Dead Silent by Shirley Wells

Ten months ago, Samantha Hunt set off for work…and was never seen again.
Despite the statistics of cold cases, Dylan Scott wants to believe the young woman’s alive—and not just because her father, his client, is desperate to find his missing daughter before he dies of cancer. By all accounts Sam was a lovely girl, devoted to her younger stepsisters, well-liked at her work, in love with her boyfriend.

But as usual not everything is as it seems in sleepy Dawson’s Clough. Sam’s boyfriend has a violent past. She may have been having an affair with her boss. And Dylan can’t shake the feeling that her stepfather is hiding something. Meanwhile, someone is trying to scare Dylan off the case.

Who wanted to silence Sam, and why? The truth turns out to be worse than anyone expected…

OK, so that is how the book is described on Barnes and Nobel.  First of all, it was written Brittish English so one had to figure out or look up several words to figure out what the author was talking about.  An example is one of the men drove a “lorry” – which happens to be a truck not a taxi.

Good – the book is interesting and keeps the action moving.  I liked the main character and the things he goes through trying to find Sam. The plot, though not original, was good with a few twists involved.

Bad – I had the person who kidnapped Sam figured out quickly – maybe because I found myself associating another book I read recently with this one. 

Overall, I would give this book a B-.  I received this book from Netgalley to read and review.  My review is not required to be positive.


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