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In this chilling original stand-alone novella, available exclusively as an eBook, Dean Koontz offers a taste of what’s to come in his novel, 77 Shadow Street, with a mesmerizing tale of a homeless boy at large in a city fraught with threats … both human and otherwise. Includes the first chapter of 77 Shadow Street. Twelve-year-old Crispin has lived on the streets since he was nine – with only his wits and his daring to sustain him, and only his silent dog, Harley, to call his friend. He is always on the move, never lingering in any one place long enough to risk being discovered. Still, there are certain places he returns to, like the hushed environs of St. Mary Salome Cemetery, a place where Crispin can feel at peace – safe, at least for a while, from the fearsome memories that plague him … and seep into his darkest nightmares. But not only his dreams are haunted. Crispin has seen ghosts in the dead of night, and sensed dimensions beyond reason in broad daylight. Alone, drifting, and scavenging to survive is no life for a boy. But the life Crispin has left behind, and is still running scared from, is an unspeakable alternative … that may yet catch up with him. There is more to Crispin’s world, and its darkest corners have yet to be encountered, in this eBook’s special bonus: a spine-tingling excerpt from Dean Koontz’s forthcoming novel, 77 Shadow Street.

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The Moonlit Mind: A Novella
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3.9 / 5
Short, yet dry
March 11th, 2015
The story may have worked better for me if it had been longer. This is my first time reading a Koontz and I found the narrative dry and dusty. The characters a little thin; I struggled to sympathise with them on account of this. And the story lacked any thrill or suspense for me. Still, the stars for a good effort since it was a short, quick read that didn't offend me.
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Moonlit Mind
January 12th, 2015
I always enjoy this author's writing style. Clever, suspenseful and imaginitive with a dose of horror thrown in that is realistic enough to give the reader a good fright.
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The moonlit mind
December 18th, 2014
Just can't put dean Koontz books down I have read all his books so far and have never been disappointed can't wait for all the books yet to come
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The moonlit mind
April 20th, 2014
Great little story
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Moonlit mind
January 6th, 2014
Fantastic read again from the master, could not put it down
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March 25th, 2013
Another brilliant book from a master writer. If you're a fan, make sure you don't miss this one. If you're new to Koontz then this is an excellent starting point. :-)
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The Moonlit Mind
February 6th, 2013
Ok. Prefer the Odd Thomas series though.
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Beautifully written
January 31st, 2013
Gorgeous prequel to the masterpiece 77 Shadow Street
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