The Moonlit Mind (Novella) - Dean Koontz

The Moonlit Mind (Novella)

By Dean Koontz

  • Release Date: 2011-11-28
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4 Score: 4 (From 555 Ratings)


In this chilling original stand-alone novella, available exclusively as an eBook, #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz offers a taste of what’s to come in his new novel, 77 Shadow Street, with a mesmerizing tale of a homeless boy at large in a city fraught with threats . . . both human and otherwise.

Twelve-year-old Crispin has lived on the streets since he was nine—with only his wits and his daring to sustain him, and only his silent dog, Harley, to call his friend. He is always on the move, never lingering in any one place long enough to risk being discovered. Still, there are certain places he returns to. In the midst of the tumultuous city, they are havens of solitude: like the hushed environs of St. Mary Salome Cemetery, a place where Crispin can feel at peace—safe, at least for a while, from the fearsome memories that plague him . . . and seep into his darkest nightmares. But not only his dreams are haunted. The city he roams with Harley has secrets and mysteries, things unexplainable and maybe unimaginable. Crispin has seen ghosts in the dead of night, and sensed dimensions beyond reason in broad daylight. Hints of things disturbing and strange nibble at the edges of his existence, even as dangers wholly natural and earthbound cast their shadows across his path. Alone, drifting, and scavenging to survive is no life for a boy. But the life Crispin has left behind, and is still running scared from, is an unspeakable alternative . . . that may yet catch up with him.

There is more to this world, and its darkest corners yet to be encountered, in this eBook’s special bonus: a spine-tingling excerpt from Dean Koontz’s forthcoming novel, 77 Shadow Street.


  • Uninspired and

    By alexpolsky
  • Loved it!

    By Slsolomon08
    This book left me pounding the pages! So good, I only wish it was longer. Leaves me wanting to know more!
  • Moonlit Mind-Great Read

    By GrammeTM
    Immediately engaging characters and story line. Unique and delightfully creepy antagonists. Another Dean Koontz book that I could not put down. Wish it were longer!
  • The moonlit mind

    By Agentn&m
    He is a genius
  • Excellent

    By VicaMac
    Dean Koontz never ceases to amaze me. A beautifully written novella. I could not put it down. Each page more exciting than the last...
  • Koontz is BACK,!

    By Working Spy
    I have avoided Koontz's last how ever many homogenized, formulaic and sometimes downright boring books. However, Moonlit Mind kept me enthralled and wanting more. Excellent characters, tantalizingly evil and perfectly creepy. This novella proves, happily, that Dean Koontz's is using his writing skills and imagination again!
  • Koontz is King

    By Aliohno
    Captivating story. Good dog as well.
  • The Moonlit Mind

    By Moonlit Mind
    Wow! Like all the others, I couldn't put this one down. Not the first book of Koontz's that did that to me. Truly great read. Wish it were longer!
  • Another great one by dean koontz

    By Recruiterrick
    Again, Koontz is brilliant. Even tho it was a Novella, it was a full story in every respect. I read other comments, all good, that indicated it should have been longer. Well longer would also have been good but really this was a complete story, well written, totally mesmerizing, well worth the price of admission.
  • Astonished

    By Sabsoul
    I could not put this one down. I finished it in less than two days and cannot wait for the next one!