Topic: The Secret Hour
The Secret Hour by Luanne Rice is a legal, romantic thriller. The story is about John O'Rourke, an attorney defending a serial killer. The lawyer is a widower trying to cope with the demands of his job as well as raising his 11-yr old daughter and 14 yr-old son.
The story starts with a brick through their window (showing the intense feelings aroused because the lawyer is defending a killer) and the arrival of a young woman, Kate Harris. She is searching for her sister and has followed a trail of clues that may or may not point to the same killer John is defending.
This is the first book I've read by Luanne Rice and I had high expectations because she is a bestselling author of numerous novels. Unfortunately, my expectations weren't fully met. A lot of the story is too predictable and I think the author took too long to create a feeling of suspense.
If you want to read a romance with a bit of suspense mixed in, this is for you. If you are looking for a nail-biting thriller, I would give it a miss.