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The Resource Ashley Bell : a novel, (electronic resource)

Ashley Bell : a novel, (electronic resource)

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Ashley Bell : a novel
Title
Ashley Bell
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Dean Koontz
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Language
eng
Summary
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BOOKPAGE • From #1 bestselling author Dean Koontz—the must-read thriller of the year, for readers of dark psychological suspense and modern classics of mystery and adventure. The girl who said no to death. Bibi Blair is a fierce, funny, dauntless young woman—whose doctor says she has one year to live. She replies, 2We’ll see.3 Her sudden recovery astonishes medical science. An enigmatic woman convinces Bibi that she escaped death so that she can save someone else. Someone named Ashley Bell. But save her from what, from whom? And who is Ashley Bell? Where is she? 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. Here is an eloquent, riveting, brilliantly paced story with an exhilarating heroine and a twisting, ingenious plot filled with staggering surprises. Ashley Bell is a new milestone in literary suspense from the long-acclaimed master. Praise for Ashley Bell 2Expertly blending the mystical and the everyday, Koontz creates alternate universes for his characters while playing hide-and-seek with the truth. . . . A mind-bender filled with satisfying surprises.3—People (book of the week) 2Dean Koontz outdoes himself with his latest journey, which solidifies his reputation as one of the best storytellers in the book business. . . . [With] lyrical writing and compelling characters . . . Koontz stands alone, and this novel is a prime example of literary suspense. . . . [He] knows what he’s doing, and the baffling story with the stellar character of Bibi Blair makes this thriller one of his best.3—Associated Press 2In every industry there exist ‘artists’ that are not only unforgettable, but know their craft better than the rest. Dean Koontz, yet again, proves that he is among these craftsmen. . . . There is so much to say about this treasure. The mystical plays a part, the reality of life on the edge plays a part and . . . nothing can be given away.3—Suspense Magazine 2The most stunning, flat-out crazy reading experience yet from a writer who specializes in surprises. If you’ve ever wondered how much fun it would be to feel a book unfold in real time along with its characters, you need to read Ashley Bell right now. . . . When a writer has managed to catch this kind of lightning in a bottle, every reader should experience the full jolt.3—BookPage 2[The] opening is gorgeous and crushing, and will shake awake anyone who thinks Koontz is just grinding out genre tomes. . . . It’s gripping stuff, but Koontz doesn’t stop there, adding a series of flashbacks regarding the alchemy of creativity and the fuel of trauma, and that’s before the Say what? twist that upends everything. . . . Fans will adore it. Koontz hits the canny nexus of horror, mystery, and fantasy here.3—Booklist 2An astonishing novel that sucks you in from the first page and delivers so many twists, you are bound to get whiplash.3—RT Book Reviews 2A fascinating exploration of destiny that is heart-pounding and mind-boggling . . . Ashley Bell is a rarity of a thriller—one that asks big questions about life and destiny while succeeding in creating such an eerie sense of reality that sleeping with the lights on might seem like a sane idea.3—Shelf Awareness From the Hardcover edition
Summary
This is a thrilling novel that caught me by surprise. Bibi Blair was diagnosed with brain cancer and astounds her doctor by being cured the day after her diagnosis. Why was she saved? A girl named Ashley Bell can provide the answers she seeks. Reality and dreams mix together in this unique narrative. Readers will be compelled to rush through to get to the ending. -- Andrienne Cruz for LibraryReads
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10451099
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MnSpTMCL
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
adult
Label
Ashley Bell : a novel, (electronic resource)
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http://ebook.3m.com/library/ald-document_id-hpbswz9
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Publication
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9780345545978
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unknown
Extent
576 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780345545978
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
hpbswz9
Label
Ashley Bell : a novel, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ebook.3m.com/library/ald-document_id-hpbswz9
Publication
Control code
9780345545978
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
576 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780345545978
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
hpbswz9

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