A Secret Rage by Charlaine Harris was the NYT bestselling author’s second novel and is a standalone story.
The date of publication of this book was January 1, 1984.
A Secret Rage book description
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.