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Although Hill's debut thriller owes much to the Gary Condit political scandal, she creates more than enough suspense to keep readers intrigued. April Wayne, 23, disappears without a trace while interning for California State Sen. Eric Barry. When the media learn that the senator was the last person to be seen with April and that the two were supposedly having an affair, he becomes their prime suspect. April's parents, Gloria and Jack Wayne, are shocked by the news of their daughter's disappearance and affair, which drives a wedge between them. Gloria becomes consumed with finding April, while Jack descends into a paralyzing depression. Senator Barry worries more about his next election than about April. Suzanne Barry, who has always been loyal to her husband, is overcome with doubt about their life together when she learns that he has been unfaithful. "He gives me one of his dazzlers across the table. I want to believe in the face, the eyes, the voice, but I can't." Suzanne's naivete is implausible, but Hill skillfully draws subtle parallels between Suzanne and Gloria as they both deal with their devastating anxieties and scolding consciences. The resolution may be a bit lurid for some tastes, but that won't make it any easier to put this page-turner down.
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An intern to a California State senator goes missing. It turns out the senator was having an affair with her. Sound familiar? Read morePublished on March 25 2004 by N. Sausser
This book is a hard one to review. I loved reading the first 90% of it. The problem arose in that I was pretty sure about a third in that I knew who-done-it and was reading just... Read morePublished on Feb. 8 2004 by G E. Learned
This book will hook you until the very end. It keeps you wondering what will happen next. Although ripped from the headlines, it doesn't disappoint. Read morePublished on Jan. 1 2004
Awesome read. This was a great book by a gifted writer. Hearn Hill weaves fact and fiction seamlessly and gives a dynamite payoff. I couldn't put it down.Published on May 8 2003 by Love2Read
This book grabbed me from the first page and wouldn't let me stop until I found out what really happened to the "intern". Read morePublished on April 19 2003 by Cathe
I simply could not put the book down! I read constantly, and it is one of the few that I've read that I couldn't leave once I started it. Read morePublished on March 28 2003
I could not stop reading this twisted story of power, lust, lies, and fatal denial. Bonnie Hearn Hill is a masterful writer who knows how to keep a story building to its shocking... Read morePublished on March 15 2003 by Jules
I could not put this book down. I didn't want it to end. I can't remember the last time I was so fascinated by a novel. My heart ached for every one of these characters. Read morePublished on March 8 2003
Bonnie Hearn Hill's INTERN is a thrill ride through a world where passion burns ice cold. Don't miss this one! Read morePublished on March 5 2003 by Dana Nielsen