Timothy Carrier, having a beer after work at his friend's tavern, enjoys drawing eccentric customers into amusing conversations. But the jittery. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Starred Review. Bestseller Koontz ( The Husband) delivers a thriller so compelling many readers will race through. Get Instant Access to PDF File: Download Read. Online Free Now eBook The Good Guy By Dean. Koontz PDF EBOOK EPUB KINDLE.
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Suddenly, Tim Carrier, an ordinary guy, is at the center of a mystery of extraordinary proportions, the one man who can save an innocent life and stop a killer far more powerful than any cop…and as relentless as evil incarnate. Your Heart Belongs to Me. I kept expecting the innocents to get away, because Koontz doesn't usually have many innocent people die in his books, but I was disappointed in that regard. But every now and again I need a break. I don't know what else to say besides that.
What really sets this book apart from so many ordinary thrillers is the dialogue. The banter between Tim and Linda as they become closer is marvelous, and the scene where Krait, the killer with extraordinary connections, assumes a personality to allay the suspicions of a nosy mother of a couple whose house he is temporarily using as a refuge is terrifically believable even while being most improbable. Krait is the ultimate evil guy, so out of control that even his handlers begin to question his sanity.
Enough said. Set aside an evening. I especially recommend the audio version with Richard Ferrone. View all 3 comments. Aug 21, Obsidian rated it did not like it Shelves: Bah I say. I decided to read some Koontz to get into a Halloween type of mood.
Why do I do this to myself? Besides having a ridiculous premise dude thinks guy at bar is hired hitman and guy the so called Good Guy decides to do what it takes to stop a woman he does t know from getting killed. The development of the good guy and woman is woefully inadequate. Koontz spends most of the book giving us the hitman's world view and it sucks.
One chapter was enough. But nope we keep going back to hi Bah. But nope we keep going back to him. The dialogue between characters was awful and the ending ludicrous. Also a freaking dog appears but at least it's not a golden retriever. The good guy in this book, Tim is dark and mysterious, but sorry I pegged him as former military within ten minutes. I am getting fed up with Koontz writing every character now is military and former military.
Guess that's the only way he can explain them using weapons proficiently. And I'm sorry, I don't buy why Tim is hell bent on getting involved with this whole thing cause he sees the woman he's paid to kill, face. Linda the target is a writer and man oh man she's irking. She's Gillian Flynn's cool girl brought to life. She can't answer questions or act like a regular human being, just talks in puzzles for most of the book before pushing a big reveal onto Tim about her life that I didn't buy for a second.
The other characters are barely in this and we just follow Tim and Linda as they hide from the bad guy. Tim and Linda also make stupid decisions so that was fun to read no it wasn't. The writing wasn't great. I don't know what else to say besides that. I feel like Koontz has forgotten how people speak to each other not in cliche form. Also it's creepy for a man to pop up and be all hey I may be falling in love with you as you run for your lives. The flow was awful. There's a distinct difference every time you shift from Tim, Tim's friend who is trying to help and the hired killer.
The ending was a joke. I won't even get into it besides it just made the book worse than I thought was possible at that point. View all 8 comments. Nov 10, Fred rated it really liked it Shelves: Koontzland Group Read - May On this read, I add a theme of the simple picture of Linda writer - the real reason to kill Linda - she was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
She was in a photo with a politician, a terrorist group, but she was innocent in the background. Krait the hit man captured her mom, but an undercover US organization enters to save them.
The end has a twist I did not expect. Can they continue life with their previous strong life goals? And not each other? Tim tells Linda and they try to run away from the hit man, Krait. The end to Krait is what you would expect. What was the real reason to kill Linda? Koontzland Group Home Jun 14, Carol Mcdonald rated it it was amazing.
But the jittery man who sits next to him tonight has mistaken Tim for someone very different—and passes to him a manila envelope full of cash. But things are about to get worse. In minutes another stranger sits next to Tim. This one is a cold-blooded killer who believes Tim is the man who has hired him. You get ten thousand—for doing nothing.
Call it a no-kill fee. And when Tim secretly follows the man out of the tavern, he gets a further shock: Tim enlists the aid of his friends, even those in his mysterious past, and sets out to help save the woman marked for death. On meeting her, he is surprised at his reaction to her and finds himself becoming more involved as they run from the fast approaching, seemingly relentless killer with many tricks up his sleeve. The woman herself claims not to know why she has been marked, but Tim feels that she too has secrets.
Befoe the explosive ending, all secrets will be revealed and relationships will be forged. View 2 comments.
Dean Koontz has a distinctive style in the thriller genre, and I have always liked it. Of them all, this one sounded the most intriguing, so I tried it first, and I am very glad I did.
This is trademark Dean Koontz — a page-turner from the very first paragraph. I could not put this book down, and read the whole thing in three days despite being on vacation and visiting Dean Koontz has a distinctive style in the thriller genre, and I have always liked it.
I could not put this book down, and read the whole thing in three days despite being on vacation and visiting relatives. The villain is suitably threatening, and the two main characters — Linda and Tim — are wonderfully drawn. Koontz will have you caring about them both from the get-go, and you will be hard-pressed to put this book down without making sure they are both safe.
If you have never tried a Dean Koontz book, this is as good as it gets, and a reasonable one to get you started. If you have read Koontz and you like his style, you will love this one. It is up there with False Memory, Watchers, and Lightning as one of my all-time favorites.
Jan 24, Lisa rated it it was amazing. As a writer, Koontz is improving. I found that this novel had very little rambling about his characters and scenes. His development of characters was amazing. I found that even though I despised the evil character, Krait, I was just as attached to him as I was the main characters, Tim and Linda.
