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For Paris Gibson, her popular late-night radio show is both an escape and her one real contact with the outside world.Since moving to Austin to ease the pain of past, tragic mistakes, she has led a life of virtual solitude, coming alive only when she hosts her show. To her loyal listeners, she is a wise and trusted friend who not only takes their music requests but listensFor Paris Gibson, her popular late-night radio show is both an escape and her one real contact with the outside world.Since moving to Austin to ease the pain of past, tragic mistakes, she has led a life of virtual solitude, coming alive only when she hosts her show. To her loyal listeners, she is a wise and trusted friend who not only takes their music requests but listens to their problems and occasionally dispenses advice. Paris's world of isolation is brutally threatened, however, when one listener -- a man who identifies himself only as "Valentino" -- tells her that her on-air advice to the girl he loves has caused her to leave him and that now he intends to exact his revenge. First he plans to kill the girl, whom he has abducted -- which he says he will do in 72 hours -- then he will come after Paris. Joined by the Austin police department, Paris plunges into a race against time in an effort to find Valentino before he can carry out his threat to kill -- and to kill again. To her dismay, she finds that one of the people she must work with is crime psychologist Dean Malloy, a man with whom she shares a history that had a catastrophic effect on both their lives. His presence arouses old passions, forcing Paris to confront painful memories that she had come to Austin to forget.As the clock ticks down, and Valentino's threats come closer and closer to becoming a reality, Paris suddenly finds herself forced to deal with a killer who may not be a stranger at all....

Title : Hello, Darkness
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ISBN : 9781416537779
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 548 Pages
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Hello, Darkness Reviews

  • Mo
    2019-01-14 18:19

    Well, another SB book. Another hit. Seriously, this woman can write. As with her other books, didn't read too many reviews. Didn't want spoilers.For Paris Gibson, her popular late-night radio show is both an escape and her one real contact with the outside world. Since moving to Austin to ease the pain of past, tragic mistakes, she has led a life of virtual solitude, coming alive only when she hosts her show. To her loyal listeners, she is a wise and trusted friend who not only takes their music requests but listens to their problems and occasionally dispenses advice. Paris's world of isolation is brutally threatened, however, when one listener -- a man who identifies himself only as "Valentino" -- tells her that her on-air advice to the girl he loves has caused her to leave him and that now he intends to exact his revenge.Sandra Brown does great sex scenes. They are not graphic, they just are. I feel them."Dean, don't."Finally, they lay down face-to-face on her bed, virgin until now. Her hand coasted over his torso, down past his navel and into the dense hair surrounding his sex. She drew her finger up the length of his penis. He covered her hand with his and guided it up and down. "Jesus," he groaned.I cannot say too much with out giving the plot away. Just read it.As the clock ticks down, and Valentino's threats come closer and closer to becoming a reality, Paris suddenly finds herself forced to deal with a killer who may not be a stranger at all.I LOVED IT.

  • ◆ Anna's ƦªϻƁℓℹռg$ ◆
    2018-12-27 11:08

    4.5 STARSLoved it!

  • ♥Sharon♥
    2018-12-19 14:19

    This is another Sandra Brown winner for me. As with the other SB books I have read, the plot and characters continue to be strong, fascinating and thrilling. Various threads are woven together to create a plot that will have questioning everyone and second guessing everything.Paris Gibson’s life has changed. Walking away from a past that has caused her pain and heartache she moves to Austin to do something different. Being a late night radio broadcaster, she loves music and the connection it creates with people. But the attention of one listener crosses the line and has Paris on edge. What had been an average call in, turns out to be cold and threatening.Dean Malloy works within the Austin PD as a psychologist with experience as a cop. He was a valuable asset and one that they used in situations like this. After the alarming call in, Paris had no choice but to contact the police. What she didn’t expect was to see Dean again. There was some dark stuff going on in this one. The plot was gripping and enticing. You’re sucked in from the beginning and kept engaged through the very last sentence.I know I really didn’t give you much to go on but that’s the way it has to be. I can’t say much because with a sexy thriller like this you need to just dive in and experience it yourself. And yes there were sexy moments. Again, the sex and romance is always second to the suspense. That doesn't cause it to be any less alluring. The deliverance of each and every kiss and touch leads to some AMAZING sex scenes. The anticipation is killer. ❤ ❤Another highly recommended read!!

