September 1, 2009
Zebra Books (An imprint of Kensington Publishing Corporation)
Fiction, Romantic Suspense
Rating: 5 Cups
Catherine Cantrell is not certain about returning home. After her husband’s tragic death eighteen months ago, she suffered a terrible breakdown and checked into a hospital, but there is one thing she wants to gain possession of again.
Jackson Perdue has not been home in five years. After being honorably discharged from the Army, the last four months have been spent recuperating in the hospital after a bomb explosion almost killed him.
Cathy would like nothing more than to find out who killed her husband, as well as regain custody of her son, Seth, who is almost sixteen. Two things stand in her way, her mother and her in-laws. Jackson has been given the job of sheriff and is pulled into a couple of cold cases, one surrounding the death of Mark Cantrell. When he enlists Cathy’s help, they become closer. The years have passed and his heart opens up to her. They both carry inflicting scars, where neither wishes to plunge into anything too fast, but a cold-blooded killer may have a say so in their lost love again.
The first word that comes to mind after reading this suspense is exceptional. I liked the mature characters represented in the story. The writing is superb and the intensity between the players, not to mention some of the jaw-dropping moments with Seth, are incredible. The scenes between Cathy’s mother, the in-laws, and Cathy are gripping. Beverly Barton creates real life-like players, along with an adrenaline rush I will not soon forget. Silent Killer grabs from the beginning and holds all the way to the end. I never once was disappointed in this dynamite and electric story that left quite an impression on this reader. Days after reading it, the characters are still dancing in my mind.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More