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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Luanne Rice Narrator: Christina Traister Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2013 ISBN: 9781455864775
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Beneath his controlled demeanor, attorney John O’Rourke is a man in turmoil. Since the death of his wife, he has been juggling the rigors of a controversial capital murder case and the demands of raising two children. As eleven-year-old Maggie and fourteen-year-old Teddy long for the past, they must also contend with the hostility that swirls around them since their father took on the defense of a despised killer — including a brick through their window one autumn morning. But a quieter event also takes place that day. A woman arrives on the O’Rourke doorstep to find a household in chaos but brimming with love — and, she hopes, answers. Six months ago Kate Harris’s younger sister fled from home following a devastating confrontation. After mailing a single postcard from the New England shore, Willa Harris vanished. With only a postmark to go on, Kate comes to the seaside — and discovers the one man who may be able to help her.... Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Salt-of-the-earth characters form the life-breathing force in this emotionally charged novel…Suspenseful…possibly Rice’s best work to date.”

    Romantic Times

  • “Intense and emotional, The Secret Hour has everything [readers] have come to expect and enjoy in novels by Luanne Rice…infinitely appealing characters…a sense of family that is rich and satisfying. Beyond these familiar elements is the underlying current of the unsolved mystery—the suspense is spine tingling and well developed. This added dimension in The Secret Hour elevates the novel to more than just a deep, meaningful novel of family relationships and makes it one of Ms. Rice’s best yet—a perfect ten.”

    Romance Reviews Today

  • “Rice’s heartfelt personal tone and the novel’s cunningly deranged villain make this a smooth-flowing and fast-paced effort, with justice served all around at the satisfying if predictable conclusion.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Rice’s lyrical style reveals the mind of a serial killer and humanizes the dilemma of justice by the book versus justice for victims.”

    Booklist

  • “Rice, customarily a writer of inspirational domestic fiction, offers a fast-paced departure into the romantic suspense genre.”

    Library Journal

  • “An effective blend of sentiment and suspense.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A USA Today Bestseller
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About the Author
Author Luanne Rice

Luanne Rice is the New York Times bestselling author of thirty novels. Many of her novels, including Crazy in Love, Blue Moon, Beach Girls, and Silver Bells have been made into movies for television. Rice’s short stories, essays, and articles have been widely published in magazines and newspapers. “A Kiss after Dying,” Rice’s account of a Connecticut murder trial very personal to her family, kicked off Glamour magazine’s series of true crime pieces. She received an honorary degree from Connecticut College in 2002, and the school’s special collections library contains a collection bearing her name. She currently divides her time between New York City and Southern California.

About the Narrator

Christina Traister has worked nationally as a professional actor for over fifteen years with a career focusing on classical theater. She teaches acting, voice, and stage combat in the Department of Theatre at Michigan State University.