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2.79 out of 52.79 out of 52.79 out of 52.79 out of 52.79 out of 5 2.79 (14 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bill Pronzini Narrator: Nick Sullivan Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2010 ISBN: 9781482980028
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A series of seemingly random murders along a fifty mile stretch of the rugged northern California coast, committed by an unknown dubbed the “Coastline Killer.” A young couple with marital problems, Shelby and Jay Macklin, decide to spend the week between Christmas and New Year’s at a friend’s remote coastal cottage. Two couples in a neighboring home whose relationships are thick with festering menace and a fierce winter storm that leads to a night of unrelenting terror. These are the main ingredients in Bill Pronzini’s chilling and twist-filled tale about the hidden nature of crime and its motives. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[A] stand-alone thriller that benefits considerably from Nick Sullivan’s dramatic interpretation…There are even moments in which he moves so effortlessly from voice to voice that the reading takes on the aspect of a classic radio drama with a full cast.”

    Publishers Weekly (audio review)

  • “Pronzini has written seventy-plus novels, and The Hidden demonstrates that he’s aging like fine wine. Jay, Shelby, and even the Coastline Killer are complex and engaging characters. The Mendocino coast and its storms are portrayed in all their palpable beauty and danger.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joella | 5/31/2011

    " A so-so suspense novel set on the northern California coastline. Good descriptions of the location though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna | 5/9/2011

    " This is a quick read, with plenty of mixed up folks and suspense. Take it to the beach. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie Maxine | 4/10/2011

    " Good suspenseful thriller, if you like that sort of thing. (And I do.) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nora | 3/10/2011

    " Not as atmospheric as I usually like, and the choice of killer was unsurprising. A decent story, however. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jon | 3/4/2011

    " Pretty average page-turner. Nothing either particularly good or bad about it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cindy S | 2/22/2011

    " I love Bill Pronzini's Nameless Detective book series. Unfortunately, this book (not a Nameless detective book) was a disappointment. The story line was fair, the ending somewhat predictable and the characters were not engaging. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ken | 2/15/2011

    " A highly mediocre novel with the suspense of a Presidential debate and the intellectual content of a Paris Hilton interview. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Coralie | 2/3/2011

    " An entertaining story about a guy who rips open his chin while falling off a ladder. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hawley | 2/2/2011

    " Another great novel of suspense by Pronzini! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ruth | 2/1/2011

    " Ok. Not nearly as good as Nameless Detective. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diana | 1/19/2011

    " book to keep you interest. one day read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Honorio | 1/8/2011

    " Very creepy tale set during the Holidays!! Love on the rocks story! and then some. Very enjoyable read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 1/3/2011

    " There was nothing intriguing or especially interesting about this book. It was a quick, predictable read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn | 1/2/2011

    " Typical reliable fast read from Bill Pronzini set along the Northern California Coast in winter with an apparently random murderer on the loose and a young couple with marital problems beset by a huge storm and various menacing characters. "

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About the Author
Author Bill Pronzini

Bill Pronzini has been nominated for or won every prize offered to crime fiction writers, including the 2008 Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. It is no wonder, then, that Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine said of him: “Complexity of characterization, puzzle, and theme support the case for Pronzini as the finest American detective novelist in current practice.” He lives and writes in California with his wife, the crime novelist Marcia Muller.

About the Narrator

Nick Sullivan has worked extensively on Broadway and at many theaters throughout the United States. His television credits include The Good Wife, Madame Secretary, Boardwalk Empire, 30 Rock, Elementary, Alpha House, Royal Pains, All My Children, Reading Rainbow, and all three Law & Order series. Film credits include Our Idiot Brother, Prison Song, and Puccini for Beginners. He has recorded hundreds of audiobooks, is an Audie Award winner, and has received numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards.