Book Review: The Whispering Room

34962255The Whispering Room is the second installment of Dean Koontz’s Jane Hawk novels. This review may contain spoilers for those who have not read The Silent Corner.

The Whispering Room picks up exactly where The Silent Corner left off. Jane is still on the run, but with more information about the conspiracy she has uncovered. With one of the key players out of the way, Jane sets her eyes on getting David James Michael.

I liked this book a lot more than the first. The Silent Corner was slow, agonizingly slow. The chapters are only a few pages long and span across several POVs. The Whispering Room is formatted the same, but I did find it more interesting.

Jane is a badass, I want to be her or at least her best friend. But Koontz paints her as almost too badass. Incredibly beautiful, ridiculous instincts, best at everything – I’m expecting her to turn into Wonder Woman at any moment. But the character works for the conspiracy that has webbed its way around the world.

I see some of Koontz’s beloved prose come out more in this novel than the first. It was greatly missed and I’m glad it made its appearance again.

But the book is still very long. I feel there is so much happening, but it takes forever to read through. With the density of the novel, I felt bored through a lot of it. The only thing keeping me reading was to find out what happens next.

The Whispering Room by Dean Koontz receives 3.5 stars.

The third installment, The Crooked Staircase has recently released. I really hope that the book continues to get better. It is currently planned to have 5 books in this series.

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