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The Whispering Room

(Jane Hawk #2)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  16,442 ratings  ·  1,627 reviews
Jane Hawk - fiction's most relentless, resourceful, stunning new heroine - continues her battle against a murderous conspiracy in the riveting sequel to The Silent Corner.

"No time to delay. Do what you were born to do. Fame will be yours when you do this."

These are the words that ring in the mind of mild-mannered, beloved schoolteacher Cora Gundersun - just before she take
Hardcover, 492 pages
Published November 21st 2017 by Bantam
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Sep 16, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Picked up right where book one left off. A follow-up book two from the Jane Hawk series. And Jane is still on the run. I highly recommend starting at the beginning with ‘The Silent Corner’ in order to become fully enmeshed.

Money, power and sex! The triple threat of human nature that combined, have major potential for evil to bloom. A sinister group are using nanotechnology to take over and control unsuspecting innocent people through brain implants. (Sounds crazy right? Perhaps not so far-fetche
Bobby Underwood
Dec 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“You're dead already...They'll know about you in the whispering room.”

A narrative which moves like a runaway train, a terrific premise which is more plausible than we’d like to admit, a resourceful protagonist we like and care about, and Dean Koontz’s signature trademarks of goodness and hope in a world which too often seems to have gone mad, make this second entry in the Jane Hawk series a terrific read. I had not read the first in the series when I was fortunate enough to win a chance to read
Julie is on vacation
The Whispering Room by Dean Kootz is a 2017 Bantam publication.

Kick-butt heroine Jane Hawk is back ready to save the world from a diabolical and evil plot against America.

After reading the ‘The Silent Corner’, I was cautiously optimistic about this new series. After reading this second installment, I have become a true believer- lock, stock and barrel.

The thing about this storyline that makes it so incredibly chilling, especially in America, is that while it may sound like pure science fiction
Nov 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Thanks to Bantam Books/Random house for this ARC. Also thanks to Dustin Crazy little brown owl - moderator of Koontzland - the definitive Koontz Goodreads group - for hosting the giveaway. I say ARC even though it came out two weeks ago, but I got it just a couple of days before the release so I am late to the party.

The Jane Hawk adventure continues as she takes her bad-ass-ery all over America in search if truth an justice. There is so much stuff happening in this book and it was very suspensef
Nov 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
Time for a confession: I’ve never read a single book by Dean Koontz. I started The Face once, long ago, and never finished.

Maybe it’s time to revisit that book. The Whispering Room is a sequel to Koontz’s first Jane Hawk book: The Silent Corner. I should have picked it up while it was on sale a couple weeks ago because it’s right up my alley: conspiracy theories, kick ass heroine, a fun supporting cast.

That being said, I actually had no issue following along here. The first few chapters provide
Dec 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is turning into such a great series. I gave book one 4 stars but this one gets a full 5.

The most noticeable aspect of The Whispering Room is the suspense. I sat on the edge of my seat, holding my breath and forcing myself not to peep at the end to see who survived. Jane Hawk is one of those characters who really has it all together and is usually one step ahead of the baddies. In this book however the baddies have all the power of the government behind them and sometimes things get really s
Maureen Carden
For good reason there a genre called thrillers, if you looked the term up in the dictionary no doubt a picture of the cover for The Whispering Room (TWR) would be one of those books featured prominently.
Rogue FBI Special Agent Jane Hawk is back in her continuing crusade against the cabal that is trying to control the world through implanted nanotechnology.
Jane has acquired proof but since she is #1 on the FBI's most wanted list and since the NSA and other sources can mess with whatever she pos
Oct 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When I finished The Silent Corner, the first book in this series featuring FBI agent Jane Hawk, I loved it so much that in my review I urged the author to hurry up and finish the next one sooner than scheduled. He must have heard me, since he beat that original date by a couple of months. And oh boy, am I glad he did!