  • Ingela
    2018-12-27 10:25

    Review written February 9, 20173.8 Stars - Just as entertaining as every romantic SB suspense I've read (listened to)Back to the always delivering romantic suspense author Sandra Brown. As most often lazy me chosed the audiobook edition. — 13:30 interesting hours narrated by Victor Slezak. A great voice to have your ear plugs and probably my absolute #1 favorite SB books narrator. **********************************************Paris Gibson is the host of a very popular night radio show. One late night a listener, "Valentino", tells her that the girl he loves jilted him because of Paris's on-air advice. He intends to kill his girlfriend and later also take revenge on Paris. To stop the sinister Paris ask the poilce for help and meets the crime psychologist Dean Malloy ... the very one and only man she had hoped never to meet again.**********************************************As earlier a safe bet..I started fancying Ms Brown's books just two years or so. Every single time I end feeling glad and happy about it and just want to start reading yet another one. Hello, Darkness isn't her very best in my opinion (maybe because it took me as long time to finish), but in every way thrilling, heart touching romantic and as always with good crime solving aka drama case. My admiration once again. — It will be more by SB. ...Many many more. **********************************************I LIKE - good "old fashion styled" romantic SB suspense

  • Karen
    2018-12-27 10:20

    4.5 STARSThe only reason this wasn't a 5 for me was because of the amazingness of some of her other books. Loved this.

  • Cheri
    2018-12-21 10:16

    WOW! I had to screw my head back on tight after all the head spins in this book. I thought I had it figured out about 5 times then Boom! I had to refigure. A lot of touchy issues in this book, but don't criticize SB for's life. One of her very best :)

  • Hollie
    2019-01-09 17:55

    I have mixed feelings with this read. I think its easier to do a breakdown for this one. Here it is:The pros:* It did have a good balance of suspense* The plot flowed well The cons:* There is cheating..........more than one instance - that’s not something I personally care for* It seemed overly long and many of the details seemed redundant* Way too many characters - it really took away from the main characters development* Quite predictableOverall, this book was just ok for me. I eagerly read it from beginning to end, but I still never fell in love with any of the characters or the storyline. I will still read more of this writers work though.

  • Gena Puro
    2019-01-12 09:57

    5 STARS!!!My ultimate favorite of Ms. Brown's so far!! I admit that the second chance love story was a big factor on why I loved this book. I especially loved reading and discovering what happened in their past. In other news, I have yet to guess right who the villain was, AGAIN. My dreams of being a cop is dwindling everday. Lol. ;)SB-6Gena-0

  • mich
    2018-12-21 17:12

    This was my first Sandra Brown book. I dunno. . .her writing just might not be for me, I think. The dialogue seemed so dry. I felt like I was reading a story about boring old people (lol, sorry!)The mystery aspect wasn't too bad, though.

  • Mei
    2019-01-06 11:01

    I think this is the best book I've read by SB!The story is really interesting and the way it is told is simply perfect! While reading I felt like I was watching an episode from Criminal Minds! It was awesome! I love everything about this one: Paris, Dean, the story, the mystery, just everything!Bravo Ms. Brown! *applause*

  • -y.a
    2019-01-03 15:20

    A cheating plot is not necessarily a deal-breaker for me. Hello, Darkness is one of those books with subplots of cheating affair between H/h in the past and H being with another woman at the present. Great character development, second chance romance and suspense make the book worth reading.

