By Dean Koontz
Hailed as 'America's most well-liked suspense novelist' (Rolling Stone) Dean Koontz has entered a wealthy new section of his writing occupation that's yielding his so much creative, significant, and renowned paintings yet.At the peak of his powers as a literary craftsman, he has gained the acclaim of critics in addition to the allegiance of thousands of fanatics across the world, reworking the best fears and hopes of our time into masterworks of stunning originality and emotional resonance.Now, with the lovely intensity and virtuosity of his storytelling, he brings to readers one in every of his such a lot gripping and richly imagined novels to date'an intoxicating tale of experience and suspense, secret and revelation, advised with humor, center, and excessive paintings. One Door clear of HeavenIn a dusty trailer park at the a ways fringe of the California dream, Michelina Bellsong contemplates the alternatives she has made. At twenty-eight, she desires to swap the path of her stricken existence yet can't locate her way'until a brand new kin settles into the condo trailer round the corner and he or she meets the younger woman who will lead her on a notable quest that would switch Micky herself and every little thing she knows'or thinks she knows'forever. regardless of the brace she needs to put on on her deformed left leg, and her withered left hand, nine-year-old Leilani Klonk radiates a buoyant and indomitable spirit that evokes Micky. underneath Leilani's effervescence, notwithstanding, Micky involves experience a quiet desperation that the woman dares now not express.Leilani's mom is little greater than a toddler herself. And the girl's stepfather, Preston Maddoc, is expert yet threatening. He has moved the kinfolk from position to put as he fanatically investigates flying saucers sightings, striving to make touch, claiming to have had a imaginative and prescient that by means of Leilani's 10th birthday extraterrestrial beings will both heal her or take her away to a greater lifestyles on their world.Slowly, ever extra troubling info emerge in Leilani's conversations with Micky. so much chilling is Micky's discovery that Leilani had an older brother, additionally disabled, who vanished after Maddoc took him into the woods one evening and is now 'gone to the stars.'Leilani's 10th birthday is impending. Micky is confident the lady may be lifeless by means of that day. whereas the child-protection paperwork provides Micky the runaround, the Maddoc family members slips away into the evening. Micky units out throughout the United States to trace and locate them, on my own and afraid yet for the 1st time dwelling for whatever larger than herself.She reveals herself pitted opposed to an adversary, Preston Maddoc, as fearsome as he's crafty. the eagerness and disrespect for probability with which Micky pursues her quest deliver to her aspect a burned-out detective who joins her on a trip of magnificent peril and startling discoveries, a trip via poor darkness to unforeseen mild. One Door clear of Heaven is an incandescent mixture of suspense and humor, worry and sweetness, a narrative of redemption and undying knowledge that may have readers cheering. full of tragedy and pleasure, with terror and desire, it solidifies Dean Koontz's popularity as one of many leading storytellers of our time. this can be Dean Koontz at his very best'and it doesn't get any higher than that.From the Hardcover edition.