The big dark sky

by Koontz, Dean R. 1945-

Format: Book on CD 2022
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A group of strangers bound by terrifying synchronicity becomes humankind's hope of survival in an exhilarating, twist-filled novel by Dean Koontz, the #1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense.

As a girl, Joanna Chase thrived on Rustling Willows Ranch in Montana until tragedy upended her life. Now thirty-four and living in Santa Fe with only misty memories of the past, she begins to receive pleas--by phone, through her TV, in her dreams: I am in a dark place, Jojo. Please come and help me. Heeding the disturbing appeals, Joanna is compelled to return to Montana, and to a strange childhood companion she had long forgotten.

She isn't the only one drawn to the Montana farmstead. People from all walks of life have converged at the remote ranch. They are haunted, on the run, obsessed, and seeking answers to the same omniscient danger Joanna came to confront. All the while, on the outskirts of Rustling Willows, a madman lurks with a vision to save the future. Mass murder is the only way to see his frightening manifesto come to pass.

Through a bizarre twist of seemingly coincidental circumstances, a band of strangers now find themselves under Montana's big dark sky. Their lives entwined, they face an encroaching horror. Unless they can defeat this threat, it will spell the end for humanity.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Nearly a quarter of a century ago, Joanna's parents died within two weeks of one another. Joanna, now a novelist, has never quite shaken the trauma of those events. Lately, she's been suffering from what she can only assume are hallucinations--the voices of people begging her to come to the "big dark sky" of Montana and save them. From what? She has no idea. But the compulsion is strong within her. Koontz interweaves chapters featuring Joanna with segments about other people: the wonderfully named Harley Spondollar, who used to be the treasurer for a cult led by Xanthus Toller; Wendy, a single mom whose daughter was fathered by Toller; and Asher Optime, Toller's former right-hand man, who has embarked on a mission to "eradicate the horrid pestilence of humanity from this stressed planet." Figuring out exactly how all these characters relate to one another, as well as determining what the "big dark sky" of Montana has to do with it all, keeps us turning the pages. And the story's conclusion does not disappoint. Koontz has been having a lot of fun with his villains lately (see Lee Shacket in Devoted, 2020), and Asher Optime is one of his best: completely wackadoodle but absolutely riveting. Another A-plus thriller from a writer on a serious winning streak.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Koontz's popularity has been building steadily through more than 150 books."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Ranches -- Montana -- Fiction.
Serial murderers -- Montana -- Fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Publisher Grand Haven, MI :Brilliance Audio,2022
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Al-Kaisi, Fajer, narrator.
Brilliance Audio (Firm), publisher.
Participants/Performers Performed by Fajer Al-Kaisi.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Title from disc label.
Description 10 audio discs (12 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781713652205
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