Ashley Bell - Dean Koontz

Ashley Bell

By Dean Koontz

  • Release Date: 2015-12-08
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4 Score: 4 (From 354 Ratings)

Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BOOKPAGEThe must-read thriller of the year, for readers of dark psychological suspense and modern classics of mystery and adventure

This ebook edition contains a special preview of Dean Koontz’s The Silent Corner.

The girl who said no to death.

Bibi Blair is a fierce, funny, dauntless young woman—whose doctor says she has one year to live.

She replies, “We’ll see.”

Her sudden recovery astonishes medical science.

An enigmatic woman convinces Bibi that she escaped death so that she can save someone else. Someone named Ashley Bell.

But save her from what, from whom? And who is Ashley Bell? Where is she?

Bibi’s obsession with finding Ashley sends her on the run from threats both mystical and worldly, including a rich and charismatic cult leader with terrifying ambitions.

Here is an eloquent, riveting, brilliantly paced story with an exhilarating heroine and a twisting, ingenious plot filled with staggering surprises. Ashley Bell is a new milestone in literary suspense from the long-acclaimed master.

Praise for Ashley Bell

“A mind-bender filled with satisfying surprises.”People (book of the week)
 
“[With] lyrical writing and compelling characters . . . Koontz stands alone, and this novel is a prime example of literary suspense. . . . One of his best.”—Associated Press
 
“Grabs you on page one and keeps you enthralled with ever widening loops of intrigue, spine-tingling plot twists, absorbing characters and emotional involvement . . . extraordinary.”Bookreporter
 
“Heart-pounding and mind boggling . . . a rarity of a thriller—one that asks big questions about life and destiny while succeeding in creating [an] eerie sense of reality.”Shelf Awareness
 
“Strap in and hold on. . . . When a writer has managed to catch this kind of lightning in a bottle, every reader should experience the full jolt.”BookPage

Reviews

  • Imagination knows no bounds

    5
    By Rustyshingle
    As always another excellent novel by koontz.
  • Not Dean Koontz's Best

    2
    By Odie092
    Long story with weak plot.
  • Readable, but could have been better

    3
    By NobodyUnoe
    Amazing positive female archetype for the protagonist, rarely seen in a novel, the story however bogs down with mildly tedious descriptions of surroundings that are obvious word count padding and devices to slow the story down. Every few pages, obscure words appear that only literati and those with degrees in English and literature would understand without the aid of a dictionary. Slightly disappointing ending that looses steam. I didn't hate it, and definitely have seen a lot worse, but am still debating whether or not to explore his other works.
  • LITERAL ADDICTION’s Review of Ashley Bell

    5
    By Literal Addiction's Pack Alpha
    Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle: I'm a huge Koontz fan. I've read everything he's ever written and am generally utterly captivated. There was only one book that I was a little disappointed by. This was not one of them. Koontz consistently delivers strong characters and this book was no exception. Add to that the light and airy quality of the prose and the story pace and I was hooked. Slightly different from other Koontz works, Ashley Bell is no less enthralling and after a few years, I think this will be one I would pick up again.
  • Eloquently written.

    5
    By Running Ohma
    I could not put this book down. So well written, detailed, and intriguing. Mr Koontz weaves a story that captures the full attention of the reader. The descriptions are very articulate and engaging leaving the reader with a clear visual picture of what is transpiring. The story is spellbinding! I highly recommend it!
  • Ashley Bell

    2
    By Say-Say Jane
    Unfortunately, not up to his usual standards.
  • Ashley Bell

    1
    By Follow up?
    Sadly, although I have bought many of his books, and enjoyed the older ones, this will be the last book I purchase by Dean Koontz. The last few I have bought have been disappointing, but this one takes the cake! Sadly, it was not worth the money spent to buy it, nor the time to finish reading it.
  • Ashley Bell

    5
    By Dolleygrip
    This my first time reading a book by this author. It was fabulous and I can't wait to read everything he has written.
  • Excellent

    5
    By Ddsssaop
    A great tale. Perhaps one of his best.
  • Nope

    1
    By Kiraaakb
    I was hoping this book would somehow get better, but inevitably it just got worse and worse. Some of the tangents and deep development with characters were pointless. You're waiting for this big reveal and twist to pull together, but it never does and leaves you dissatisfied and a bit confused. Do not recommend wasting your time on this 700+ book that never really gets off the ground.

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