This novel had a very interesting and scary plot. What made this Novel so intensely frightening was that it was a plausible situation.
It is a plot that could very well be happening or could happen to any As a writer, Koontz is improving.
It is a plot that could very well be happening or could happen to anyone that unknowingly was in the wrong place at the wrong time. This time, the payment was for Linda.
In a strange mix-up, Tim was given the money to perform the hit on Linda and refused to give it to the killer, Krait. Instead, Tim took it upon himself to save Linda from the determined killer.
A cat-mouse chase ensues where Tim and Linda are unable to escape Krait and eventually they must face him. I do not think the reader is totally surprised by the ending, but what is surprising is what we learn about the characters and why the mission to kill Linda took place. Anyone that enjoys crime novels, mystery, and suspense will find this a very entertaining read. Jan 26, Richard rated it liked it. The ending is the weakest.
Too much tom foolery for such a focused story. That is a pretty good thing about this book. Its a good ride. Koontz comes up with the creepiest bad guys. Jan 15, Donna rated it it was ok. This is your typical Koontz story - extremely bad guy chasing good guy s and in this one, the good guys don't know why they're being targeted for murder.
The bad guy is one of Koontz's worst, I think. This guy is pure evil and I was to the point that I almost couldn't read his parts in the book because I was so ready for him to get what he deserved.
So in the bad guy part, Koontz really delivers. But his good guys fell way short, to me. They were so unrealistic that I couldn't even feel like I knew them at all. The dialog between the main characters was so out there, it was really hard to describe. For instance, if a normal person knew a stranger was coming to their house to give them bad news about a mutual acquaintance, would the normal person start talking about modern art and the stranger's big head and drive-in theaters and how times were better back in the 30's?
I don't think so - most normal people would want to immediately know the news. And the conversations are that "out there" all the way thru the book.
Half the time I didn't know what in the world they were talking about or what the point was. They just plain didn't talk like normal people do. Another thing that was hard to swallow about Tim, he has strived for years to be a "normal" guy and fade into the background. But people who don't want to be noticed wouldn't usually follow along with a stranger who has mistaken their identity.
Especially if they know they are being mistaken for someone else, possibly a dangerous person, but that's exactly what Tim does. Even their tragic stories didn't bring a reaction from me when finally revealed. They just fell flat, which is how I would best describe the good guys - flat. The bad guy, though, whole other story.
Koontz shows us how cruel this guy is not just through flashback stories, but with people he crosses paths with in the story. I don't remember a story in which Koontz had this many innocent bystanders fall prey to the evil one, but a couple of the chapters were really hard to read. I kept expecting the innocents to get away, because Koontz doesn't usually have many innocent people die in his books, but I was disappointed in that regard.
I guess he proved his point about the bad guy, but it just seemed downright mean to me. The explanations at the end are so vague they're basically non-existent. Definitely some classic Koontz elements in this book, but not executed as well as he usually does.
May 12, Jessica Degarmo rated it it was amazing. This book is a favorite of mine. I've read it over and over and every single time I do, I pick up another little nuance.
Dean Koontz is known for his realistic fantasy, taking ordinary people and putting them into extraordinary predicaments, usually with a touch of the supernatural for good measure. The supernatural is missing from this book, but in my opinion, it's what makes it so good. There's something so sparce and poetic about Koontz's writing, something about the way he reveals his charac This book is a favorite of mine. There's something so sparce and poetic about Koontz's writing, something about the way he reveals his characters in bits and pieces that really adds to the drama of the story.
In this particular story, the main characters deal with a case of mistaken identity, one man's rigid sense of goodness and honor, and another man's disregard, or even disdain, for human life. Koontz is brilliant at revealing the characters slowly, carefully, while still giving the reader the feeling that they know these men inside and out.
The drama played out is intense, nonstop, but Koontz takes time to ensure that the characters feel real and do real things in the midst of all the intensity.
I honestly could talk about this book all day. It's got harsh humor, humanity, drama, action, horror, intrigue and a little good old-fashioned conspiracy thrown in for good measure. You'll want to wear your seatbelt for this wild ride. Now I know how it is that I found this book in my Audible library, purchased in , with neither any notation in my GR catalogue nor any memory of ever having listened to it.
I can only conclude, after listening for an hour, that I was so bored by it that I forgot about it as soon as I listened to it the first time. Dec 17, John Brown rated it it was amazing. Just for fun.
Ten thousand. The man leaves. Carrier opens the envelope. A few minutes later the actual killer shows up. Makes the same mistake. What do you do?
Carrier goes to alert the woman. But very soon the killer and those who hired him realize the mistake. The Good Guy was a wonderful story of action and suspense.
Koontz portrays a deadly and frightening killer. But he also includes lots of banter between Carrier and Paquette. Both have secrets which are interesting to learn. Then he twists it again. I loved this story and enjoyed the characters immensely.
But the book went beyond mere entertainment. I should be working hard on draft 3 of Curse of a Dark God. But every now and again I need a break. Jan 11, Valerie rated it liked it Shelves: This is my first Koontz book and I liked it. I was kind of hoping for more suspense and there were times that I did feel anxious but not to the degree I was hoping for.
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Dean Koontz, the author of many 1 New York Times bestsellers, lives in Southern California with his wife, Gerda, their golden retriever, Elsa, and the enduring spirits of their goldens, Trixie and Anna. He creates. Koontz writes thrillers that move so fast they make every other thriller writer seem to be standing still. Read An Excerpt. Paperback —. Buy the Audiobook Download: Apple Audible downpour eMusic audiobooks. Add to Cart. Also by Dean Koontz. Product Details. Inspired by Your Browsing History.