This one can stand alone, although I'm sure I enjoyed it more for having read the first. That one had plenty of action, but here it's almost nonstop, meaning I was "forced" to put o
Brittany McCann
Dean Koontz knocks another one out of the park! It's so crazy! I felt like I was on the edge of my seat the whole time rooting for Jane to succeed against insurmountable odds and hoping for the bad guys to lose. This man LIVES and BREATHES SUSPENSE! I don't really want to say anything that will spoil the immense story!
I HIGHLY suggest that you read Book 1 prior to reading this, since there is alot of story building: The Silent Corner.
I can't wait to read more of this nail biter series!
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Jane Hawk is back. She's still on the run....a fugitive....a rogue FBI agent. Following the apparent suicide of her husband, Jane discovered a conspiracy, something so evil and diabolical that she immediately knew she had to find those responsible and stop them. A group of powerful, wealthy people have developed technology that can hijack the will of any person...take over their brain. The person can be made to do anything. No resistance. No conscience. They will obey without question. Some peop ...more
Jun 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The Whispering Room, Jane Hawk #2 (NEW RELEASE - Group Read November/December 2017)

Goodread's ARC - first edition copy!

Link to Koontzland's December 2017 Group Read Discussions: this is #1 out of 4 listed - completed
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Jane Hawk, the "rogue" FBI agent solves her husband's suicide, FBI Lt.Col. Nick Hawk.
She wants to catch the criminal scientists & investors on implanting microscopic brain "mechanisms" to control a person's brain
Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Koontz has created a smart and exciting heroine in ex-FBI agent, Jane Hawk.
She can outwit the bad guys with her well-trained, bad ass skills and at the same time fiercely protect her loved ones.
In The Whispering Room her battle continues against a murderous conspiracy in the riveting sequel to The Silent Corner.
A fast-paced, heart pounding, entertaining and thought provoking read!
Love this series!!!
The Whispering Room is book #2 in the Jane Hawk series. The story follows on from #1 The Silent Corner, but it is not necessary to have read book #1 in order to understand the gist of the storyline. In some ways I was disappointed with how the storyline developed. Jane Hawk seems to have spent most of the book chasing around, interrogating people in order to extract information from them. The book was boring at times and not as enjoyable as The Silent Corner. I will be reading book #3 because I ...more
What would happen if someone discovered a way to make anyone into an assassin? Unlimited power, wealth beyond your imagings, sexual servitude, and corruption and evil explode.

The Whispering Room immediate follows Jane Hawks experiences and discoveries from The Silent Corner. She is following the trail of the power-players using the nano-tech to control minds and being hunted by the people she is hunting for. You can never know who is friend or foe because your friend can be controlled and under
Oct 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free electronic copy of The Whispering Room (Jane Hawk, #2) by Dean Koontz from NetGalley for my honest review.

First I have to say I have always been a big fan of Dean Koontz. This was a great thriller filled with conspiracy and mind control. Jane Hawk's husband committed suicide and Jane is trying to avenge her husband's death by proving it wasn't a suicide. Jane then becomes one of the most wanted people in the US because of what she knows.
LIsa Noell "Rocking the Chutzpah!"
I truly hated this book. I didn't want to hate it because I loved the first one so much, but getting through it was a chore. The characters were heroic and villainous to such an extreme that all I could think about were Dudley Do-Right, and Snidely Whiplash. "Curses, foiled again!" The major difference of course is that one is a cartoon. The other is just cartoonish. On the plus side, I remembered why I stopped reading Dean Koontz books so long ago. My thanks to the Bantam and Netgalley for the ...more
Linda Strong

I'd almost forgotten what a Dean Koontz book did to me .... the hairs on the back of my neck tingled, an adrenaline rush, forgetting to breathe at times. This book may be his best yet.

Jane Hawk has a story to tell. She is an FBI Agent, gone rogue, charged by our government of multiple murders. But the government is not telling the truth and Jane is looking for an honest reporter to tell her story. She has a young son to protect, b
Mar 23, 2018 rated it liked it
This is much better than Jane Hawk #1 and was headed to 5 stars until chapter 20 to conclusion. Hard to understand why Koontz would move from a great pulse-pounding story, to practically turn the heroine into a victim. Elisabeth Rodgers is a fabulous narrator. Instead of what should have been 5 stars, 3 due to the poor end. Overall, 6 of 10 stars.
Sep 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Wow! This story picked up Jane Hawk's mission and hit the ground running. I liked this one better than the first in this series - The Silent Corner. The conspiracy is much larger than she first imagined and more people she needs to try to bring down so that people won't be changed by these "idealists". Fast-paced and engrossing, I couldn't put this one down.

