Watchers - Dean Koontz


By Dean Koontz

  • Release Date: 1987-02-02
  • Genre: Science Fiction
Score: 4.5
From 1,032 Ratings


A “superior thriller”(Oakland Press) about a man, a dog, and a terrifying threat that could only have come from the imagination of #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.

On his thirty-sixth birthday, Travis Cornell hikes into the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains. But his path is soon blocked by a bedraggled Golden Retriever who will let him go no further into the dark woods.

That morning, Travis had been desperate to find some happiness in his lonely, seemingly cursed life. What he finds is a dog of alarming intelligence that soon leads him into a relentless storm of mankind’s darkest creation...


  • My favorite

    By aspeedsk8ter
    My favorite Dean Koontz book! I read this in my 20’s and have read many of his books since then, the publishing date is way before 1987, that must be republishing date because I first read this in the late 70’s.
  • Cool

    By Ireke Onuma
    Thank you. This is a lovely story.
  • Great book, wonderful story

    By danmatras
    This is the first book I have read by Mr. Koontz, there certainly will be many more. He did a masterful job with the entire book. I could barely put it down. I loved everything about it, particularly Einstein. As a golden retriever lover I really loved it.
  • Must Read!!

    By ShakirJr
    Great Read!!
  • Wonderful story

    By Jonathan Qu
    This was the first book that I read by Dean Koontz and I loved it. I then started to read the rest of his books. However, this one is still my favorite.
  • Passed-down perfection

    By drag0nlaydee
    I first read this book as a young adult, intrigued by the notion of a chief character being a canine. My mother had, and has, Koontz’ entire collection. I have read many of his works as well. This book is the first that I remember wanting to reread as soon as I finished the last page. This is and will ever be my favorite book.
  • One of my top five favorite books ever

    By Mr. Sheppy
    This is a wonderful book. A thriller, yes, but also a great love story and an adventure as well. But mostly it’s a story of great hope. The notion that humankind is capable of great wonders and miracles when we put ourselves to the task. And the promise that man’s best friend could be beside us in a bold future.
  • Watchers

    By granmashar
    Could not put down! I loved this book so much. Now going to search for another by him, I want to keep reading 😍
  • Great book!!!

    By Olderheart
    I loved this story..from beginning to the end. Read it, enjoy and tell a friend - they'll thank you for recommending this one!
  • Best I've Read in Memory

    By PCailliet
    No book before this do I recall almost bringing tears at the end. Yes I have enjoy all sorts of novels from the Jack Reacher series to Stephen King, but none quite like this that so touched me as well as keeping me on the edge of my seat throughout.