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ebook / ISBN-13: 9781472202765

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Imagine being scared of your own shadow…

False Memory is a chilling thriller of shadows, darkness and the mind. Perfect for fans of Stephen King and Richard Laymon.

‘Koontz redefines suspense’ – The Times

Martie Rhodes, a happily married, successful video games designer, takes an agoraphobic friend to therapy sessions twice a week. Each trip is a grim ordeal, but the experience has brought the two friends even closer together.

Then, one morning, Martie experiences a brief, irrational but disquieting fear of… her shadow. When autophobia – one of the rarest and most intriguing phobias known to psychology – is diagnosed, suddenly, radically, her life changes, and her future looks dark.

Martie’s husband, Dusty, loves her profoundly, and is desperate to understand the cause of her autophobia. But as he comes closer to the terrible truth, Dusty himself starts showing signs of a psychological disorder even more frightening than that afflicting Martie…

What readers are saying about False Memory:

False Memory is an intense plot painted with achingly real characters

‘With this book the ‘master of our darkest dreams’ takes a fuller, more (in)human dimension. False Memory is a literary jewel

The best book I’ve ever read


Koontz redefines suspense
The Times
A very readable, fairly ingenious and completely preposterous story
Mail On Sunday
Koontz's style bleaches out clichés while showing a genius for detail
Publishers Weekly
A compulsive nail-biter of a thriller-cum-love story that will satisfy Koontz's legion of fans
Caravan Magazine
Dean Koontz has always boldly gone where no other fiction writer has even considered going before. As ever, the writing is fluid, the dynamic taut and the relationships between characters compulsive
The Times
Koontz's art is making the reader believe the impossible... sit back and enjoy it
Sunday Telegraph
In every industry there exist 'artists' that are not only unforgettable, but know their craft better than the rest. Dean Koontz... is among these artisans
Suspense Magazine
Dean Koontz is a prose stylist whose lyricism heightens malevolence and tension. [He creates] characters of unusual richness and depth
The Seattle Times
Tumbling, hallucinogenic prose.... 'Serious' writers... might do well to examine his technique
The New York Times Book Review
Lyrical writing and compelling characters... Koontz stands alone
Associated Press