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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Review: Silenced by Dani Pettrey

About the book:
Jake Knew Something Was Wrong. 
But He Never Guessed How Wrong. 

A relaxing day of rock climbing takes a disturbing turn when Kayden McKenna's route brings her face-to-face with a dead climber. Is it a terrible accident or something darker? When the case is handed to overburdened sheriff Landon Grainger, he turns to Jake Westin for help. With Jake's past now revealed, he's ready to use his talent for investigation again--but he could never prepare for where the mystery will take him.

Kayden's climbing expertise soon leads her and Jake to the realization that the death was no accident. And worse, it seems the killer is onto them. When strange things begin happening in Yancey, Jake is terrified that once again his world may put someone he loves in danger. But the truth is far worse than he could ever imagine. 

My rating:

My thoughts:

You know those books you start with giddy excitement, because you've been anticipating it so much, and then dread finishing since that'll mean the story is over??? Silenced was one of those books for me.

The McKenna family, along with their friends, is one of my favorite set of characters. I just love the way they interact with each other and all of their different personalities. Silenced is mainly about Kayden and Jake, though we also get a little teaser to Reef's story and see some of the changes in his life.

The mystery in Silenced was good. I was never able to stick with one guess as to the guilty party to the first crime and was somewhat surprised by the reveal. The suspense was great and I had a hard time putting the book down, even when I was really tired. Oh, and I was so happy about something else that took place in this story, but I won't say what to avoid spoilers. :)

Overall, Silenced was a wonderful book with both suspense and romance. I'm eagerly anticipating the next McKenna book and highly recommend this series!

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Silenced Excerpt!


  1. Yay! I'm so excited to read this one- there has been such great buildup for Kayden and Jake's story in the previous novels. It will be great to read a book in their perspective.

  2. Yay for giddy excitement! I love those kind of books best. :)

  3. I love it when I can't guess the culprit! It sounds wonderful. Glad you loved it!

  4. Thanks so much for the thoughtful review, Melanie. Thrilled you enjoyed Jake and Kayden's adventure.
    Blessings, Dani


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