THE LONGEST SILENCE by Debra Webb: Review

Posted March 5, 2018 in Reviews / 2 Comments

THE LONGEST SILENCE by Debra Webb: ReviewThe Longest Silence by Debra Webb
Series: Shades of Death #4
Published by MIRA
Publication Date: March 6th 2018
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Pages: 336
Source: Publisher
Format: eARC
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.

A killer stole her voice. Now she’s ready to take it back. Don’t miss the chilling Shades of Death series from USA TODAY bestselling author Debra Webb.

Joanna Guthrie was free. She had been for eighteen years–or so she needed everyone to believe. What really happened during the longest fourteen days of her life, when she and two other women were held captive by a dangerous serial killer, wasn’t something she could talk about. Not after what they had to do to survive.

But when more women go missing in an eerily similar manner, Jo knows her prolonged silence will only seal their fates. She’s finally ready to talk; she just needs someone to listen. FBI special agent Tony LeDoux can’t deny he finds Jo compelling–he’s just not sure he believes her story. But with the clock ticking, Jo will do anything to convince him, even if it means unearthing long-buried secrets that will land them squarely in the crosshairs of the killer…

 

Review

THE LONGEST SILENCE by Debra Webb is a captivating read, filled with twists and turns that will keep a reader on edge, and is definitely the kind of book that you won’t be able to put down until the last page! Personally, this was quite a chilling read and I’m very interested in going back to the beginning of this series.

The truth of what happened to Joanna Guthrie eighteen years ago has kept her captive and reclusive because she preferred to bury it and never speak of it, but recent events, including abductions similar to hers have brought her nightmare to life and won’t let her keep her silence anymore. Her quest to find the people behind her long nightmare may be dangerous but what compels her is much more powerful than her fears.

Tony LeDoux is a former FBI profiler whose dedication to the job cost him everything – his career and his wife. With his life spiraling down the drain, finding his missing niece might be the first step to redeeming himself and getting back up and Joanna is the key to the puzzle surrounding her abduction.

Two people whose experiences have left them badly damaged, may be the ones to take down criminals who have been operating under the radar for a very long time and in the process, find some healing for themselves. 

Joanna was a very admirable character because she kept looking for patterns and even though she kept quiet for a long time, she acted when it counted and reclaimed a part of her life. Tony was much harder to get to know and for me, he’s more like a supporting character in the story. I really wish there had been more to the story beyond the abrupt ending and I’m hoping there is some follow up story that lets readers catch up with these characters.

 

About Debra Webb

DEBRA WEBB is the USA Today bestselling author of more than 100 novels, including reader favorites the Faces of Evil and the Colby Agency series. She is the recipient of the prestigious Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for Romantic Suspense as well as numerous Reviewers Choice Awards.

In 2012 Debra was honored as the first recipient of the esteemed L. A. Banks Warrior Woman Award for her courage, strength, and grace in the face of adversity. Recently Debra was awarded the distinguished Centennial Award for having achieved publication of her 100th novel. With this award Debra joined the ranks of a handful of authors like Nora Roberts and Carole Mortimer.

With more than four million books in print in numerous languages and countries, Debra’s love of storytelling goes back to her childhood when her mother bought her an old typewriter in a tag sale. Born in in Alabama, Debra grew up on a farm. She spent every available hour exploring the world around her and creating her stories. She wrote her first story at age nine and her first romance at thirteen.

It wasn’t until she spent three years working for the Commanding General of the US Army in Berlin behind the Iron Curtain and a five-year stint in NASA’s Shuttle Program that she realized her true calling. A collision course between suspense and romance was set. Since then she has expanded her work into some of the darkest places the human psyche dares to go.


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