  • Filipa
    2019-01-02 14:18

    AS sinopses dos livros de Sandra Brown fascinam-me sempre. Quando sai um novo livro é inevitável que eu queira tê-lo na mão.Este livro, reteve a minha atenção logo aquando da sua publicação. Entretanto metem-se no meio outras leituras e para intercalar géneros e autores, muitas vezes autores favoritos ficam para trás. Consegui finalmente adquirir todos os livros da autora este ano na feira do livro de Lisboa.O meu género de leitura favorito é o policial e, quanto mais sangrento e violento, melhor. S. Brown, consegue conjugar a componente policial com o romance de uma maneira que eu acho super inteligente. Transforma um livro que deve ser nomeado como policial, numa dança entre dois géneros, elaborada de uma forma muito cativante."Uma voz na noite" leva-nos num labirinto de emoções. Conhecemos Paris Gibson, uma locutora de rádio que consegue atrair as atenções sobre si própria mesmo sem querer ou ter qualquer noção sobre isso, pois ela é apenas. . . uma voz.Desloca-se para o trabalho e, no seu dia-a-dia com óculos de sol. Consegue ser misteriosa. Mas será essa a razão para os utilizar?É uma locutora de rádio nocturna que mantém um excelente contacto com os seus ouvintes, faz imensa companhia durante as 4h de duração do seu programa. Coloca conversas com os ouvintes no ar, pedidos de músicas por ocasiões especiais, conselhos, etc. Até ao dia em que recebe uma chamada bastante ameaçadora que a coloca alerta e entra de imediado em contacto com as autoridades.Aqui entra Sandra Brown a fazer a sua magia. . . São introduzidos uma série de personagens com as suas caraterísticas, uns inofensivos (ou assim se pensa), outros com passados obscuros e preocupantes. . .Há ainda uma personagem que tenho de destacar pela força de carácter e a dinâmica que criou na minha leitura. Dean Malloy.Um homem que me despertou todos os sentidos desde o início.Fui percorrendo o caminho da leitura e, para não variar, fui levada para onde a autora queria que eu fosse, e é esta a característica que mais admiro na autora, cria labirintos na minha cabeça e eu desconfio de todas as pessoas que ela me vai "pondo à frente".Compulsão sexual, pedofilia, incesto, abusos infantis, violência, rapto, infidelidade. Este livro tem quase tudo. Ah! Tem crime (ou crimes).Sou tão distraída pela narrativa que, em vez de, querer mais mortes (normalmente o que quero ler nos policiais), só quero descobrir e ter acesso a partes do assassino. Sim. Outra vantagem deste livro, temos acesso às partes perpetradas pelo assassino.O que pergunto acerca deste livro é: -Será que, acontecimentos do passado estão assim tãããooo no passado??-Podemos suscitar interesse em pessoas que nunca vimos mas que ficam obcecados connosco de uma maneira irreversível?- Serão acontecimentos do passado desculpas para levarmos a nossa avante?Escusado será dizer que fui completamente assoberbada pelo final.Mais uma vez.

  • Fabi
    2018-12-24 15:25

    Foi o primeiro livro que li da autora. Simplesmente Adorei! Definitivamente vou ler mais livros dela !

  • Maria
    2018-12-25 11:25

    Nunca tinha lido qualquer livro de Sandra Brown, mas fiquei rendida a esta autora. “Uma voz na noite” relata um caso de pedofilia, da sexualidade na adolescência, na rebeldia dos jovens, mas também uma estória trágica que envolve a locutora de rádio Paris Gibson, Jack, o seu namorado, já falecido e o amigo de ambos Dean, que Paris já não via há alguns anos. Um estranho telefonema para o seu programa de rádio de um suposto sequestrador denominado “Valentino” vai colocar Paris no caminho de Dean para tentar descobrir uma macabra estória de sequestro, violação e abuso de menores. Sandra Brown revela que muitas vezes o perigo pode estar mais próximo do que imaginamos e que um abusador nem sempre é aquilo que parece. Muitas vezes os homens mais suspeitos são pessoas completamente normais enquantos que pessoas reputadas e com uma profissão acima de qualquer suspeita podem ser os verdadeiros fascínoras. Por outro lado, também nos dá conta de que as aparências também contam para muita gente, dando vida ao juíz Kemp, pai da desaparecida, que com medo que a notícia sobre a sua filha saia na comunicação social prefere não apresentar queixa e deixar com que ela apareça em casa como sempre tem feito. Depois há aindo o outro lado, o lado dos polícias corruptos, neste caso, polícias que se “desculpam” no trabalho camuflado para também eles se aproveitarem da impetuosidade dos jovens estudantes e assim também dar umas escapadinhas. Gostei bastante desta autora e estou curiosa para ler mais dela.

  • Maria Elmvang
    2018-12-23 17:23

    Not high literature, but it had me captivated from page 1, and sometimes that's really all I ask. I was completely drawn into the story and Sandra Brown kept me guessing until pretty much the very last moment. I did think - as I typically do with her books - that things got wrapped up too quickly, but she writes such a ripping good tale that I can forgive her for that.That said, this is probably one of the best Sandra Brown novels I've read. The plot was fascinating and I enjoyed following the dynamics between the characters.

  • willaful
    2019-01-07 15:58

    I liked the romance in this one, but the mystery was kind of laboured. There was also a ton of slut-shaming. The hero's teenage son could get away with indiscriminate sexual activity and still be seen as a good kid, but the girls he did it with were villified.

