Book Reviews of Hello, Darkness

Hello, Darkness
Hello Darkness
Author: Sandra Brown
ISBN-13: 9780743466752
ISBN-10: 0743466756
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 496
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 346 ratings
Publisher: Pocket Star
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 11
This is the type of novel that I love to read from Sandra Brown. The storyline is excellent, the action is wild and the romance is hot!! Readers are snared from the beginning with a sinister phone call to a radio-talk show host, followed by the kidnapping of the daughter of a prominent citizen. And even though you may think you have everything figured out and know who the psycho is - you don't. Not until the very end. The story takes you behind the scenes of a how a radio show operates, as well as into the teenage underworld of sex, drinking and drugs. Although this is truly a work of fiction, I think its a must-read for parents of teenagers because it stresses the importance of communication and keeping close tabs on these young wannabe adults.
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Helpful Score: 3
Not one of Sandra Brown's best, but enjoyable.
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Helpful Score: 3
Paris Gibson is a radio DJ. One of her listeners blames her for the advice she gave & he lost his girlfriend. He threatens to come after her & does.
The criminal psychologist who comes to her aid is an old flame. The ending will keep you up reading past your bedtime.
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I've read a lot of Sandra Brown's books and enjoyed them all, but I think this one is the best!! Kept my interest right from the start and I couldn't guess who the bad guy was until nearly the end. Fun read.
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Helpful Score: 1
I'm a big fan of Sandra Brown..this book, like many others, was very good! There's a mystery, but a hot romance too!
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Helpful Score: 1
I promise it will be hard to put this book down once you start!
Supercharged thriller is electric with sexual tension and keeps readers guessing until the very end.
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Lots of suspense, lots of romance. This book has it all. Definitely one that I will read more than one time.
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I enjoy reading anything by Sandra Brown although I admit I enjoy her romantic suspense (like this) more than her straight romance. As usual, excellent.
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Another masterful Sandra Brown story. The setting is Austin, Texas - the heroine is a radio talk-show host - the villain calls in his threats as he leaves a trail of murdered women in his wake - and the hero is...well, the hero, of course! We get abduction, murder, betrayal, and more.
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Great book! keeps you guessing and lots of suspense.
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suspenseful
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A fast paced mystery.
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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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Maybe I am getting old but this book is to graphic with sex and rape.
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It is one of her classic murder and a little of romance.
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I kept wondering which suspect was the guilty one. kept me guessing until the very end. fast
and busy reading; kept the pages turning.
earl h. meldrim, ga.
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great book, surprised by ending.
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A fast-paced, gripping story of a talk show host who is drawn into the plot of a grisly murder.
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Good Book. A radio host who is hunted. I always try to guess who the perp is before it is revealed. I got this one.
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A great suspense thriller that will keep you riveted.
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Tense and exciting. You can't put it down once you start reading it!
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Loved it!
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"a gripping story of abduction, betrayal, and murder that could have been ripped straight from the headlines." -pretty much says it.
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supercharged thriller is electric with sexual tension and keeps readers guessing until the very end.
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Sandra Brown does it again. I really enjoyed this book. I think it was one of her better ones.
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Good book,,pretty quick read. Holds your interest.
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This is one of the Sandra Brown books that sends you looking for another by her. Not at ALL like the "Best Kept Secret" book that she wrote. Which was trash. Wouldn't even make good confetti because the paper was sub-par, just like the writing. This one was nothing like that...lol
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Great book! Loved the characters!
Paris Gibson is a talk show host and receives a frightening phone call that the caller is going to kill someone. You will never guess who the killer is!!! I thought I had it figured out more than once. You will be guessing the whole book....but don't peek! It's worth the wait!
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I can only say the same thing about any SB book, they rock. The men are more than I can imagine but they are wonderful! I wish I had met any one of them!!
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Usually it's painfully obvious who the bad guy is, but I kept changing my mind as to the villain's identity all throughout the book. A good read.
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Sandra Brown has done the next to the impossible. She's given us a serial killer, shown us what he looks like, given us plenty of info about him, made plenty sure we know he's a bottom dweller into not quite right, kinky sex. But that's not what is so amazing about this novel. We meet this slug right from the get go, but we don't figure out who he is till the end of the book, so I guess you could say HELLO, DARKNESS is a mystery. But wait, it reads like a pulse-pounding, page-turning thriller. Stop! There might be a touch of romance in it as well.

