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Review -Walk in to Silence by Susan McBride

Review -Walk in to Silence by Susan McBrideWalk Into Silence by Susan McBride
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Published by Thomas & Mercer on December 1st 2016
Genres: Suspense
Pages: 367
Source: Wunderkind PR

I received this book for free from Wunderkind PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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A woman vanishes from a Texas town. Did she simply run off, or is something darker at play?
When Patrick Dielman shows up at Detective Jo Larsen’s desk insisting that his wife, Jenny, is missing, Jo wonders if it’s a case of a bored housewife running away.
But as she digs deeper into Jenny’s life, Jo learns that Dielman keeps a stranglehold on the family finances, down to the last nickel, and that Jenny’s first marriage dissolved following the death of her young son. By all accounts—including her doctor’s—she never recovered from the loss. Between a controlling husband, a tragic past, and a callous ex-husband, Jo can’t be sure if she should suspect foul play or accept that the woman may have wanted to disappear.
For Jo, whose own demons are shadowing her every step, finding Jenny becomes more than the typical protect-and-serve.

Jo Larsen is met with a man at the precinct that claims his wife is missing. She is skeptical that the missing woman was just running away from life for a bit. On further investigation, things look a lot more desolate. Jo finds suspicious angles from her financially controlling first husband, and dismissive ex-husband. The more Jo investigates the more dangerous things get will she be able to find the truth before it’s too late?

In an Oyster Shell – A page-turning thriller that will have you reading without putting the book down.

The Pearls – The opening of the book had me intruiged. A detective with a hard past. She finds herself along the way of investigating the disappearance of Jenny Dielman. Weaving personal and professional life she does her best to find the truth. The adventure of following her was an intense ride.

The mystery was really good. It kept you guessing and in the end there were multiple guilty parties. The author is really good at writing mystery. I can’t wait to read her other books.

There were a lot of characters involved. It was easy to keep up with them all. The author’s characters were defined and distinctive. It was definitely a character driven narrative.

The Sand – There was a little bit of head hopping it was hard to know sometimes who’s perspective the reader was in.

4 Pearls!

4 Stars

About Susan McBride

Susan McBride is the USA Today Bestselling author of Blue Blood and five more award-winning Debutante Dropout Mysteries from HarperCollins, including The Good Girl’s Guide To Murder, The Lone Star Lonely Hearts Club, Night Of The Living Deb, Too Pretty To Die, and Say Yes to the Death. Susan has a second bestselling series with HC/Avon, the River Road Mysteries, that include To Helen Back, Mad as Helen, and Not a Chance in Helen. A fourth installment, Come Helen High Water, will be released in 2017.

Walk Into Silence, a darker thriller featuring Texas police detective Jo Larsen, will debut from Thomas & Mercer on December 1, 2016. Susan’s young adult thriller, Very Bad Things, was released by Random House in October of 2014.

In addition to her mysteries, Susan has penned three well-received women’s fiction titles from HarperCollins: The Truth About Love & Lightning, Little Black Dress, and The Cougar Club. Foreign editions of Susan’s books have been published in France, Turkey, Croatia, Lithuania, and Bulgaria.

Susan has one nonfiction title: In the Pink: How I Met the Perfect (Younger) Man, Survived Breast Cancer, and Found True Happiness After 40, which tells her tale of becoming an “accidental Cougar” and marrying a younger man, her cancer diagnosis at age 42, and finding herself pregnant at 47.

She has authored several YA non-mystery novels for Delacorte about debutantes in Houston: The Debs (2008) and Love, Lies, And Texas Dips (2009). Gloves Off, the third book, should be out in 2016.

In January of 2012, Susan was named one of St. Louis’s “Most Dynamic People of the Year” by the Ladue News. In April of 2012, she was given the “Survivor of the Year” Award by the St. Louis affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. As Susan likes to say, “Life is never boring.”

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