By Dean Koontz
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The woman who stated no to death.
Bibi Blair is a fierce, humorous, dauntless younger woman—whose health care professional says she has twelve months to live.
She replies, “We’ll see.”
Her surprising restoration astonishes scientific science.
An enigmatic girl convinces Bibi that she escaped loss of life in order that she will retailer another individual. a person named Ashley Bell.
But store her from what, from whom? And who's Ashley Bell? the place is she?
Bibi’s obsession with discovering Ashley sends her at the run from threats either mystical and worldly, together with a wealthy and charismatic cult chief with terrifying ambitions.
Here is an eloquent, riveting, brilliantly paced tale with an exciting heroine and a twisting, creative plot full of striking surprises. Ashley Bell is a brand new milestone in literary suspense from the long-acclaimed master.
Praise for Ashley Bell
“A mind-bender packed with pleasurable surprises.”—People (book of the week)
“[With] lyrical writing and compelling characters . . . Koontz stands by myself, and this novel is a first-rate instance of literary suspense. . . . one in every of his best.”—Associated Press
“Grabs you on web page one and retains you enthralled with ever widening loops of intrigue, spine-tingling plot twists, soaking up characters and emotional involvement . . . extraordinary.”—Bookreporter
“Heart-pounding and brain boggling . . . a rarity of a thriller—one that asks sizeable questions on existence and future whereas succeeding in growing [an] eerie feel of reality.”—Shelf Awareness
“Strap in and carry on. . . . while a author has controlled to seize this sort of lightning in a bottle, each reader should still event the whole jolt.”—BookPage
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Ashley Bell: A Novel by Dean Koontz