Nightshift DJ Paris Gibson gets a call from one of her listeners, a guy who calls himself Valentino, just before she goes off shift. He tells her he's kidnapped his girlfriend and he's going to kill her in three days. Paris has seventy-two hours to save the girl. Of course she goes straight to the cops, where she happens to run into Criminal Shrink Dean Malloy, a man from her past.

Paris, Malloy and the police do their level best to track the kidnapper, but Ms. Brown has made it a bit difficult by giving them more than one suspect. Is it Malloy's sassy son, a back-talking, boozing brat who belongs to the same internet sex club as the missing girl? Is it the perverted porno perusing, pedophiliac who yearns to peak under his patient's skirts as he's drilling their teeth? Is it the cop assigned to computer fraud that's been secretly sampling the wares of the girls in the high school sex club? And can Paris and company catch the kidnapping killer before he gets Paris, because you know hes after her, else why did he bother to call in the first place.

The beauty of this book is that I was convinced the bad guy was the dentist, then I shifted my attention to the kid, then the cop, then back to the dentist, and so on and so on. Ms. Brown gives us three suspects, makes them all look guilty, then guiltier. What a great book.
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This was an awesome mystery!!! I was guessing until the very end!! Highly recommended to any and all mystery fans!
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I love Sandra Brown and this book is no exception. She has you sitting at the edge of your seat the whole time. I read into the night several nights to finish this book.
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A great mystery writer.
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Good Plot -- Keeps one guessing until the end.
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GREAT READ GOOD MYSTERY AND ROMANCE KEEP ME GUESSING TIL THE END
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The story was interesting which is what kept me reading it to the end.
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if you've read sandra brown then you will like this book
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Hard to put down once you begin with what I think is an ending not expected.
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Good beach read
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Will keep you up past your bedtime... a thriller about abduction,betrayal,and murder. Good read!
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From the back cover:

Since moving to Austin to ease the pain of tragic mistakes, Paris Gibson has led a life of virtual isolation, coming alive only at night when she hosts her popular radio show. Then one listener-who identifies himself as "Valentino"-tells Paris that the girl he loves jilted him because of Paris's on-air advice. He intends to extact revenge by killing the girl and then coming after Paris. Desperate to stop the sinister Valentino, Paris enlists the help of the police-including crime psychologist Dean Malloy, the very man she had hoped never to meet again. . .
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A radio host has a caller who says he is going to kill a girl, and it is all her fault.
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" A gripping story of abduction, betrayal and murder that could have been ripped straight from the headlines." I love Sandra Brown and this one delivers.
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Before reading this book, I read a review that stated that it would keep you guessing until the end. Once I started reading it, I thought the author was being obvious about who it was, but I was wrong... The book really does keep you guessing, right up to the very end! I enjoyed this book very much.
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A radio show personality gets caught up in a plot of revenge.
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Paris is a deejay on a late night radio show. She gets a call from a listener that leads her to beleive he is going to kill the girl that kilted him. Book will leave you on your toes about who the killer is...very good book.
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paris gibson is a talk radio host. a stalker listens to her show every night. he then comes after her. good book
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Brown at her best!
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I enjoyed the book. It was a police-mystery/love story. It kept me guessing until the last 5 pages!
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Very good read, was a hard book to put down between chapters
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This book was a good thriller.
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Good book
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I read this book quite a while ago and when I re-read the first couple of pages, I remembered it was very suspenseful.
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This was really good! Had me guessing till the end.
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Since moving to Austin to ease the pain of tragic mistakes, Paris Gibson had led a life vitual isolation,coming alive only at night when she hosts her popular radio show.Then one listener-who identifies himself as Valentino-tells Paris that the girl he loves julted him because of Paris's on-air advice.He intends to exact revenge by killing the girl and coming after Paris. Desperate to stop the sinister Valentino, Paris enlists the help of the police-including crime psychologist Dean Malloy the very man she had hoped never to meet again.....
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Great book! Keeps you guessing till the end!
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Sorry folks, I just couldn't get into this one at all! Never got far at all.
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A real thriller--I love Sanra Brown books!
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Spell binding.. always a good read.
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Great story, Sandra Brown never fails to get it right.
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Since moving to Austin to ease the pain of tragic mistakes, Paris Gibson has led a life of virtual isolation, coming alive only at night when she hosts her popular radio show. Then one listener -- who identifies himself as "Valentino" -- tells Paris that the girl he loves jilted him because of Paris's on-air advice. He intends to exact revenge by killing the girl and then coming after Paris. Desperate to stop the sinister Valentino, Paris enlists the help of the police including crime psychologist Dean Malloy, the very man she had hoped never to meet again...
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Excellent! I thoroughly enjoyed this book!
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Combination mystery/romance with the emphasis on the mystery.
A twisted character announces to a radio talk-show host that he's planning to kill the girlfriend who turfed him out in three days, then hangs up. Intriguing people (all with a bit of suspect mayhem in their pasts) provide all too many possible suspects.
What would YOU do with information like that?

