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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (368 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Koryta Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Lincoln Perry Mysteries Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781538464472
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Whisper Ridge, a multimillion-dollar architectural project that was to host a unique program for paroled murderers, was the passion of Alexandra Sanabria, the daughter of a deceased Mafia don. But the program never got off the ground. The abandoned home now remains as a strange monument to dangerous secrets, kept off the market with taxes paid by a legal trust that Sanabria established just before she and her husband left town. While the couple’s abrupt exit was unique, it was also not regarded as criminal—until the bones of Alexandra’s husband were found more than a decade later.

Private Investigator Lincoln Perry isn’t thrilled about the situation—or his client. Parker Harrison served fifteen years for murder, but he claims Alexandra’s intervention saved his life, and now he wants to find her. It is a task that will challenge both Perry’s abilities as a detective and his commitment to that calling.

Once again Michael Koryta has crafted an intricate, fast-paced thriller, ratcheting up the tension as he explores just how dangerous the offer of a second chance can be.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The inventive plot of The Silent Hour surprises right up to the end, and in Perry, Koryta has created a classic tough detective—a man with enough dark passages in his own past to recognize them in others, a bulldog who just can’t let go until the ending of the story is told, no matter how close to hell it takes him.”

    St. Petersburg Times (Florida)

  • “Koryta is definitely one of the best of the new generation of U.S. mystery writers.”

    Globe and Mail (Toronto)

  • “Edgar-finalist Koryta spins a dark tale of broken dreams and second chances…Stunning.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Narrator Scott Brick can make even the most mundane story exciting, which is why it’s such a pleasure when he starts with a strong novel…The sense of urgency and depth of passion that Brick adds to the story create an atmosphere of palpable tension.”

    AudioFile

  • “Koryta writes with maturity and grace, delivering clipped, crisp prose and crackling suspense.”

    Booklist

  • “The plot is intricately woven and moves forward slowly with intuitive leaps of faith. As a protagonist, Perry is completely human, with knowledge, ability and insecurities. The twists in the story are so unexpected that the reader can only scratch his or her head in awe and wonderment.”

    Reviewer’s Bookwatch

  • “Feisty plotting and the most memorable prose since Chandler. Koryta belongs on every genre reader’s bookshelf.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • A 2010 Shamus Award Nominee for Best Hardcover PI Novel

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Casey | 2/8/2014

    " Pretty solid P.I. yarn. I would have liked more, but it seems like this is the last one in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl | 2/3/2014

    " Once again Koryta has outdone himself. Lincoln Child is caught up in a case he doesn't want to take. But reluctantly does, the twist and turns have you guessing till the end. Very well done. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danielle | 1/26/2014

    " I already have a couple of books on the go, but this one sneaked up on me when I flipped through it to see if it was worth holding onto when it was overdue. I blame the curious architecture of the building at the heart of the story - I'm a sucker for thrillers with weird buildings. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Donald | 1/22/2014

    " This was a quick read, but not very engaging. Lots of talking, very little action. What action there was, at the end, was pretty good, and two decent twists to go with it! But pretty boring up 'till then. I did love the description of the house in the woods and found myself wishing I could see it! Especially the door that seemed to lead nowhere. It certainly painted a picture for me and I wish it were real! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diana | 1/16/2014

    " Another strong entry in the Lincoln Perry mysteries. The story is strong, but it is far stronger in the context of the earlier books in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andy Plonka | 1/14/2014

    " This one starts with PI Lincoln Perry being hired to find out what happened to a husband and wife that owned a mansion that is now in disrepair. This book could be a lot shorter than it is and be improved tenfold. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rjames1999 | 12/6/2013

    " More about the character's struggles than the case. The guy makes some REALLY bad decisions based on some emotion that keep it interesting. If I could give it another half star I would. Recommended enough to read some others in the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michael | 11/28/2013

    " I'm looking forward to trying a later installment on the series. There were some excellent moments but overall it was not an engaging read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mom | 11/16/2013

    " The audio book version was not kind to this complex mystery. Its many plot turns and twists are rendered laborious by a plodding, melodramatic narration. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carole | 11/15/2013

    " As good as anyone can get! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John Sheridan | 11/4/2013

    " A bit disappointing given the excellence of the previous Lincoln Perry novels with the plotline not proving to not be as interesting as well characters that didn't evoke emotions to the same extent. Given his track record though I'm hopeful that is just a small dip. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Simon | 8/18/2013

    " I enjoyed this one quite a bit, even though the pace is slowed down by a little too much by the main character's self reflection. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ronald | 5/23/2013

    " A good book but much slower paced than the other Lincoln Perry novels. It had a good story but really lacked in the action. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Connie | 2/7/2013

    " I'm disappointed that this is the end of the series, at least for now. Lincoln Perry was a great character as was Joe, his partner and Amy. Plan to read some of his stand alones soon. "

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

    " This author gets better and better with each book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 3/8/2012

    " 2nd book I have read in the P.I. series...this one was good... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peg | 12/20/2011

    " Really 3 1/2 stars. Like the writing style, characters and the twists and turns. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suziqoregon | 12/12/2011

    " My blog post about this book is at this link. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise | 11/15/2011

    " This was my first reading of Koryta's Lincoln Perry crime mysteries. It was different than his other novels with their supernatural elements, but it was a good crime novel. I know have interest in reading some of his others. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vastine Stabler | 10/17/2011

    " A nice little mystery diversion. Nothing more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 raymond lynch | 9/30/2011

    " Excellent is all I can say. They should make a TV Series or a movie from these 4 books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cornmaven | 7/18/2011

    " Koryta is a new author for me, and I loved his writing style, as well as his PI character, Lincoln Perry. The story flowed well, got intense, and I found myself staying up late to get further into it, a good sign. So I will definitely look him up again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rjames1999 | 3/27/2011

    " More about the character's struggles than the case. The guy makes some REALLY bad decisions based on some emotion that keep it interesting. If I could give it another half star I would. Recommended enough to read some others in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 10/6/2010

    " This author gets better and better with each book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danielle | 4/29/2010

    " I already have a couple of books on the go, but this one sneaked up on me when I flipped through it to see if it was worth holding onto when it was overdue. I blame the curious architecture of the building at the heart of the story - I'm a sucker for thrillers with weird buildings. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cornmaven | 3/31/2010

    " Koryta is a new author for me, and I loved his writing style, as well as his PI character, Lincoln Perry. The story flowed well, got intense, and I found myself staying up late to get further into it, a good sign. So I will definitely look him up again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mom | 2/18/2010

    " The audio book version was not kind to this complex mystery. Its many plot turns and twists are rendered laborious by a plodding, melodramatic narration. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carole | 2/11/2010

    " As good as anyone can get! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine | 12/28/2009

    " Good but not as good as I had expected -- seemed to bog down at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peg | 11/5/2009

    " Really 3 1/2 stars. Like the writing style, characters and the twists and turns. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan | 11/5/2009

    " This was just an average thriller by this author. I found the premise hard to swallow and the denoument was easy to see coming. Read only if you love this author. "

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About the Author
Author Michael Koryta

Michael Koryta is the New York Times bestselling author of ten novels, most recently Those Who Wish Me Dead. His previous novels—including The Prophet, The Ridge, and So Cold The River—were New York Times Notable Books, national bestsellers, and have been nominated for numerous awards, including having won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. A former private investigator and newspaper reporter, Koryta graduated from Indiana University with a degree in criminal justice. He lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, and Bloomington, Indiana.

About the Narrator

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.