Book Reviews of Hello, Darkness

Hello, Darkness
Hello Darkness
Author: Sandra Brown
ISBN-13: 9780743245524
ISBN-10: 0743245520
Publication Date: 10/7/2003
Pages: 355
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 173 ratings
Publisher: Simon Schuster
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 4
This was one of my favorites by Sandra Brown, I just could't put it down!
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Another great story with passion, intrigue and whit! I enjoyed it very much!
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this is a gripping novel of a woman haunted by her past and caught in a nightmare that threatens to distroy her future
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Inside flap: Hello, Darkness, is the gripping story of a woman haunted by her past and caught in a nightmare that threatnes 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.
I thorough enjoyed this book. I read this book in one days reading.
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From Publishers Weekly
Cue another run up the charts for bestselling Brown (The Crush), who knows just the right mix to spin: a second-chance-at-love theme rocked by the rhythms of families-in-jeopardy and the hip-hop beat of an at-risk teen subplot sure to alarm the most jaded of parents. Her latest thriller, set during a steamy Austin, Tex., summer, revolves around Paris Gibson, host of a late night radio show that dispenses classic love songs along with advice for the lovelorn that turns deadly after a caller takes Paris's on-air advice to dump a possessive boyfriend who turns out to be another regular caller, "Valentino." Refusing to be dumped, "Valentino" makes the girl his captive, phones Paris that he will kill her in 72 hours ("...her death will be on your conscience") and implies Paris may die next. Paris contacts the Austin police and reunites with one-time lover, Dean Malloy, a police psychologist who was also her dead fiance's best friend. "Valentino" 's victim, Janey Kemp, is the missing 17-year-old daughter of a prominent judge and a founder of a Sex Club Web site that arranges illicit parties that Dean's son, Gavin, also frequents, connecting him to Janey's disappearance. Paris and Dean's romance is almost trivial beside Janey's dehumanizing captivity, although Brown's shallow characterizations of Janey and other Sex Club teens registers the only off note in this fast-reading thriller. The adult suspects are better developed: Lancy, an ex-con/janitor/former porn star trying to make good; Stan, a radio employee whose family connections are the only reason he has a job; John, a cop who sees nothing wrong with "hands on" undercover work; and Brad, a sex-addicted dentist. The unmasking of the killer comes with a riveting finale that will leave fans begging for an encore.
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One of my favorites. The story is so intriguing and exciting from start to finish. Could not put it down.
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Paris Gibson, a late night radio host leaves Austin to ease the pain of past tragic mistakes, virtually living a life of solitude. Then a man who identifies himself as "Valentino" tells her that her on air advice to the girl he loves caused her to leave him and that now he intends to kill her. Then he will come after Paris. As the clock ticks down, and Valentino's threats come closer and closer to becoming reality, Paris is forced to deal with a killer who may not be a stranger at all. A great suspenseful book.
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Good read. Radio host is stalked. Creepy encounters in late nite deserted station.
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Great story! I've always enjoyed her work and this one I've actually read twice!
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Very easy to read. There were twists in the story till the VERY end. I really enjoyed it.
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This thriller about a woman haunted by her past and then becomes caught up in a nightmare. I read it straight through! A great read.
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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 the 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 of 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 to becoming a reality, Paris suddenly finds herself forced to deal with a killer who may not be a stranger at all.
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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.
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Great read!!
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Paris is a radio deejay who gets a phone call one night during her show that starts this thriller...the caller is planning on killing someone in 72 hours if Paris can't save his victim...the plot is the search of a sexual predator...fast read, recommend it if you like other Sandra Brown books.
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Terrific storyline ... I love the characters.
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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.
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This book was really an exciting read. As most of Sandra Brown's books are. ENJOY!!
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another page turning and gripping novel.
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FOR PARIS GIBSON, HER POPULAR LATE-NIGHT RADIO SHOW IS BOTH AND ESCAPE AND HER ONE REAL CONTACT WITH THE OUTSIDE WORLD
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Good read.
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Great book.
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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.
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Good character development. Disturbing topics, sexual content.
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This is a book club edition hardcover