hoping that Addison and Gwyneth, too, will return.”Library Journal
 
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)


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Innocence
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Innocence
February 1st, 2015
As always Dean Koontz is at his best. I try to read all of his books. He keeps you wanting to keep reading till the end. You just can't put it down.
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Grea story
November 9th, 2014
Good continuation of the short story Wilderness very good story
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Innocence
March 31st, 2014
I can not put this book down! The story and the author's knowledge of so many things. . The description of what the protagonist sees and feels as well as the transition from past to present is just so perfect. I can not stop... This will be a marathon for me till it is finished. Sorry kids... no dinner.. or breakfast. .or lunch... till I am done!
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Innocence
March 30th, 2014
Another good read if your a Dean Koontz fan. A little reminiscent of Odd Thomas!
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Innocence
March 26th, 2014
Once again I find myself feeling like a part of this story. Dean Koontz has always had a way of sucking you in to his stories and making you feel like you are a part of it. This book was no exception. Innocence has definitely got to be one of my most favourite books he has ever written. Keep up the great work Dean.
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Innocence revisited
March 10th, 2014
Dean R. Koontz has the uncanny ability to entice the reader into intertwining their consciousness into the lives of th the characters. I truly enjoyed this book. It's a great read!
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Innocence
March 9th, 2014
This was hard to start but go a lot better. Really enjoyed,would recommend !
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Classic Koontz
March 4th, 2014
So real and captivating
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Very artistic
March 1st, 2014
Not your average book. Very well written, makes you want to keep reading because of the mysterious characters.
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Innocence
February 25th, 2014
This book was good until near the end when the author lost momentum and chose easy over thoughtful.
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February 20th, 2014
I loved the mystery and intrigue. This book kept me from start to finish and I was not able to put it down.
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Innocence
February 16th, 2014
Loved how it ended
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INNOCENCE
February 16th, 2014
Loved odd thomas series but this story was great! Thanks
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February 7th, 2014
I haven't read Dean Koontz in many years, but I am so happy I picked this up. I thought the writing was beautiful, almost lyrical at times. The story kept me engaged and the last bit was almost impossible to put down.
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Lyrical, gripping, surprising.
February 1st, 2014
I had read many of Dean Kootz's books in the past but it had been a long time since I bought anything by him. I had felt like his books had become predictable. I have to say I was surprised by Innocence. I found it to be so beautifully written, at times it felt like poetry. It also was engaging and kept my interest throughout the entire book. In fact the last half became difficult to put down. I'm so glad I bought this one and imagine I will read it more than once to fully appreciate it's depth.
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Awesome
January 31st, 2014
5 stars, mostly because this story actually took me by surprise more than half way through.That hasn't happened for quite Some time
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Blah
January 24th, 2014
This is my first Koontz experience. Confusing and far fetched are not my thing.
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loved it
January 16th, 2014
Couldn't put it down once I started reading it!
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Innocence by dean joints
January 15th, 2014
This was an awesome read. Really enjoyed it.
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Innocence
January 12th, 2014
Would not recommend it
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