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Publisher's Summary

The Dying Hour introduces Jason Wade, a rookie crime reporter with the Seattle Mirror, a loner who grew up in the shadow of a brewery in one of the city's blue-collar neighborhoods. At the Seattle Mirror, he is competing for the single full-time job being offered through the paper's intense intern program. But unlike the program's other young reporters, who attended big name schools and worked at other big metro dailies, Wade put himself through community college, and lacks the same experience.
Wade struggles with his haunting past as he pursues the story of Karen Harding, a college student whose car was found abandoned on a lonely stretch of highway in the Pacific Northwest. How could this beloved young woman with the altruistic nature simply vanish? Wade battles mounting odds and cut-throat competition to unearth the truth behind Karen Harding's disturbing case. Her disappearance is a story he cannot give up, never realizing the toll it could exact from him. The Dying Hour is a bone-chilling, mesmerizing tale that introduces listeners to an all-too-human young hero who journeys into the darkest regions of the human heart to confront a nightmare.
©2015 Rick Mofina (P)2017 Tantor
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Critic Reviews

"The Dying Hour starts scary and ends scary. You'll be craving Mofina's next novel." (Sandra Brown, New York Times best-selling author)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Lia on 07-09-17

Great Thriller

Mr. Mofina definitely has my vote for killer-diller stories. The "hero" of this one is a newspaper reporter intern desperately seeking to make his mark and thus have a permanent job at a newspaper in the Pacific northwest. The character development is first rate (as all Mofina's characters are). Jason digs and digs till he unearths a grisly serial killer. I'll say no more but if you want to be drawn-in from the beginning to a mesmerizing story: GET THIS BOOK!

Paul Costanzo was excelletn with the delivery of the story

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3 out of 5 stars
By R. Pontiflet on 05-23-17

Storyline Captured My Squinty Eye

This is a "bone-chilling, mesmerizing tale" as described in the Publisher's Summary, which gives a good description of the overall story. This story might be for you if you like crazy ritualized killings.

Young women are being kidnapped, brutally tortured and murdered. The "blood and guts" descriptions were a little too much for my taste, and there were a couple places in the storyline that captured my "squinty eye" and a raised eyebrow. But overall, I thought the story average.

One reviewer described the narrator as "flat." At first I thought the narration was a bit odd, especially in the beginning but once I got into the story I realized the narrator's voice had a more "storytelling" quality. The voice he used for the narrative created a considered difference as opposed to the voices he used for the dialogue.

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6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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