The Forbidden Door - Dean Koontz

The Forbidden Door

Author: Dean Koontz

  • Publication Date: 2018-09-11
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
4.5 Score: 4.5
(From 866 Ratings)


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • When this relentless rogue FBI agent comes knocking, her adversaries will have to answer—with their lives—in this thrilling Jane Hawk novel by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Corner.

“Koontz continues the incredible saga of the robust character of Jane Hawk, and it’s as terrific as the others in the series.”—Associated Press

“We’re rewriting the play, and the play is this country, the world, the future. We break Jane’s heart, we’ll also break her will.”
She was one of the FBI’s top agents until she became the nation’s most-wanted fugitive. Now Jane Hawk may be all that stands between a free nation and its enslavement by a powerful secret society’s terrifying mind-control technology. She couldn’t save her husband, or the others whose lives have been destroyed, but equipped with superior tactical and survival skills—and the fury born of a broken heart and a hunger for justice—Jane has struck major blows against the insidious cabal.

But Jane’s enemies are about to hit back hard. If their best operatives can’t outrun her, they mean to bring her running to them, using her five-year-old son as bait. Jane knows there’s no underestimating their capabilities, but she must battle her way back across the country to the remote shelter where her boy is safely hidden . . . for now. As she moves resolutely forward, new threats begin to emerge: a growing number of brain-altered victims driven hopelessly, violently insane. With the madness spreading like a virus, the war between Jane and her enemies will become a fight for all their lives—against the lethal terror unleashed from behind the forbidden door.

Don’t miss any of Dean Koontz’s gripping Jane Hawk thrillers:

Praise for The Forbidden Door

“Compelling and enthralling.”New York Journal of Books

“Mind-blowing. . . [a] gripping series . . .  a thrill ride. [Dean Koontz is] able to distract you for hours.”Bookreporter 

“Koontz is on another roll with a new series that boasts a juicy premise and a compelling star. . . . Pure gold.”Booklist 


  • Absolute rubbish

    By Matt1859
    Don’t waste your money. This is absolute rubbish. The author uses over a 1000 pages to tell a 250 page story.
  • The Forbidden Door

    By ceemax579
    This series of books is from the Dean Koontz I know and love.Good and evil,a child, and of course a dog(in this case two).I always have to look up at least one new word for me in the dictionary.I love the verbose pictures painted and for the vast majority of the time ,I agree with the philosophy.Cannot wait for the next stage of Jane Hawk’s adventure!
  • Great read!

    By Book buster
    I was skeptical before I opened to the first page, but that dissipated after the first few paragraphs😄. What a thrill-ride with all the goodies. Drama, suspense, and love are entwined throughout! This series is a must-read. But, hold on tight because Koontz is taking you on a sci-go thriller that will get you to take a second look at your boss, your neighbor, and your spouse.
  • Stupido

    By Dgb65
    Chock full of irrelevant fluff - 400 pages could be reduced to 50 pages of actual content.
  • More more more!!! Mr. Koontz never fails to keep me glued to the pages.

    By Koontz Fan 101
    Jane Hawk is unforgettable. She is arguably the most captivating protagonist Mr. Koontz has created to date. While reading Jane, I must set an alarm to keep myself from being late to work, bed, life in general, etc. Seriously, Jane Hawk never ceases to amaze, making it difficult to focus on much else but her next move. Her trusted allies are equally mesmerizing. I have fallen in love with the whole lot of them. Even some of the creepy characters are fascinating. I have no idea how Mr. Koontz does it, but I sure am grateful. If you’re wondering if Jane is worthy of your time, the answer (in my opinion) is an unequivocal “Yes!”. Start from the beginning though.., you won’t want to miss a beat. #gojanego
  • Good Read.

    By Ibooks2fa
    Cant wait for the next book.
  • The Forbidden Door

    By Mid-Life
    Same story as first two. Boring. Taking an okay idea and drawing it out. This was my last book in the series..
  • The Forbidden Door

    By Ferrari$
    Doesn’t really get one star. Worst book I’ve read in year.
  • Wow, caught fire

    By ledoss
    Fourth book in this series and my first read. The start was slow and a little tedious. Started picking up about a third into the book and WOW, the interest caught fire. The story is almost a “big brother” scenario , with the revolutionary truly bad guys seeming to always get the upper hand. By the end of this book, all is not well with the revolution and the main character, Jane Hawk is on the move, trying to stay alive, at a high price. A good read.
  • Awesome Thriller

    By LEEE0316
    The Forbidden Door is an awesome suspense-filled thriller. The main character, Jane is an ex-FBI agent on a mission to destroy the men who are installing mind-control technology in people in order to gain dominion over all of society. She is also on the run trying to not get herself caught and killed. She avoids all kinds of tight situations. She is being chased by the best of the best bad guys. They are right behind her each step of the way. She is a marvelous character. She's surrounded by a team of equally great characters. Dean Koontz is one of my favorite authors. This novel ranks among his best in my opinion. I would like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with a review copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion of it.