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Dean Koontz has been called “America's most popular suspense novelist,” but that only begins to describe the rich variety and endless invention that characterize his work. Critics hail his impeccable craft and the artistry that has inspired the devotion of millions of fans around the world. He is unique among contemporary writers, venturing far beyond traditional boundaries to explore our deepest fears and most transcendent aspirations. 

Now, in From the Corner of His Eye, Koontz brings together his most powerful themes to draw readers into a spellbinding world made by a master at the top of his form—a story rich in triumph and tragedy, joy and terror, love, hate, and profound meaning, played out by perhaps the most unforgettable cast of characters he has yet created.

Bartholomew Lampion is born in Bright Beach, California, on a day of tragedy and terror, when the lives of everyone in his family are changed forever. Remarkable events accompany his birth, and everyone agrees that his unusual eyes are the most beautiful they have ever seen. 

On this same day, a thousand miles away, a ruthless man learns that he has a mortal enemy named Bartholomew. He doesn’t know who Bartholomew is, but he embarks on a search that will become the purpose of his life. If ever he finds the right Bartholomew, he will deal mercilessly with him.

And in San Francisco, a girl is born, the result of a violent rape. Her survival is miraculous, and her destiny is mysteriously linked to the fates of Barty and the man who stalks him.

At the age of three, Barty Lampion is blinded when surgeons reluctantly remove his eyes to save him from a fast-spreading cancer. As the growing boy copes with his blindness and proves to be a prodigy, his mother, an exceptional woman, counsels him that all things happen for a reason, that there is meaning even in his suffering, and that he will affect the lives of people yet unknown to him in ways startling and profound.

At thirteen, Bartholomew regains his sight. How he regains it, why he regains it, and what happens as his amazing life unfolds results in a breathtaking journey of courage, heart-stopping suspense, and high adventure. His mother once told him that every person’s life has an effect on every other person’s, in often unknowable ways, and Barty’s eventful life indeed entwines with others in ways that will astonish and move everyone who reads his story. 

People magazine has said that Dean Koontz has the “power to scare the daylights out of us.” In this, perhaps the most thrilling, suspenseful, and emotionally powerful work of his critically acclaimed career, Koontz does that and far more. He has created a compulsive page-turner that will have you at the edge of your seat, a narrative tour de force that will change the way you yourself look at the world.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[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

  • “The bestselling author elicits as much emotion as suspense in this spooky story about a boy who loses his eyesight.”

    People

  • “Though over 600 pages, the book never seems long. The characters are vivid and emotionally exciting, creating a fast and compelling read.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kams | 2/18/2014

    " a different take to the paranormal..a different style of narration ..a good read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Erik | 2/9/2014

    " This was my first Koontz book and I enjoyed it. Recommended to me because of the slight similarity to The Time Traveler's Wife (very slight) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Stacy | 2/6/2014

    " So far this is my favorite book by Koontz. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Suzy | 2/6/2014

    " This book was intense. I liked how you could actually relate with the bad guy and his insanity almost made reasonable sense. "

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