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The big dark sky / Dean Koontz.

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  • ISBN: 9781542019910
  • ISBN: 1542019915
  • ISBN: 9781542019927
  • ISBN: 1542019923
  • Physical Description: 381 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Seattle : Thomas & Mercer, 2022.

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Summary, etc.:
Drawn to a Montana homestead and to a strange childhood companion she'd long forgotten, Joanna Chase and others converge on this remote ranch where a madman lurks with a vision to save the future through murder, forcing them all to come together to save themselves--and humanity.
Subject: Ranches > Montana > Fiction.
Serial murderers > Montana > Fiction.
Genre: Thrillers (Fiction)

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  • 19 of 58 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Chester Public Library.


  • 4 current holds with 58 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Chester Public Library KOO (Text) 33210000533204 Adult Fiction Available -

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The Big Dark Sky
The Big Dark Sky
by Koontz, Dean
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The Big Dark Sky


From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.

Nearly a quarter of a century ago, Joanna's parents died within two weeks of one another. Joanna, now a novelist, has never quite shaken the trauma of those events. Lately, she's been suffering from what she can only assume are hallucinations--the voices of people begging her to come to the "big dark sky" of Montana and save them. From what? She has no idea. But the compulsion is strong within her. Koontz interweaves chapters featuring Joanna with segments about other people: the wonderfully named Harley Spondollar, who used to be the treasurer for a cult led by Xanthus Toller; Wendy, a single mom whose daughter was fathered by Toller; and Asher Optime, Toller's former right-hand man, who has embarked on a mission to "eradicate the horrid pestilence of humanity from this stressed planet." Figuring out exactly how all these characters relate to one another, as well as determining what the "big dark sky" of Montana has to do with it all, keeps us turning the pages. And the story's conclusion does not disappoint. Koontz has been having a lot of fun with his villains lately (see Lee Shacket in Devoted, 2020), and Asher Optime is one of his best: completely wackadoodle but absolutely riveting. Another A-plus thriller from a writer on a serious winning streak.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Koontz's popularity has been building steadily through more than 150 books.

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