Watchers - Dean Koontz


By Dean Koontz

  • Release Date: 1987-02-02
  • Genre: Science Fiction
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 1,496 Ratings)


A “superior thriller”(Oakland Press) about a man, a dog, and a terrifying threat that could only have come from the imagination of #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.

On his thirty-sixth birthday, Travis Cornell hikes into the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains. But his path is soon blocked by a bedraggled Golden Retriever who will let him go no further into the dark woods.

That morning, Travis had been desperate to find some happiness in his lonely, seemingly cursed life. What he finds is a dog of alarming intelligence that soon leads him into a relentless storm of mankind’s darkest creation...


  • Not My Usual Fast Pace

    By jesuslover811!
    At times, there was too much detail regarding scenery and commentary that was not necessary to keep the story going. But I have to still give it a 5. The themes ran deep in this book, and I cried at the end. Very few books have ever had me crying at the end. Well done!
  • Watchers

    By Teamjbs
    What a great story. It touches all my emotions. And I couldn’t put it down! Thank you
  • Adore this Book

    By TvWayne
    I admit I first read this because I couldn’t see Corey Haim in the movie. Initially I was disappointed his character isn’t in the book, but I still loved it. I’ve read it 7x
  • Watchers

    By TedSummers
    Great read.
  • Likely the most creative tale ever woven ;)

    By Bacswifey
    Wonderful read. Genuine characters. Great fiction that will push your imagination and leave you with a possibly larger view on our world. Enjoyed every moment.
  • Watchers

    By zoiegirl80
    Best book I’ve ever read!
  • Watchers

    By debbhhs
    I absolutely loved this book! I have recommended it to many people. The fact that I live in the area makes it even more special. Thank you, Mr. Koontz!
  • Favorite Book

    By nerdgirlsdoitbetter
    Love this story so much
  • 2nd time around

    By Rypt again!
    This is the first book I read of Knootz, I was hooked and became a faithful follower of his work. I re-read it and still couldn’t put it down. Great read! Highly recommend !
  • I love Dean Koontz

    By Xoranmar
    What a great story! If I said what I think about this book and so many other Koontz novels, it might be considered a spoiler.