Black River

  • by Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by Scott Brick
  • 2 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Master of suspense Dean Koontz creates an undercurrent of terror in this story set deep in the dark and troubled town of Black River.Burned-out Hollywood screenwriter Bo Aikens is fed up with life in Los Angeles. He heads out of the hustle and bustle of the big city and arrives in picturesque Black River in Northern California, seeking relaxation and artistic inspiration. In small, idyllic Black River, nearly everyone is happy, contented, and welcoming of strangers. But despite the beautiful setting, Bo begins to feel unsettled after several disturbing incidents. He discovers that all of his money has been transferred to a bank account in Black River, and a house has been purchased for him by someone on "his" instructions. Troubled by various, peculiar twists of fate, Bo decides to leave Black River. As he becomes entangled in a nightmarish plot, preventing his return home, it suddenly seems clear to Bo that his perfect little hideaway captures more than just the imagination of its visitors. "Black River" appeared in print in Mystery Scene Magazine #63 in 2000.


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Customer Reviews

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Not the usual Dean Knootz

I really like Knootz for his dark humor and twisted endings. No humor in this book. Other than the twist at the end the book is a total flop. It felt like he threw something together at the last minute just to meet his contractual agreement with the publisher. Too bad because the ending would actually make a great story if developed at length. Hated the reader too.
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- kimberly


Be aware that this is a short story. It has Koontz' signature style; yet, I was surprised and disappointed. The suspense was building and all of the sudden all your questions were answer. There was so much more that could have been done with the plot line. The book begs for more.
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- Joann

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-08-2007
  • Publisher: AudioBook Cafe