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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (8,327 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lisa Gardner Narrator: Claudia Christian Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The FBI Profiler Series Release Date: July 2003 ISBN: 9780739303443
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Each time he struck, he took two victims. Day after day, he waited for the first body to be discovered--a body containing all the clues the investigators needed to find the second victim, who waited...prey to a slow but certain death. The clock ticked--salvation was possible.

The police were never in time.

Years have passed; but for this killer, time has stood still. As a heat wave of epic proportions descends, the game begins again. Two girls have disappeared...and the clock is ticking.

Rookie FBI agent Kimberly Quincy knows the killer’s deadline can be met. But she’ll have to break some rules to beat an exactingly vicious criminal at a game he’s had time to perfect.

For the Killing Hour has arrived.... Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • A Main Selection of The Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club
  • A Featured Alternate Selection of Book-of-the-Month Club, Mystery Guild, and Doubleday Large Print

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 2/16/2014

    " Very good Quincy and Rainie story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tiffany L. | 1/25/2014

    " Okay, so I have a soft spot for books that continue with the same characters. I don't know what it is, I just like to be able to read MORE books with the same characters I fell in love with. I love that Lisa Gardner has the Quincy's in more books. There is a new one coming out next month too. I think there are 4 or 5 all together... Anyways, they are FBI agents solving crimes and I love that it has mystery/suspense/love all tied together. She writes great! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela Walter | 1/24/2014

    " I loved this book. For the first time in quite a while when I wasn't reading I would start thinking I was missing part of a movie I was watching until it dawned on me I was thinking of the book. I look forward to reading more of the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marcia | 1/20/2014

    " This is a chilling thriller! Girls' Rule #1 is not to go out alone. Nevertheless, even adhering to this rule, young women have been kidnapped. One is killed immediately, but the other is used as a pawn in a mind game with law enforcement. Rightfully, law enforcement must focus on the kidnapped woman rather than immediately trying to find the perp. Quincy's daughter Kimberly finds the body. The game has escalated, however, because the killer now has kidnapped 4 young women! The race is on to find them, if possible, still alive. During the novel, Kimberly Quincy slays some of her own demons and even manages to fall in love. In a parallel situation, her dad and Rainie Conner seem to come to terms with their own relationship better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 T. M. | 1/18/2014

    " My second favorite Lisa Gardner book. Kimberly Quincy (from "The Next Accident") is back and is now training at the FBI Academy to be a Special Agent. All of the information is well-researched in this novel, which adds to the intensity of the story. Kimberly runs into Mac, a visiting GBI Agent who was working on the Eco-Killer cases in Georgia. As a heat wave begins in Viriginia, the Eco-Killer strikes again, drawing Kimberly, Mac, Pierce Quincy, and Rainie Conner into the mix as they try to solve the case, as well as the only survivor of the Eco-Killer. Alternating POVs adds to the suspense. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John O'Connell | 1/12/2014

    " Disturbing as are many of her books but I can't put them down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 1/12/2014

    " It's been a long time since I've read a book that I couldn't put down. This book broke me out of that drought. I read it every spare moment I had (it helped to be on vacation with nothing to do) and the book even kept me up late some night. I kept wanting to know more! I can't say that I'm a huge fan of the detectives that are investigating the murder. However, the concept of the crime really interested me. The idea of a man killing a girl and using her a map to find a second girl who might have a chance to live... talk about intense storytelling!! The book definitely throws a few twists at you which are nice surprises. Just when I thought I figured it out, the author proved me wrong. The ending was a bit sappy and too "neatly tied with a bow" but I supposed it gives the reader enough to feel satisfied with the way the story goes. I think Lisa Gardner is a great writer and some her of personal notes in the acknowledgements makes me think she has a great sense of humor. She would have to as she spends so much time researching and thinking like a killer. I'd definitely recommend this book to murder mystery lovers and I would read something by Gardner again. *Note* I just noticed that this book is the 4th in a series about some of the detectives. With that in mind, I read this book without ever readying the other novels. I think Gardner did a great job in setting up characters for new readers so we don't feel like we missed out on important details from past books. Some authors assume you are a loyal reader and don't always take the time to clue the reader in on some major character points. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mom | 12/28/2013

    " this is a good book very different story line and her characters are always real "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachelle Piatek | 12/25/2013

    " Wow- no shortage of twists and turns here! Another fabulous page turner, great read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sunshine | 12/5/2013

