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Strange Highways

A masterful collection of chilling short stories
  • Author
    • Dean Koontz
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In the stunning title story 'Strange Highways', a failed author returns to his hometown after many years to attend his father's funeral, only to find himself suddenly and inexplicably thrust back through time to relive a traumatic event from his past.

One rain-swept Sunday night when he was twenty years old, on his way back to college after a weekend with his family, Joey Shannon took the wrong highway - and from that moment, nothing ever went right for him again. Now, exactly twenty years later, on another rain-swept night, Joey finds himself at the same crossroads, looking down the road never taken. Which is odd. Because that road no longer exists. A superhighway replaced it nearly twenty years ago, and the old state route - which had crossed a web of perpetually burning, abandoned coal mines - was condemned as too dangerous and was torn up. But now the highway is exactly as it was on that long-ago night, and when Joey turns on to it, he begins an eerie, terrifying journey toward a truth so dark and stunning that it will change everything he believes about himself, his past, and the nature of life.
  • Published: Sep 04 2006
  • 178 x 164mm
  • ISBN: 9780747248392

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Press Reviews

  • The Times
    Praise for Dean Koontz's novels: 'Koontz redefines suspense
  • Publishers Weekly
    Koontz`s style bleaches out clichés while showing a genius for detail
  • Sunday Telegraph
    Koontz's art is making the reader believe the impossible... sit back and enjoy it
  • Washington Post
    A master of the thriller genre
  • New York Post
    Scary. Koontz can really spook, and his dialogue and pacing rival the best
  • Mail on Sunday
    Fast and a hospital trolley on a toboggan run
  • New York Times
    Tumbling, hallucinogenic prose... "Serious" writers might do well to examine his technique. The story does not move so much as rocket up the gloomy highway with the reader in violent pursuit