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False Memory: A thriller that plays terrifying tricks with your mind

Dean Koontz

8 Reviews

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USA, Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense, Horror & ghost stories, Dogs as pets

A thriller that plays terrifying tricks with your mind.

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...

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Praise for False Memory: A thriller that plays terrifying tricks with your mind


  • 'Not just a master of our darkest dreams but also a literary juggler' - The Times

  • 'Koontz redefines suspense' - The Times

  • 'A very readable, fairly ingenious and completely preposterous story' - Mail On Sunday

  • 'Koontz's style bleaches out cliches 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

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  • 'Koontz's art is making the reader believe the impossible... sit back and enjoy it' - Sunday Telegraph

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Dean Koontz

Dean Koontz was born into a very poor family and learned early on to escape into fiction. He lives in southern California with his wife, Gerda and a vivid imagination.

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