What the Night Knows

What the Night Knows - Dean Koontz Alton Turner Blackwood murdered four families in horrific ways almost twenty years ago. Twenty years later a young man is incarcerated after murdering his own family in a similar manner. The pattern of the crimes is familiar to Detective John Calvino because on that long ago night his was the fourth family murdered and he was the one who killed Alton Turner Blackwood to put an end to the murder spree.

Through a journal shared throughout the book the reader is privy to the workings of a dysfunctional family and the making of a mass murderer. Through the memories of John Calvino the reader glimpses the rebuilding of a fragile life and the makings of a loving family. When these two things collide … the reader must let go of everything rational and wander through the improbable with our characters.

I have been a fan of Mr. Koontz for many, many years and with the exception of the Odd Thomas and Frankenstein series have found his last few books lacking. Not unenjoyable, but not really edge of your seat suspenseful either. What The Night Knows is seeing something blur out of the corner of your eye, having an inkling that something is around the corner, wondering if the wind contains more than just blowing leaves. I liked this one.