A Secret Rage
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... show more
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.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: 1985-07-12
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
Charlaine Harris wrote ” A Secret Rage” back in the mid-80′s, long before she became famous for her mysteries and her vampire series. It can be read as a short, well-constructed mystery that keeps the reader guessing while giving an insight into life in a small college town in the South, but it is...
A Secret Rage made for an uneasy listening experience, not just because of the graphic rape and its aftermath, but the misguided anti-racism and the shaky writing, had I been reading, may have resulted in a DNF. Narrator Johanna Parker made Nickie's fear and horror so convincing I struggled to remai...
Never a disappointment, Charlaine Harris comes through again. This stand alone was a quick, easy read on a serious subject, rape. My favorite local bookseller said she thinks Harris doesn't get enough credit for her work, and I agree. I think she's great and have enjoyed her entire series except ...
This book missed the 5 star mark for me due to the open ending. What ends up happening with Cully and her? But I have to admit that writing a novel about sexual assault isn't easy. There are way too many ways the author could have made a mistake. But she didn't, in my opinion and for that reason I h...
Definitely not your typical Charlaine Harris book...her earlier works were much more serious than her series works. In some ways though, I do prefer these to her later stuff, although, they still pretty much get the same ratings from me.