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.
About the Author
Susan McBride is the USA Today bestselling author of Blue Blood and the Debutante Dropout Mysteries. She also writes the bestselling River Road Mysteries and has penned three women’s fiction titles: The Truth About Love and Lightning, Little Black Dress, and The Cougar Club. She lives in St. Louis with her husband and daughter.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Author Susan McBride has created a protagonist that will stay with you long after the story ends and a tale that will have you shaking your head in wonder. Narrator Christina Traister does an excellent job bringing these unique characters to life. Her interruption of the emotions throughout the story adds depth to this thriller. Her pitch and volume add to the heart-pounding events. The author quickly draws you in with this fast-paced mystery. The twists, turns, and surprises along the way will keep you shrouded in doubt until the end. The characters are realistic and well-developed. Sharing the elements of one’s character’s emotional state in layers enhances the story. Just when you think you have it figured out, a new development is revealed. Blending in the protagonist’s personal issues makes for a well-balanced story. WALK INTO SILENCE is a captivating story filled with suspense and intrigue with a touch of romance. It’s a mesmerizing beginning to a fascinating new series with characters you’ll want to know more about. FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this audio book was sent to me by the publisher. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.
This is a missing person story, but not like the others I have read lately. The plot was interesting and the mystery kept me guessing until the very end. I enjoyed the relationship between the two police officers, Jo and Hank. It was refreshing to read about a caring friendship that did not involve sex. The rest of the characters were well developed also. I received the ebook from NetGalley for an honest review.
McBride, Susan Walk Into Silence “Free the child from your nightmares. Free yourself.” There is much to be said for any book that stays in one's mind, inviting further thought on the people and issues introduced, so many friends trying to help Jo not only solve a case but also deal with her own painful past. I had to read over several days, letting myself process feelings before moving on, and I'm looking forward to more books in which relationships can develop and healing continue.