    " It starts slow, but it is pretty good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gemma | 12/2/2013

    " Not the best of the series but an enjoyable read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanna (J.F.Penn) | 11/10/2013

    " excellent, original, good twists - another great from Gardner "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jaime | 11/6/2013

    " Great book! I love anything Lisa Gardner writes but I have to say I was grossed out at times with this book! Well worth it though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betty | 9/26/2013

    " This was my first Lisa Gardner mystery but I have already picked out others I want to read. Fast moving and keeps you reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 8/27/2013

    " Good, but a bit long & wordy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lee-Ann | 6/24/2013

    " I liked reading about how Kimberly and Mac met. The trials and tribulations of Tina were riveting. I figured out who the killer was early on, but the characters kept me interested. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa Sheldon | 3/11/2013

    " I love this Lisa Gardner's series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rupesh Goenka | 2/19/2013

    " A superb page turner & edge of the seat thriller.. Highly recommended... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 1/13/2013

    " One of Lisa Gardner's best yet. The riddle of each body providing clues leading to the next abductee added another dimension to the suspense and intrigue of this novel. Another brilliantly written and cleverly plotted thriller. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Breezy | 1/12/2013

    " Good thriller, I actually had the killer figured out before it was given away in this one. Didn't detract from the story though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn | 1/4/2013

    " This story is typical Gardner stuff...not as riveting as some of her other work, but still worthy of time spent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aileen | 3/20/2012

    " I read this because my Mom knows the author. Having such low expectations, it was actually a very enjoyable read. I especially enjoyed the backdrop of the Shenandoah National Park, Skyline Drive and Richmond, all areas I know well. Good for plane reading, but I would read more of Lisa Gardner... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zoe | 9/5/2011

    " Loved this book! this series about Pierce Quincy and Rainie Connor have been wonderful! If you like Detective Mysteries like Karin Slaughter, i'm sure you'll love these :D "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 7/27/2011

    " I think I've read all of Lisa Gardner's books and they are ALL fantastic! If you like mysteries, you'll love her books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nadine Haney | 7/25/2011

    " It's amazing to me that there are actually people in this world that are as evil and sick at the killer in this book. Very well written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura Griffith | 7/23/2011

    " This is one of my favorite authors, and she did not let me down with this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandi Kliemann | 5/11/2011

    " I enjoy the Quincy/Rainie series. They are suspenseful and entertaining, while still being quick/easy reads. I found The Killing Hour to be the most suspenseful of the series thus far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 5/1/2011

    " I love this Lisa Gardner's series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lsheldon5 | 5/1/2011

    " Lisa Gardner is a favorite writer of mine. This series has been wonderful. I have really enjoyed the audio books of this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 4/29/2011

    " This is one of my favorite authors, and she did not let me down with this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 4/22/2011

    " not the best Gardner book. Often preachy and slow "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susie | 4/20/2011

    " Kept my interest - made me anxious to return to reading it. I will definitely read more books by this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caroline | 3/29/2011

    " A geniune twist that I didn't see coming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 3/11/2011

    " Gripping storyline.

    Love Lisa Gardner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacey | 1/5/2011

    " Another juicy Lisa Gardner thriller, this time with Kimberly Quincy and Mac McCormack as the main couple involved, though Pierce Quincy and Rainie Connor have a small share in the story. Good, good, good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephane | 12/31/2010

    " This was actually my first book from this author and after finishing this one i read all of her other books in the Quincy/Rainie series as well as her Bobby Dodge books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellenjsmellen | 10/28/2010

    " Quick and easy read. A little bit predictable too, but I enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackie | 9/9/2010

    " Quincy's daughter takes on a killer and solves the mystery with the help of her father and Rainie.... totally cool detective story... "

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About the Author
Author Lisa Gardner

Lisa Gardner began her career in food service, but after catching her hair on fire numerous times, she took the hint and focused on writing instead. Since then she has become a #1 New York Times bestselling crime thriller novelist. A self-described research junkie, she has parlayed her interest in police procedure, cutting edge forensics, and twisted plots into a streak of thirteen bestselling suspense novels, including, The Killing Hour. With over 22 million books in print, Lisa is published in thirty countries. Her success crosses into the small screen with four of her novels becoming movies (At the Midnight Hour; The Perfect Husband; The Survivors Club; Hide.)