By Dean Koontz

The chilling account of a pivotal stumble upon among innocence and supreme malice, Darkness less than the sunlight is the fitting learn for Halloween--or for any haunted night--and unearths a mystery, fateful turning element within the profession of Alton Turner Blackwood, the killer on the darkish center of What the evening Knows, the drawing close novel through number one New York Times bestselling writer Dean Koontz.

There as soon as used to be a killer who knew the evening, its secrets and techniques and rhythms. how you can cover inside its shadows. while to seek.

He roamed from city to city, urban to urban, determining his prey for his or her attractiveness and innocence. His cruelties have been countless, his humanity lengthy considering that forfeit. yet nonetheless . . . he had now not but came upon how you can make his unique mark between monsters, tips on how to come absolutely alive as loss of life.

This is the tale of the way he realized these issues, and of what we'd do to make sure that he doesn't stopover at us.

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Wollte Bruce wissen. »Ich glaube, es würde ein unschuldiges Mädchen von siebzehn Jahren begeistern«, antwortete ich ehrlich. « »Wenn Sie wollen, können wir beides für Sie organisieren«, schlug der Vampir freundlich vor. Damit durfte der weltliche Teil des Gesprächs wohl als beendet gelten. »Ich bin inoffiziell in Edinburgh«, wiederholte ich. « »Wie ungewöhnlich …«, kommentierte der Mann leise. »Der verehrte Geser und der hochwürdige Sebulon schicken ein und denselben Boten … noch dazu einen Hohen Magier … noch dazu wegen eines solch nichtigen Anlasses.

Niemals hätte ich geglaubt, so einen Geschmack zu haben. Um mich herum strahlte alles in Weiß, Beige und Rosa. Das Parkett war aus hellem, ausgeblichenem Holz, die Wände mit beigefarbener Tapete tapeziert, auf der hellrosa Blumen prangten. Altmodische Möbel, aber 61 ebenfalls aus hellem Holz, und schneeweißer Atlas. An der Wand stand ein großes Ledersofa. In welcher Farbe? Weiß natürlich. An der Decke hing ein Kristalllüster. Vor den Fenstern durchscheinender Tüll und Übergardinen aus zartrosafarbenem Stoff.

Herrschte Swetlana sie streng an. »Erwachsene Menschen haben das Recht … manchmal … ein Gläschen Wodka zu trinken. « »Am Geburtstag von Onkel Tolja«, antwortete Nadja wie aus der Pistole geschossen. Swetlana warf mir einen höchst beredten Blick zu. Schuld-bewusst breitete ich die Arme aus. »Und trotzdem«, beharrte Swetlana. »Du hast nicht das Recht, mit Zauberei gegen deine Mama und deinen Papa vorzugehen. « »Papa auch nicht. Und dreh dich sofort um! « Nadja drehte sich um. Trotzig presste sie die Lippen aufeinander.

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