The Moonlit Mind by Dean Koontz

The Moonlit Mind

By Dean Koontz

  • Release Date: 2011-12-01
  • Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 86 Ratings
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In this chilling original stand-alone novella, available exclusively as an eBook, Dean Koontz offers a taste of what’s to come in his novel, 77 Shadow Street, with a mesmerizing tale of a homeless boy at large in a city fraught with threats … both human and otherwise. Includes the first chapter of 77 Shadow Street.

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, 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. Crispin has seen ghosts in the dead of night, and sensed dimensions beyond reason in broad daylight.

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


Praise for Dean Koontz:

‘Dean Koontz is not just a master of our darkest dreams, but also a literary juggler’ The Times

‘Psychologically complex, masterly and satisfying’ The New York Times

‘There’s surprise after surprise, including a killer finale … a read-in-one-go novel’ Independent on Sunday

‘Velocity hits its pace from the first page and races through to a suitably climactic ending’ Sydney Sunday Telegraph

‘A terrific pursuit story … clever, up-to-the-minute, and riveting’ Guardian

About the author

Dean Koontz is an international household name whose hugely entertaining stories have been bestsellers in many countries, selling seventeen million copies each year. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, he lives with his wife Gerda, and their dog Anna, in southern California.


  • Quick Read

    By Baifu
    I have read so many of Dean's books and this one rates as highly as the rest. Quick read for a rainy day.
  • Great

    By La la laa
    Good quick read
  • Moonlit Mind

    By Motherroad
    Once again, Koontz entrances me with another almost- moralistic story. Love his prose and literary style. Would have loved to keep on reading, left me wondering what other strange things would happen. Highly recommend
  • Typical Koontz - outstanding

    By One-Eyed
    A really good companion to 77 shadow st. Excellent pace, good prose, surprises and good character building. All in all a great read. Take on shadow st if you liked this!
  • Great

    By woofydb
    Pity it isn't longer.....or will it be in the future.
  • Excellent short story.....gripping

    By Luluoz64