Berkley Trade has released a reprint edition of Dean Koontz’s Hideaway.

Description: He was clinically dead after the accident-but was miraculously revived. Now Hatch Harrison and his wife, Lindsey, approach each day with a new appreciation of life … shadowed by his glimpse of death.

But something has come back from the other side. A terrible presence that links Hatch’s mind to a dangerous psychotic. A dark force of murderous rage that hides within everyone.

Koontz has written an essay on Hideaway and posted it online. Here’s the opening:

Hideaway was the first novel of mine that elicited a pleasing quantity of hate mail. The volume of hate was never so great that the postal service had to deliver it in eighteen-wheelers – a mere fifty letters – but it satisfied.

“The first few distressed me. I was dismayed that my book had offended. I am basically a mellow guy who hopes that his work will in some humble way have a positive effect on the lives of my readers–and that I will be allowed to conduct my life without the constant company of heavily armed bodyguards.”

You can read the complete essay here: Hideaway Essay

And you can listen to an audio clip from the book here: Hideaway Audio Clip

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