Dean Koontz to Release New Standalone Thriller this October

Elsewhere, the latest standalone thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz, will arrive in bookstores on October 6, 2020.

This is the second book this year from Koontz (following Devoted, which dropped back in March) who is wasting no time meeting the publishing demands of the five-book deal he signed with the Amazon imprint Thomas & Mercer—who has emerged as a publishing juggernaut under the leadership of Editorial Director Gracie Doyle—last July.

Like Devoted, Elsewhere is a standalone thriller that follows widowed father Jeffy Coltrane as he tries desperately to help his daughter live a normal life, only to inadvertently find himself smack dab in the middle of a controversy that could quite literally decide the fate of the world . . . 

Check out the plot details below.


ElsewhereThe fate of the world is in the hands of a father and daughter in an epic novel of wonder and terror by Dean Koontz, the #1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense.

Since his wife, Michelle, left seven years ago, Jeffy Coltrane has worked to maintain a normal life for himself and his eleven-year-old daughter, Amity, in Suavidad Beach. It’s a quiet life, until a local eccentric known as Spooky Ed shows up on their doorstep.

Ed entrusts Jeffy with hiding a strange and dangerous object—something he calls “the key to everything”—and tells Jeffy that he must never use the device. But after a visit from a group of ominous men, Jeffy and Amity find themselves accidentally activating the key and discovering an extraordinary truth. The device allows them to jump between parallel planes at once familiar and bizarre, wondrous and terrifying. And Jeffy and Amity can’t help but wonder, could Michelle be just a click away?

Jeffy and Amity aren’t the only ones interested in the device. A man with a dark purpose is in pursuit, determined to use its grand potential for profound evil. Unless Amity and Jeffy can outwit him, the place they call home may never be safe again.



International bestselling author Dean Koontz was only a senior in college when he won an Atlantic Monthly fiction competition. He has never stopped writing since. Koontz is the author of fourteen number-one New York Times bestsellers. He’s been hailed by Rolling Stone as “America’s most popular suspense novelist,” and his books have been published in thirty-eight languages and have sold over five hundred million copies worldwide.

Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Koontz now lives in Southern California with his wife, Gerda, their golden retriever, Elsa, and the enduring spirits of their goldens Trixie and Anna. For more information, visit his official website.

Readers excited to get their hands on Elsewhere can now pre-order Koontz’s forthcoming new novel on Amazon.



Praised as “One of the hardest working, most thoughtful, and fairest reviewers out there” by #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline, Ryan Steck has “quickly established himself as the authority on mysteries and thrillers” (Author A.J. Tata). Steck also works full-time as a freelance editor and pens a monthly thriller column for CrimeReads. For more information, be sure to follow him on Twitter and Facebook. He currently lives in Southwest Michigan with his wife and their six children.

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