Thanks to Dean Koontz and Random House Publishing - Ballantine through Netgalley for an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest
Cody | CodysBookshelf
Release Date: 11.21.17

Picking up immediately after the action of this novel's predecessor, The Silent Corner, The Whispering Room — Dean Koontz's latest thriller — hits the ground running. Jane Hawk, blacklisted CIA agent, is still on the run and working hard to solve the massive conspiracy she uncovered in Koontz's previous release. Certain people have been chosen to kill themselves, for no apparent reason . . . except to manage the gene pool, perhaps?

In a lot of ways, this book feels like the
J.D. Barker
Sep 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely loved this. One of Koontz's best series. ...more
Karen’s Library
Once again, Dean Koontz left me breathless from start to finish in his second book of his Jane Hawk series. We pick up in The Whispering Room immediately following the end of The Silent Corner, and this time Jane gets a helping hand from Sheriff Luther Tillman. Luther and his family quickly endear themselves to the reader and I hope to see more Luther in the next book!

In fact, Jane has a way of pulling in the unlikeliest of allies which give the much needed light to this very dark story. Jane's
Nov 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, thriller
The thing I like most about this series is the protagonist. I grew up reading about Jason Borne, Jack Reacher, and Mitch Rapp, and I'm loving having a female hero that is just as skilled and competent. This book starts right where book 1 left off. Jane has learns more about what is happening, and gains an interesting ally in Luther Tillman, a small-town sheriff. But the bad guys are everywhere, and the story is basically one continuous chase.

I'm definitely interested to see what happens in book
“They don’t just use the nanoimplants to cull the population of people they don’t like. They have other uses that’ll sicken you when I lay it all out. Terrify and sicken. This is about freedom, Hannafin, yours as much as mine. It’s about a future of hope or slavery.”
- Jane Hawk


“Every human being was a mystery, each mind a maze of passages and secret rooms. No one ever really knew anyone or what they might be capable of doing.”
- Luther Tillman


“I found it difficult to believe that there were t
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Anyone who has read this will feel a compulsion to ask a certain question (no spoilers) of their nearest and dearest...just in case. When Jane Hawk ask herself in the mirror--chills! Sorry, I'm not usually that cryptic in my reviews but I wont give it away, you need to go read this one yourself.

I am a huge Dean Koontz fan. He is brilliant with characters, plot, dialogue and making the impossible completely plausible (and terrifying) but more than that I find him quite lyrical at times and those
Sherry Fundin
The Whispering Room by Dean Koontz is Book II of the Jane Hawk series. The books need to be read in order, and when I started the series, I had no idea there are five books, looooong books, but I am lovin’ them.

The Whispering Room picks up where The Silent Room leaves off.

I must warn you about the characters. There are so many great ones introduced, but many will not survive, so be careful who you become enamored with. She has ‘friends’ that offer their help, some willingly, some not so willingl
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Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Whispering Room, by Dean Koontz, is the second book in the Jane Hawk series. I strongly recommend reading them in order.

Jane is on the run again. In the first book of the series, Jane was on a quest to tell the world the truth about her husband's suicide. As a former FBI agent and now a fugitive, Jane is adept at dealing with the challenges in her journey. During her journey, she discovers more questionable deaths. There are many evil people who are against her discovering the truth. These p
Dec 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book. It was better than the first and it really surprised me. Toward the end I was curious where it was going since I know there's going to be a third book. I wondered if Koontz was going to do something in particular, but I thought he cared too much about his fans for that, despite the fact that he still hasn't finished the third Moonlight Bay book. Happily, I was right about him not doing what I thought he wouldn't do....

Right, babble aside, this was an absolutely exce
Sally Lindsay-briggs
Oct 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Little did my son know when he gave me this 492 page turner (regular print), that it was one of my best Christmas gifts. It was awesome, enthralling and I could NOT put it down. Fortunately, there was time to peruse due to a lake effect storm with bitter cold. Our main character Jane was a rogue FBI agent who sought to disable a horrible group of people that enslave with what would seem with unlikely means but Koontz enables us to totally believe and hope for Jane's success. ...more
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Acknowledged as "America's most popular suspense novelist" (Rolling Stone) and as one of today's most celebrated and successful writers, Dean Ray Koontz has earned the devotion of millions of readers around the world and the praise of critics everywhere for tales of character, mystery, and adventure that strike to the core of what it means to be human.

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