What The Night Knows (2010) by Dean Koontz
There was a time when each new Dean Koontz novel made it's way onto my "must buy" list immediately upon its publication, or even before, if I knew about it pre-release. Unfortunately, I have to say that those days started to pass a while back when False Memory came out and some more recent novels (I'm thinking of the third Dean Koontz's Frankenstein book here) have done nothing to instill a great amount of confidence in me. So I did not buy this book when it came out in the last quarter of 2010. I got around to it in January of this year, though, and it turns out...I am very glad I did.
What The Night Knows is a book that is in many ways darker than most other Koontz novels, dealing with the subject of death and evil in a frank way while allowing only bits of light to shine in through most of the story. As usual, I will not reveal much of the plot since I don't want to spoil it, but there are elements of the movie Fallen (with Denzel Washington) with a body-hopping evil spirit of sorts. Also, it was interesting some of the philosophy on ghosts versus demons presented in the book, especially in light of all the Ghost Adventures and similar shows we've been watching in the last few months.
This was a page-turning, can't-put-it-down-until-well-past-bedtime novel that I am sure to enjoy several more times in the coming years. If you are not familiar with Dean Koontz, I think this would be a good entry point to his work. If you are already a Koontz fan, I probably don't need to tell you about this one because you have already read it...and if you haven't, you really should.