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Ashley Bell by Dean Koontz

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Ashley Bell

Dean Koontz

ISBN 9780007520343

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz comes the must-read thriller of the year, perfect for readers of dark psychological suspense and modern classics of mystery and adventure.

Bibi Blair is a fierce, funny, dauntless young woman – whose doctor says she has one year to live.

She replies, ‘We’ll see.’
Her sudden recovery is a medical miracle.
An enigmatic woman convinces Bibi that she escaped death so that she can save someone else. Someone named Ashley Bell. But who is Ashley Bell? And what exactly does she need saving from?

Bibi’s obsession with finding Ashley sends her on the run from threats both mystical and worldly, including a rich and charismatic cult leader with terrifying ambitions.

 

The Author

Dean and Gerda

Dean Koontz was born and raised in Pennsylvania. He graduated from Shippensburg State College (now Shippensburg University). When he was a senior in college, Dean Koontz won an Atlantic Monthly fiction competition and has been writing ever since

His first job after graduation was with the Appalachian Poverty Program, where he was expected to counsel and tutor underprivileged children on a one-to-one basis. His first day on the job, he discovered that the previous occupier of his position had been beaten up by the very kids he had been trying to help and had landed in the hospital for several weeks.

The following year was filled with challenge but also tension, and Koontz was more highly motivated than ever to build a career as a writer. He wrote nights and weekends, which he continued to do after leaving the poverty program and going to work as an English teacher in a suburban school district outside Harrisburg. After a year and a half in that position, his wife, Gerda, made him an offer he couldn't refuse: "I'll support you for five years," she said, "and if you can't make it as a writer in that time, you'll never make it." By the end of those five years, Gerda had quit her job to run the business end of her husband's writing career. Dean and Gerda Koontz live in southern California. His books are published in 38 languages, a figure that currently increases more than 17 million copies per year.

 

 

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A satisfying dish blended with a little sadness and pips of joy that swell inside you. Delicious -Sun
I loved this novel. It is such a joy to read. This is more than your everyday adrenaline ride. The most gripping thing I've read in a long, long time. You sense you are reading a master still at the peak of his powers. -Matt Haig (author of The Humans)
Dean Koontz is not just a master of our darkest dreams, but also a literary juggler. -The Times

A terrific pursuit story…clever, up-to-the-minute, and riveting. -Guardian