Reader Review: This is a very suspenseful book that keeps you at the edge of your seat the entire book. You will never see the ending coming. It was fantastic. I highly recommend this book. Great mystery and suspense.
Bestselling author Sandra Brown is the master of the knife-edge thriller. Her latest and most powerful novel to date, Hello, Darkness , is the gripping story of a woman haunted by her past and caught in a nightmare that threatens to destroy her future. It's a brilliant, fast-paced tale, electric with sexual tension, by one of America's most popular authors of sophisticated suspense.
For Paris Gibson, her popular late-night radio show is both an escape and her one real contact with the outside world.
Since moving to Austin to ease the pain of past, tragic mistakes, she has led a life of virtual solitude, coming alive only when she hosts her show. To her loyal listeners, she is a wise and trusted friend who not only takes their music requests but listens to their problems and occasionally dispenses advice.
Paris's world of isolation is brutally threatened, however, when one listener -- a man who identifies himself only as "Valentino" -- tells her that her on-air advice to the girl he loves has caused her to leave him and that now he intends to exact his revenge. First he plans to kill the girl, whom he has abducted -- which he says he will do in 72 hours -- then he will come after Paris.
Joined by the Austin police department, Paris plunges into a race against time in an effort to find Valentino before he can carry out his threat to kill -- and to kill again. To her dismay, she finds that one of the people she must work with is crime psychologist Dean Malloy, a man with whom she shares a history that had a catastrophic effect on both their lives. His presence arouses old passions, forcing Paris to confront painful memories that she had come to Austin to forget.
As the clock ticks down, and Valentino's threats come closer and closer to becoming a reality, Paris suddenly finds herself forced to deal with a killer who may not be a stranger at all.
Tense and compelling right up to the chilling climax, Hello, Darkness is suspense at its very best, by the author USA Today has called "a masterful storyteller, carefully crafting tales that keep readers on the edge of their seats."
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|Title of eBook: Hello, Darkness|
|Release Date: 10-07-2003|
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|Publisher: Simon & Schuster||Store Sales Rank: 16736|
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PrologueUp until six minutes to sign-off, it had been a routine shift.
"It's a steamy night in the hill country. Thank you for spending your time with me here on 101.3. I've enjoyed your company tonight, as I do each weeknight. This is your host for classic love songs, Paris Gibson.
"I'm going to leave you tonight with a trio of my favorites. I hope you're listening to them with someone you love. Hold each other close."
She depressed the button on the control board to turn off her microphone. The series of songs would play uninterrupted right up to 1:59:30. During the last thirty seconds of her program, she would thank her listening audience again, say good night, and sign off.
While "Yesterday" played, she closed her eyes and rolled her head around on her tense shoulders. Compared to an eight- or nine-hour workday, a four-hour radio show would seem like a snap. It wasn't. By sign-off, she was physically tired.
She worked the board alone, introducing the songs she had selected and logged in before the show. Audience requests necessitated adjustments to the log and careful attention to the countdown clock. She also manned the incoming telephone lines herself.
The mechanics of the job were second nature, but not her delivery. She never allowed it to get routine or sloppy. Paris Gibson the person had worked diligently, with voice coaches and alone, to perfect the Paris Gibson "sound" for which she was well known.
She worked harder than even she realized to maintain that perfected inflection and pitch, because after 240 minutes on air, her neck and shoulder muscles burned with fatigue. Th...
Title: Hello, Darkness January 14, 2013 The plot is okay, however; there were too many characters that didn't seem to connect to the story. The radio station background seems to be made up rather than actual. The reomance seems disjointed. And the sunglasses, I just could't understand what was going on. I have read lots of Sandra Brown and enjoyed them, but not this one.
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Number of Comments: 4 Rating(s) 4 Review(s)
Not Her Best
Reviewer: A reader from DELAVAN, IL USA
January 14, 2013
The plot is okay, however; there were too many characters that didn't seem to connect to the story. The radio station background seems to be made up rather than actual. The reomance seems disjointed. And the sunglasses, I just could't understand what was going on. I have read lots of Sandra Brown and enjoyed them, but not this one.
Iâm very conservative with my ratings, usually t
January 30, 2009
Reviewer: A reader from Cheyenne, WY US
Iâm very conservative with my ratings, usually three stars, but âHello, Darknessâ by Sandra Brown really deserves five stars!
I have been following a recommended list of psychological thrillers, and this one had everything I was looking for. A psychopath committing disturbing crimes surrounded by a dark sexual underworld. There are many potential suspects, each with a seedy background and obsession with a late night deejay who hosts a radio program of classic love songs along and relationship advice.
I thoroughly enjoyed trying to guess the psychopath out of so many disturbed suspects. Even the detectiveâs son is a suspect. Wow, Iâm going to find another thriller by Sandra Brown.
This is a very suspenseful book that keeps you at
August 1, 2008
Reviewer: A reader from Meridian, MS US
This is a very suspenseful book that keeps you at the edge of your seat the entire book. You will never see the ending coming. It was fantastic. I highly recommend this book. Great mystery and suspense.
As always, Brown's books are filled with thrills,
February 28, 2008
Reviewer: A reader from placentia, CA US
As always, Brown's books are filled with thrills, chills, and romance. I love all her books.
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