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Review: The Forbidden Door

The Forbidden Door The Forbidden Door by Dean Koontz
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A thrilling read that blends suspense, thriller, technology, and an Orwellian future. To be honest, this was my entry point into the Jane Hawk series, which may have left me confused with some of the characters and backstory. However, I do plan to check out the first three before the fifth debuts. I liked the trio of protagonists, especially Bernie. They each brought something unique to the team and meshed well together. The antagonists were equally as interesting.

However, I thought there were too many plot threads that either were tied up too quickly or left unresolved. The central narrative was woven throughout but there were a number of subplots that were either superfluous or needed more detail. Again, this could be due to my lack of background to the book series.

Overall, a solid 3.5. Would recommend it to others, although possibly reading the books in order would be better.

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