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3.00065760631302 out of 53.00065760631302 out of 53.00065760631302 out of 53.00065760631302 out of 53.00065760631302 out of 5 3.00 (4,562 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sandra Brown Narrator: Victor Slezak Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2012 ISBN: 9781442357471
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Sandra Brown has rapidly risen to the top of the ranks of suspense novelists with a succession of stories that feature strong, independent heroines caught up in life-or-death situations. In each of these books she has explored the psychological underpinnings of both the villains and the heroes, and she has told her stories with a grittiness not common to most female authors. These traits, which have set her apart from the pack, and have helped to elevate her standing among readers, both male and female, are readily apparent in Hello, Darkness, the novel which will launch her association with Simon & Schuster.

Paris Gibson is a talkshow host on late-night radio at a station just outside Austin, Texas. She has come to this town to escape from an affair gone wrong, and the death of her former fiancé, for which she blames herself.

The other half of the affair, a police psychologist named Dean Malloy, has also recently relocated to Austin; in his case it is an effort to get his teenage son away from some bad influences in his old home.

Paris and Dean are drawn together when she realizes that one of her radio callers, a man who identifies himself as "Valentino," is telling her that he has just decided to get even with a woman who he feels has wronged him. He says that he is holding her in a secure place and that he plans to kill her within three days. Paris and Dean race to identify and locate the mysterious "Valentino" before he can fulfill his promise of death.

Ripe with sexual tension and filled with plot twists that are both exciting and surprising, Hello, Darkness is exactly the kind of book that readers of suspense fiction crave.
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Quotes & Awards

  • “A gripping story of abduction, betrayal, and murder that could have been ripped straight from the headlines.”

    The Early Show

  • “Cue another run up the charts for bestselling Brown, who knows just the right mix to spin…The unmasking of the killer comes with a riveting finale that will leave fans begging for an encore.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Brown’s latest thriller is full of thrills and chills that will keep readers turning the pages…With an abundance of likely suspects, this sexy, engrossing thriller will keep readers guessing until the very end.”

    Booklist

  • “Essential for mystery collections.”

    Library Journal

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meadow | 2/13/2014

    " I couldn't put this book down. It was a page turner! GREAT READ! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 1/29/2014

    " Sandra Brown has proved to be an author that makes me want to read late into the night. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna Todd | 1/25/2014

    " Hello, Darkness by Sandra Brown (copyright 2003) is a suspenseful and thought-provoking tale about an on-air personality named Paris Gibson. She has a late night radio show on 101.3 at a small station in Austin, Texas. Paris engages her listeners by encouraging them to request their favorite love song classics. However, there are times that Paris is the listener as the callers will sometimes confer to her regarding their relationship difficulties. Paris then does what she can to solicite both sound and encouraging advice to troubled listeners. But then Paris recieves an extremely ominous and threatening phone call from someone named Valentino.It seems that Paris had recieved a call in days past from Valentino's girlfriend. It is quite evident that Valentino did not take kindly to the advice that Paris gave her. As a matter of fact, Valentino is most angry at both Paris and his girlfriend. He blames Paris and plans on seeking vengence and in the phone call to Paris tells her that he plans on killing his girlfriend in three days.Paris then alerts the proper authorities regarding this chilling and frightening phone call. It's a race against time to find Valentino before he kills. At the same time, there are many possible suspects in question. The plot thickens as the clues keeping adding up for each suspect.At the sametime, this book is very thought-provoking. Within the storyline, it reminds the reader of the potential danger of disturbed individuals in society. It also shows the potentially harmful and devestating effect of parents "leaving their teen-agers to their own devices."At the very least, I believe this book will remind readers of real life dangers and perhaps serve as an excellent "wake-up call" for parents that allow their children unmonitored access to the internet.Anna Todd "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janika | 1/21/2014

    " Like it so far, we'll see how it ends. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mick | 1/13/2014

    " Sandra Brown has written a book that has suspense, is fast paced, it is a page turner, a murder mystery and a love story. What more could you want? Get yourself a coffee and settle back into that over stuffed chair, you'll be there until you finish reading this book. This is the best book I've read in a long time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gayle Kee | 1/8/2014

    " Great. Wonder who did it all the way to the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maxine | 1/8/2014

    " Enjoyed every page! Who dunnit suspense at its best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Swathi | 1/8/2014

    " the story line is ok...but too dragging... no twists... rather i wud say nothin new!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 ReBecca | 12/18/2013

    " This book was boring. Interesting plot, but I wish Valentino had of kidnapped more people. Although the killer was a surprising twist it was still a rather long and boring life that focused more on Paris's past then of the "killer". Would only recommend if you are a big Sandra brown fan! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 11/4/2013

    " Excellent romantic suspense. Easy read with a storyline involving a DJ and the man who calls in his plan to murder his girlfriend to her. Fast paced and very enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wu | 10/15/2013

    " Pas! itu yang aku rasakan pas baca novel ini. Perpaduan roman dan intrik terasa balance. Pokoke bagus bgt!!1 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 9/28/2013

    " This one had me hooked on page 2! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joni | 9/26/2013

    " Predictable. I knew who the killer was within the first couple of chapters. Not one of Brown's best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth Davidson | 7/16/2013

    " This was an AMAZING book!! I could not put this book down for a full 24 hours!!! I couldn't get enough!!! I am going to go get more of her books and read them now!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 7/13/2013

    " Well done! Sandra has done it again. I love it when I can't figure out who the bad guy is until the end. Awesome! She does such a great job of making everyone look guilty. I loved the relationship between father and teenage son - the ups and downs. And the love triangle was deliciously fun too! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelli | 3/17/2013

    " The entire first half of the book, I was wondering why i was continuing to read this book, But the end has a very unexpected twist, so I am very glad I kept reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paulette | 2/18/2013

    " supposd to take place in Austin. A few references to places here. Lat night show host, reminiscent of Dalila on the radio. Good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 1/21/2013

    " This is one of Sandra Brown's best suspense novels. I loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kerwin Jn | 12/28/2012

    " sandra brown is up there with nora , fantastic suspense . kept me guessin "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erica | 12/23/2012

    " Very good...I really liked the delve into the radio scene. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vanessa | 12/16/2012

    " Her book was good as always. Kept you on the edge of your seat! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela(AllHoney) | 12/12/2012

    " Intense but enjoyable read. Kept singing the Simon and Garfunkle song whenever I looked at the cover. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 9/19/2012

    " Recently the Sandra Brown novels I have read irritated me, but this one was good, kept me guessing till the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nigel | 8/23/2012

    " Fun schlock. TV watching in a book. It's like a nice cheeseburger because it feels good. I admit I feel a little guilty reading this but it kept my attention. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bernadeth Petriana | 8/16/2012

    " This is truly a great piece of work. I couldn't figure out who the real villain was until the last scene. Characters development was very well written. I get chills every time Valentino calls Paris as if I can hear him myself. Definitely a must to read :) "

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About the Author
Author Sandra Brown

Sandra Brown is the author of more than sixty New York Times bestsellers, many of which have ranked in the number one to five slots, with over eighty million copies of her books in print. Her work has been translated into thirty-four languages.