A Secret Rage

A Secret Rage

by Charlaine Harris

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Overview

A Secret Rage by Charlaine Harris

Author of the books that inspired True Blood on HBO and Midnight, Texas on NBC

Dropped by her agent, New York City model Nickie Callahan decides to start over—moving back to the South to finish school at Houghton College in Knolls, Tennessee. But Knolls isn’t the quiet town Nickie remembers from her youth. A rapist is targeting the women of Houghton, growing bolder and more vicious with each brutal attack, leaving the community gripped by fear.

When the violence affects Nickie personally, she moves from fear to fury—resolving to catch the rapist at any cost. After joining forces with another survivor, Nickie discovers that the attacks are not random—the rapist knows his victims. With that small clue, and an ironclad determination to stop him from striking again, Nickie begins the grim search for the relentless assailant hiding in plain sight.

A Secret Rage is a gripping stand-alone mystery from Charlaine Harris, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse vampire series, as well as the award-nominated Aurora Teagarden Series, Lily Bard Series, and Harper Connelly Series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781625671103
Publisher: JABberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
Publication date: 09/17/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 212
Sales rank: 117,861
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Charlaine Harris is a New York Times bestselling author for both her Sookie Stackhouse fantasy/mystery series and her Aurora Teagarden Mystery series, now a series of movies on the Hallmark Movies Channel. She has lived in the South her entire life.

Visit her on the Web at charlaineharris.com and facebook.com/CharlaineHarris.

Hometown:

Southern Arkansas

Date of Birth:

November 25, 1951

Place of Birth:

Tunica, Mississippi

Education:

B.A. in English and Communication Arts, Rhodes, 1973

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Secret Rage 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 58 reviews.
KittinBooky More than 1 year ago
I love all of Charlaine Harris's books. This one was a great fast read, but not as suspenseful or dramatic as her other books like the Harper Collins or Sookie Stackhouse books. If you are looking for a quick murder crime/mystery then this is for you, but don't expect any surprises. The main character, Nickie, is not that deep and pretty ordinary as other Charlaine Harris characters. It has strong Southern background to it which can be a little off putting, but nevertheless a good fast read to keep you entertained for a short time.
harstan More than 1 year ago
She has made plenty of money being a model based in New York City but now Nickie Callahan has to deal with the fact that at twenty seven she is over the hill and her career is finished. Her best friend Mimi invites her to share her home in Knolls, Tennessee and to attend college to finish herEnglish degree. She jumps at the chance. After settling in the she is surprised to hear that one of the students was raped because Knolls is a low crime area. The rapist strikes again and closer to home when he attacks Barbara Tucker, a teacher at the college. Mimi¿s psychologist brother Cully hints there have been more rapes that have gone unreported and the two women should be extra careful. Nickie wakes up one night to find out she is being raped. She lies still as she doesn¿t fight him but the trauma affects her in a different way. She is determined to find out who this monster is so the police can arrest him and she has Barbara helping her. They make a list of who they know who fits the physical description and by elimination only five people remain on it. They are thinking of giving up but when Nickie¿s neighbor is raped and killed, they decide to keep digging knowing they are putting themselves in danger. --- Long before Charlaine Harris wrote the Aurora Teagarden mysteries, she wrote stand alone mysteries in the 1980¿s. This is a reprint of one of those books and readers can see the author¿s trademark quirky characters and red herrings in A SECRET RAGE. Although the heroine doesn¿t act like the typical rape victim, her actions seem plausible including her having a sexual relationship with Cally and her need to take down the monster that harmed her and others. --- Harriet Klausner
cloggiedownunder More than 1 year ago
A Secret Rage is the second novel by American author, Charlaine Harris. High profile model, Nickie Callahan moves from New York City to small-town Tennessee when her popularity begins to wane. She decides to live with her twice-divorced good friend Mimi Houston in Knolls and complete her college education at Houston College, aiming to become a writer. But it seems that Knolls is no safer than New York, as first a young student and then a college professor are raped. Everyone is on high alert, and yet Nickie herself falls victim to the rapist. When the initial shock abates, Nickie’s rage propels her to join forces with a fellow victim to track down their rapist. This early Harris offering deals with the crime of rape in an insightful manner, giving the reader an excellent mystery with plenty of potential suspects, red herrings, interesting characters, some black humour and a nail-biting climax. Harris’s personal experience and her extensive research are apparent on each page of this highly readable novel.
Bobug More than 1 year ago
I'm a fan of Charlaine Harris... And this is the ONLY book over the past decade that I haven't finished... by ANY author. The book cover indicated there was a murder mystery, in line with her other series' plots... Ok. It didn't imply there was a fairly graphic rape scene, or that the book focused on being raped, and the fallout from it. I found this to be a bit TOO over the top for a mystery book, and felt like Harris was either trying to reach catharsis by discussing it in detail, or like she was getting out her anger by bludgeoning the reader with what rape is like. If the book's teaser had indicated the topic, I'd have given it a a pass.

I respect the topic... just not the expression of it.
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