Hello Darkness by Sandra Brown

Posted on January 13, 2020 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 0 Comments

I borrowed Hello Darkness through kindle unlimited in October 2019, but just got around to reading it.  Honestly, I do not know why I took so long to read, but I am glad I finally got around to it.
I went into Hello Darkness with high expectations based on my familiarity with the author’s work and she did not disappoint. The story pulled me and held me captive to the end.
The main characters, Paris and Dean, had a tumultuous history between them. They had not seen each other in years, but when Paris received the chilling call from the villain, their lives would once again intertwine.
Paris’s life has changed drastically in the last seven years. She was once a well renowned television reporter, but after a tragic incident touched her life, she walked away and moved to Austin. Now a late night radio personality she grants her listeners their music requests and provides sage advice on their personal issues when required. However, there was one listener, whose chilling call would shake up her world.
Dean moved to Austin to work as a psychologist with the police department. His experience has a cop made him a valuable asset and the best person to assist with this situation. He never expected that he would cross paths with Paris once again.
Brown weaved a tale that kept me guessing at every page turn and had me anticipating the result. Riddled with a stream of suspects, I had a hard time figuring out the identity of the perpetrator. Each of them had an opportunity, a motive and a proclivity towards sexual perversion. There was a moment when I thought I had it figured out, but then Brown sent me in another direction. Even when she narrowed it down to two suspects, I almost had whiplash trying to figure out the real villain’s identity.
The suspense arc formed the major part of the story while the romance was served on the side. The relationship between the main characters had its share of complexities. Their journey towards becoming a couple had major bumps and hurdles from the past and the present. I loved the glimpses I got regarding Paris and Dean’s past. It gave a full understanding for the decisions they made then and now.
There is not much I can say about the villain more than he is one sick puppy and for that matter all the suspects were on the nutty side with their proclivities and obsession with Paris.
The investigation and the events leading up to the capture of the villain moved quickly leading to a fast-paced tale.

Hello Darkness took me on a suspenseful journey, filled with twists and interesting revelations. Overall, it was a great read and one I would recommend to fans of romantic suspense. 

About Sandra Brown

Sandra Brown is the author of more than sixty New York Times bestsellers, including STING (2016), FRICTION (2015), MEAN STREAK (2014), DEADLINE(2013), & LOW PRESSURE (2012), LETHAL (2011). Brown began her writing career in 1981 and since then has published over seventy novels, bringing the number of copies of her books in print worldwide to upwards of eighty million. Her work has been translated into over thirty languages. In 2009 Brown detoured from romantic suspense to write, Rainwater, a much acclaimed, powerfully moving historical fiction story about honor and sacrifice during the Great Depression. Brown was given an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Texas Christian University. She was named Thriller Master for 2008, the top award given by the International Thriller Writer’s Association. Other awards and commendations include the 2007 Texas Medal of Arts Award for Literature and the Romance Writers of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

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