  • Chris
    2018-12-23 10:00

    Sandra Brown can always be counted on for a wonderfully spun story of suspense wrapped up in love story. Love her work!

  • Oana
    2018-12-24 13:21

    Humm, do you think the fact that I really really enjoyed the love story between some dude fiancée and his best friend / best man to be makes me a bad person?! ... Yup, that's what I thought.

  • Glen
    2018-12-25 17:07

    I won this novel in a goodreads drawing. The staple of countless cheesy Lifetime Channel movies is the story of the radio talk show hostess who is stalked by the usual maniac. She meets with the usual love interest, and the usual things happen. It all seems so cliched, so by the numbers. Maybe it's because I saw a rerun of the old comedy show Sledge Hammer! with the exact same premise just before I started that I feel so jaded concerning this book.But I don't think so. Totally skippable book.

  • Amy
    2018-12-31 14:09

    CD/Romantic Thriller/Abridged: First a disclaimer; I used to work in radio in the 90s. That being said, you better get the technology and protocol correctly. The book had it wrong. The hardback to this book came out in 2003 and the radio station is in a large Texas market. I worked in three different stations in a small market and we had better technology. Paris chooses her own music log and it's hand written? Really? Radio stations went to CD in the 80s, but Paris is using cassettes? Four hour air shift and she plays no commercials, and her show isn't syndicated? How does she get paid? She happens not to play Valentino's calls live, but she usually plays calls live, unheard of.As for the criminal profiler, Dean? He's not too bright because his profile fits the main suspect, but not the murderer. (Just in case you miss it, the police get it all wrong and technically do not catch the murderer). The Romance is nonsense too. I couldn't stand the hero or the heroine, so I guess they deserve each other.

  • Melissa
    2019-01-16 13:59

    Wow! I LOVE Sandra Brown!!!I have read a few of her books and they are all so great! Easy to read, suspenseful with a dash of romance, and all have a mega twist at the end you never saw coming! My overall favourite is "White Hot", but this one is another gem!!Paris is the host of a late night radio show. When she relieves a phone call threatening her life and the life of one of her listeners, fate toys with her and forces her to work with Dean, whom she shares a history - an event that destroyed their lives. So dean and Paris have to work together to find the culprit.And of course in typical Brown fashion, sparks fly, suspense is gripping, and you are left guessing right up to the final pages.Loved the characters, loved the interwoven back story... Loved the romance, loved the twists and turns! I just want to pick up another Sandra Brown book right now!!!

  • Tetty Marlinda
    2018-12-28 12:14

    #35 for 2017 RCGenre : Suspense, ThrillerDari awal baca buku ini sudah sibuk nenerka-nerka siapa pria misterius dibalik nama "Valentino" ini. Semua orang yang dicurigai punya faktor untuk menjadi pelakunya.Mengenai hero dan heroinenya aku agak kurang suka, mungkin memang kurang suka mengenai perselingkuhan. Apalagi ini temen makan temen. Mungkin itu yang bikin turun ratingnya.

  • Alexa Ayana
    2019-01-11 13:19

    Sebetulnya aku suka banget tema buku SB yang ini. Perang urat syaraf melawan pembunuh psikopat yang narsis dan jago manipulasi itu super menegangkan. Sensasi ngeri-ngeri sedap mewarnai penyelidikan kasus yang melibatkan skandal seks para remaja dan pasangan penyelidik yang penuh skandal.Nah sisi romance buku ini bikin perasaan campur aduk. Paris si penyiar radio sebenarnya lumayan. Dia cerdas, misterius dan kritis. Tapi sikapnya jadi goyah setelah bertemu dengan Dean seorang konsultan kepolisian. Ternyata riwayat masa lalu keduanya terkait dan pernah jadi teman perselingkuhan. Kalau hal itu hanya terjadi sbg flashback masa lalu, mungkin aku bisa mengabaikannya. Tapi hal serupa mereka ulangi seiring dengan kerja sama mereka di Austin. So, itu bikin aku turn off pada keduanya.Sisi penyelidikannya juga agak lemah dan gampang di tebak. Alurnya muter-mutet kesana kemari dan banyak sisipan pesan sosial juga. Sangat jauh lah skill Dean untuk membuat profile penjahat dengan kerja team ala serial Criminal's Mind dan CSI wkwkwkwkwk..