From back cover: Since moving to Austin to ease the pain of tragic mistakes, Paris Gibson has led a life of virtual isolation, coming alive only at night when she hosts her popular radio show. Then one listener--who identifies himself as 'Valentino'--tells Paris that the girl he loves jilted him because of Paris' on-air advice. He intends to exact revenge by killing the girl and then coming after Paris.
Desperate to stop the sinister Valentino, Paris enlists the help of the police--including crime psychologist Dean Malloy, the very man she had hoped never to meet again...
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A gripping story of abduction, betrayal, and murder that could have been ripped straight from the headlines. Fascinating...Will keep you up past your bedtime...
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Spine tingling good murder mystery, keeps you on the edge of your seat and sleepless reading well into the wee hours. A definite page turner.
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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. Her world of isolation is brutally threatened 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 jilt him, and that now he intends to exact his revenge. First he plans to kill the girl, and 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 threats. As the clock ticks down, Paris suddenly finds herself forced to deal with a killer who may not be a stranger at all.
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I don't read a lot of nonfiction books but I enjoyed this one. It didn't take me a long time to read it because it held my interrest.
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A complex and interesting plot that builds in tension from a favorite author of mine.

"Since moving to Austin to ease the pain of tragic mistakes Paris Gibson has led a life of virtual isolation, coming alive only at night when she hosts her popular radio show....Desperate to stop the sinister [call-in listener]Valentino,Paris enlists the help of the police -- including crime psychologist Daen Malloy, the very man she'd hoped to never meet again."
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Since moving to Austin to ease the pain of tragic mistakes, Paris Gibson has led a life of virtual isolation, coming alive only at night when she hosts her popular radio show. Then one listener -- who identifies himself as "Valentino," tells Paris that the girl he loves jilted him because of Paris's on-air advice. He intends to exact revenge by killing the girl and then coming after Paris. Desperate to stop the sinister Valentino, Paris enlists the help of the police -- including crime psychologist Dean Malloy, the very man she had hoped never to meet again . . .
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Good book.
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Since moving to Austin to ease the pain of tragic mistakes, Paris Gibson has led a life of virtual isolation, coming alive only at night when she hosts her popular radio show. Then one listener-who identifies himself as "Valentino"-tells Paris that the girl he loves jilted him because of Paris's on-air advice. He intends to exact revenge by killing the girl and then coming after Paris.
Desperate to stop the sinister Valentino, Paris enlists the help of the police-including crime psychologist Dean Malloy, the very man she had hoped to never meet again...

Great book-kept me on the edge of my chair the whole time!
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Since moving to Austin to ease the pain of tragic mistakes, Paris Gibson has led a life of virtual isolation, coming alive only at night when she hosts her popular radio show. Then one listener -- who identifies himself as "Valentino," tells Paris that the girl he loves jilted him because of Paris's on-air advice. He intends to exact revenge by killing the girl and then coming after Paris. Desperate to stop the sinister Valentino, Paris enlists the help of the police -- including crime psychologist Dean Malloy, the very man she had hoped never to meet again . . .
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Since moving to Austin Paris Gibon has led a life of virtual isolation , coming alive only at night when she hosts her popular radio show -then one listener tells Paris because of her advice his girlfriend jilted him & he intends to kill her and then come after Paris - A good read -