The Silent Hour : Lincoln Perry

  • by Michael Koryta
  • Narrated by Scott Brick
  • Series: Lincoln Perry
  • 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Whisper Ridge, a multimillion-dollar architectural project built to house paroled murderers, was the passion of Alexandra Sanabria, the daughter of a deceased Mafia don. But the program never got off the ground. Uninhabited but also kept off the market, with taxes paid by a legal trust that Sanabria established just before she and her husband left town, the home remains as a strange monument to dangerous secrets.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 has mixed feelings when an ex-con hires him to find Alexandra. It is a task that will challenge both Perry's abilities as a detective and his commitment to that calling.

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What the Critics Say

"Edgar-finalist Koryta spins a dark tale of broken dreams and second chances in his stunning fourth mystery to feature Cleveland, Ohio, PI Lincoln Perry." (Publishers Weekly)
"Feisty plotting and the most memorable prose since Chandler. Koryta belongs on every genre reader's bookshelf." (Kirkus Reviews)
"Koryta writes with maturity and grace, delivering clipped, crisp prose and crackling suspense." (Booklist)

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Michael Koryta is a gifted writer, probably in the top three writing in this genre today. The story was entertaining and usually engrossing, with only a few flat spots. As I often find, certain narrators are well matched for the book and Scott Brick does a masterful job setting the mood and defining the characters through his interpretation and delivery.

This is my second Koryta book and neither has disappointed. This was a credit well spent.

Highly recommended.

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- Z

Don't bother!

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Yes -- I would put some action into this book! Nothing happens and it takes a very long time for nothing!


Has The Silent Hour turned you off from other books in this genre?

Not at all. However, I would choose another author.


Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Even Scott Brick's narration could not breathe life into this dull plot. He's great; the story line is not.


Could you see The Silent Hour being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

I would sleep through the entire movie if it were actually made.


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- Sue

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-24-2009
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.