Black Hour by Lori Rader-Day audiobook

Black Hour

By Lori Rader-Day
Read by Xe Sands  and Andrew Eiden

HarperAudio, HarperCollins

Unabridged

Format: Retail CD (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781982551223

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Runtime: 10.25 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

For Chicago sociology professor Amelia Emmet, violence was a research topic--until a student she'd never met shot her.

He also shot himself. Now he's dead and she's back on campus, trying to keep up with her class schedule, a growing problem with painkillers, and a question she can't let go: Why?

All she wants is for life to get back to normal, but normal is looking hard to come by. She's thirty-eight and hobbles with a cane. Her first student interaction ends in tears (hers). Her fellow faculty members seem uncomfortable with her, and her ex—whom she may or may not still love—has moved on.

Enter Nathaniel Barber, a graduate student obsessed with Chicago's violent history. Nath is a serious scholar, but also a serious mess about his first heartbreak, his mother's death, and his father's disapproval.  Assigned as Amelia's teaching assistant, Nath also takes on the investigative legwork that Amelia can't do. And meanwhile, he's hoping she'll approve his dissertation topic, the reason he came to grad school in the first place: the student attack on Amelia Emmet.

Together and at cross-purposes, Amelia and Nathaniel stumble toward a truth that will explain the attack and take them both through the darkest hours of their lives.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An irresistible combination of menace, betrayal, and self-discovery.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Rader-Day captures the more sinister aspects of campus life. While the author captivates from page one with her psychologically attuned debut, it is the sociological frames that work so well: class, power, and violence. This reviewer was bowled over by the novel’s alternating points of view, superb storytelling, and pitch-perfect take on academia.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Rader-Day ably manipulates the elements that constitute academia’s dark side…Amelia Emmet is a sympathetic, yet jaded and darkly witty main character. An unputdownable read.” Booklist (starred review)

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Author Bio: Lori Rader-Day

Author Bio: Lori Rader-Day

Lori Rader-Day, author of The Black Hour and Little Pretty Things, is the recipient of the Simon and Schuster Mary Higgins Clark Award and the Anthony Award for Best First Novel. Her short fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Time Out Chicago, and Good Housekeeping, among other publications. She teaches mystery writing at StoryStudio Chicago and serves as the president of the Mystery Writers of America Midwest Chapter.

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Available Formats : Retail CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 10.25
Audience: Adult
Language: English