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Selamat Datang, Kegelapan (Hello, Darkness)

3.84  ·  Rating Details  ·  8,665 Ratings  ·  490 Reviews
Untuk mengubur kepedihan akibat kesalahan tragis yang menyebabkan kematian tunangannya, Paris Gibson hidup mengasingkan diri. Satu-satunya saat ia hidup kembali adalah di malam hari, ketika ia memandu acara radionya. Pada suatu malam salah satu pendengar yang mengaku bernama Valentino memberitahu Paris, bahwa kekasihnya meninggalkan dirinya karena mengikuti nasihat Paris. ...more
Paperback, 648 pages
Published January 2007 by Gramedia Pustaka Utama (first published 2001)
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Nov 25, 2014 ♥Sharon♥ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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.

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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 c
Nov 09, 2014 Mo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 musi
Gena Puro
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. ;)

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 predictable

Overall, this book was just ok for me. I eagerly read it
Jan 20, 2015 Mei rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
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*
Oct 10, 2013 Filipa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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, melho
Jun 06, 2015 Ya~ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sandra-brown
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.
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.
Mar 23, 2013 Chris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013-shelf
Sandra Brown can always be counted on for a wonderfully spun story of suspense wrapped up in love story. Love her work!
Jun 16, 2015 Amy rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-abridged
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 ...more
Jun 27, 2015 Melissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Maria Elmvang
Jul 11, 2009 Maria Elmvang rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 d
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.
Jul 02, 2009 Drebbles rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2004
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 ...more
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 abduc ...more
Jun 25, 2012 Gail rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
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 myster ...more
Feb 14, 2015 Julie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I kept changing my mind about who the perp was - kept me guessing.
Vamos lá à opinião então.
Este Uma Voz na Noite foi a minha estreia com a autora. Já tenho os 3 livros dela publicados em Portugal e os comentários, as capas e as sinopses sempre me chamaram à atenção portanto já há muito tempo que queria que esta autora se desse a conhecer. E este livro foi a oportunidade perfeita.
A autora tem uma escrita fantástica. Até diria uma escrita misteriosa. Leva-nos a pensar uma coisa e depois acaba por ser completamente outra. É também muito envolvente. Deixa os seus
Paris Gibson, a radio personality, receives a disturbing call just before the end of her late-night show. Valentino, her "regular" listener, has kidnapped his latest girlfriend and is planning on killing her in twenty-two hours as revenge for trying to dump him. And he claims it's all Paris' fault for planting the idea into the girl's head.

Thus the race against the clock begins, mixed with ghosts and secrets from the past...

I thought The Crush was good, but this was even better. A great thriller
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
I had read this book in the past many years ago and enjoyed the re-read. The plot is fairly simple, Paris works for a radio station and receives a call from a listener who plans to kill his girlfriend because Paris advised her to leave him. Paris then works with the police in an effort to locate the killer before his three day deadline arrives. The story is told from the view point of several characters including, Paris, a couple of the police officers, the victim, several suspects, and the kill ...more
Ana Bernardes
Jun 24, 2016 Ana Bernardes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A história de Paris, famosa locutora de rádio, vê-se em perigo quando um ouvinte começa a fazer-lhe ameaças quando está no ar, isto porque a Paris deu os conselhos errados à sua esposa e ela abandonou-o. Paris vai contar com a ajuda do psicólogo criminal Dean para ajudá-la a encontrar este famoso ouvinte que se intitula por Valentino, antes que Paris se torne uma das vitimas. Só que no meio deste enredo, começam a despertar sentimentos um e pelo outro. Foi um dos meus primeiros livros desta auto ...more
J.L. Campbell
May 28, 2011 J.L. Campbell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hello Darkness provided a good read. I liked the combination of crime solving and romance and the idea that even in a terrible situation, some good can emerge. I also learned a bit about the inner workings of the radio world. The book also speaks to the futility of holding on to the ghosts of the past because despite major catastrophe, life does go on and people and relationships do heal.

See full review at
Linda Boyd
This was a really good story - it had everything, mystery, murder, suspense and a little romance all rolled into one. Paris Gibson is a radio DJ and there is a crazy killer in her listening audience who uses her show, he calls into Paris's show under the name of Valentino to tell her that he has kidnapped his girlfriend and that he will kill her in 72 hours, unless Paris can find her - you will have to read this one to see if she does. I enjoyed this book and I give it 4 stars.
Dec 24, 2010 Novee rated it really liked it
Ceritanya ngalir, jadi meski bukunya tebal banget tp gs cape bacanya.
Suspense'nya lumayan,ntah kenapa menurut gw koq pelakunya kurang pas.. memang ga ketebak sampe akhir, tp begitu ketahuan rasanya malah anti-klimaks.
Romancenya biasa saja, ga suka bagian Dean-Paris selingkuh dibelakang Jack, tunangan Paris sekaligus teman baiknya Dean.
Aug 02, 2015 Teresa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: n-usa
Um policial com demasiado romance. Pouco enredo para muitas páginas.
Feb 03, 2016 Bridget rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It started off slow for me but by the third chapter, it was picking up and gradually picked up even more from there. The reason it got a 4/5 instead of a 5/5 is because of the slow start and the moments that I would get bored throughout the book.

As always Sandra Brown keeps you guessing until almost the very end. That's what I do love about the books I have read and finished by her. It's also the reason I keep picking up her books, even though many times, it starts off slow. I am looking forwar
Mª João Monteiro
Tinha alguma curiosidade sobre esta autora e cá está o primeiro livro que leio dela. Está tão cheio de lugares comuns que me parece não ter vontade de ler outro. Entre o mistério e as pistas, os suspeitos forçados e a radialista com um programa que é de sucesso, mas sem que se perceba bem o porquê (eu devo ser muito exigente), tem todos os ingredientes de um policial com suspense, mas com tudo muito «morno», apesar da presença da violência e da agressividade, e não só da parte do assassino. Cheg ...more
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Kara Jorges
Aug 09, 2011 Kara Jorges rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Paris Gibson is a late-night radio DJ who plays sappy love songs and takes requests. Paris is well-known all over Austin, Texas for her velvety voice and the rapport she builds with her callers. Then one night, a caller calling himself Valentino scares her, telling her he has taken a young woman hostage and plans to kill her. Paris takes her concerns, and a recording of the phone call, to the police, where she becomes reacquainted with police psychologist Dean Malloy, best friend of her deceased ...more
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Sandra Brown is the author of more than sixty New York Times bestsellers, including FRICTION (2015), MEAN STREAK (2014), DEADLINE(2013), LOW PRESSURE (2012), LETHAL (2011), & TOUGH CUSTOMER (2010).

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