  • Arttemizza
    2018-12-20 10:13

    Esta é a minha estreia com a autora e estou satisfeita para uma primeira abordagem.Os policiais não costumam ser a minha leitura de eleição e normalmente não lei-o muitos e também não conheço muitos autores desse género literário, desta forma, não consigo estabelecer uma base de comparação mas na minha humilde opinião considero que seja um policial/triller levezinho, sem grandes emoções. Por isso, no meu entender deverá ser que se enquadrado, talvez, na categoria de romance policial.A escrita é bastante simples e proporciona uma leitura rápida. O enredo também é estimulante e concilia um romance leve com momentos de suspense, provocados por personagens interessantes.Como adepta de romances, este sem dúvida é o livro apropriado para intercalar com os romances demasiado envolventes e emocionais, pois proporciona uma leitura descontraída e apelativa sem nos permitir ter saudades da vertente romântica.

  • Drebbles
    2018-12-23 10:25

    In this book by Sandra Brown, Paris Gibson is host of a late night radio program where she plays music and talks to listeners, sometimes giving them advice. As the book opens, Paris receives a phone call from someone calling himself "Valentino", saying he has kidnapped his girlfriend and will kill her within 72 hours. Paris goes to the police and runs into an old flame, Dr. Dean Malloy. Paris and Dean struggle with the past as well as their feelings for each other, while trying to find Valentino before he kills his girlfriend. This is another exciting thriller by Sandra Brown. She is expert at giving just enough information that makes you keep turning the pages to find out more. There are plenty of suspects who could be Valentino and his identity is not revealed until the exciting climax of the book. I highly recommend this book, but don't start it too late at night or you may find yourself staying up all night to finish it!

  • Kristen
    2018-12-23 17:20

    In Sandra Brown's Hello Darkness, she had written us a scintillating thriller that would sent goosebumps down your spine. For Paris Gibson, her late night talk show was her way of escaping and communicating with the outside world. She would take their music requests and listen to their problems to give them advice. But when her isolated world was shattered by a caller named "Valentino", since he claimed her advice caused his woman to leave him, he vowed to kill her in 72 hours after he had abducted her, and then come after Paris himself. She joined forces with the Austin PD to stop him before he would kill again, even if it's with Dean Malloy, a criminal psychologist, the same person she had shared a history with and vow to forget, as the countdown grew closer to the killer who may not be a stranger after all.

  • Gail
    2019-01-17 18:09

    This is my second book by Sandra Brown and I have loved them both. The pace is relentless and you never know who the perpetrator is, even though you have your suspicions, until the very last. I cannot understand how I have not noticed these books before but, as I have, I am delighted. Yes, at times the story becomes slightly implausible, but as its just a brilliant, fast paced story, i overlook this totally. I highly recommend this book, and this author, to anyone who likes a really good mystery / thriller which keeps you guessing until the very end. Another huge 10/10.

  • Carina Carvalho
    2019-01-09 10:01

    Que livro bom!!!! Muito bem escrito, consegue nos manter no suspense quase até á ultima página. As histórias estão muito bem cruzadas e escritas de forma magnífica. Uma escritora a acompanhar sem dúvida

  • Julie
    2019-01-06 13:59

    I kept changing my mind about who the perp was - kept me guessing.

  • Jane Stewart
    2018-12-29 17:25

    It kept my interest, but I didn’t feel like it was a good story. Parts were depressing.It was more about victims than intriguing problem solvers. Somehow things felt contrived. I’m not sure why.I liked the ending. It was complete.The romance was good.One bad guy threatened to kill the loved ones of a good guy if the good guy said what he knew. So that good guy was silent until the very end. That frustrated me. I did not enjoy reading that. It’s a helpless feeling of being blackmailed or held hostage for life.The story is about sexual perverts: men having sex with underage girls, and underage girls who want sex and give it away or sell it. A kidnapped girl is sexually assaulted.AUDIOBOOK NARRATOR:Victor Slezak was excellent. He does female voices well with good emotional interpretation. He also used a good sound editor to remove his breaths.DATA:Narrative mode: 3rd person. Story length: 13 hrs and 31 mins. Swearing language: Christ plus a sexual slur used once. Sexual language: moderate. Number of sex scenes: 3. Setting: current day mostly Austin, Texas. Copyright: 2003. Genre: romantic suspense thriller.