Silent Run has been on my kindle since 2012. Still not sure why it took me so long to read it, but I am glad I finally did. Silent Run is a slow burn suspenseful novel that grabbed my attention from the first page. It kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish.
Like most of the books in this genre, the focus of the story was on the suspense, leaving the romance with a minor role. In this instance, it worked pretty well as the main characters were already in a relationship, albeit a complex one. Complex, as it was a relationship built on lies, but as the story progressed, the rationale for the lies became clear. Based on the circumstances under which the lies developed, I understood the heroine’s (Sarah’s) actions. However, what I had a hard time with was her actions after her past caught up to her. Actions, which led to her current predicament, which involved her having amnesia, her daughter missing and the father of said daughter (Jake) angry at her for what he perceived as her betrayal. Added to all of this, someone wants her dead. Now both she and Jake have to work at unravelling the lies, as this is the key to finding their daughter and to find out who wants Sarah dead.
Jake’s attitude towards her is cold, which is understandable. However, maintaining this attitude proved a challenge as his love for her remained strong despite the lies and betrayal. As they worked together to get to the truth, Jake would learn that all is not black and white.
I loved how Jake and Sarah grew throughout the story. They both recognized and acknowledged the mistakes they made and were willing to take the necessary steps to make amends.
The secondary characters also helped to drive the story. The one I most intriguing was Jake’s brother, Dylan. I was happy to discover his story would be told in the sequel.
Although the story did not move at a fast pace, there was never a dull moment. The author created an atmosphere that had me eagerly turning the pages. The story flowed seamlessly, and the events came together to create a satisfactory ending.
Silent Run was an addictive tale that I finished in two sittings. This is my first time reading Barbara Freethy and I am sure it will not be my last.
“Freethy hits the ground running as she kicks off another winning romantic suspense series…Freethy is at her prime with a superb combo of engaging characters and gripping plot.” Publishers’ Weekly
A woman awakes in a hospital bed with no idea of who she is. Her memory is gone, her baby missing. All she has is the gripping certainty that she is in mortal danger. Then a handsome, angry stranger barges in and makes a terrible accusation. He was her lover—and her child’s father—until she disappeared seven months ago.
Jake Sanders swore he’d never forgive Sarah Tucker, but he isn’t about to let her get away again–especially not with his daughter still missing. If he has any chance of recovering his baby, he must help the woman who betrayed him retrieve the pieces of her shattered memory—without letting his feelings get in the way.
Haunted by troubling flashes of memory, Sarah begins to realize she’s lived a life of lies. But what is the truth? And where is her baby?
Don’t miss the first book in the Sanders Brothers Romantic Suspense Duo!
Nadene is an avid reader. A family friend introduced her to the fantastic world of reading with a gifted copy of Wuthering Heights. Her love of books have thought her a lot through out the years. She loves the experiences she gained through the pages of the books shehad the opportunity to read. She is never without a book and will read just about anything as long the material is compelling enough to hold her attention. She created this blog to share her love of books with like minded individuals and she hopes that in sharing her reviews visitors to the blog will discover their next addictive read. When she is not reading, she enjoys cooking, listening to music and watching television.
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27 responses to “BOOK REVIEW: SILENT RUN by BARBARA FREETHY @BarbaraFreethy #Romance #Suspense”
I love when a story grabs me right from the start! It’s wonderful when secondary characters get their own story as well 🙂 Thanks for sharing Nadene!
Lindy@ A Bookish Escape
I have quite a few of her books on my kindle that I have picked up as freebies over the years. I will have to see if I have this one since it sounds pretty good. Great review!
She is a new author to me. Great review.
Addictive read are always the best!
I’ve never read her work but this does sound good. Great review.
She has written several books. Thanks.
I always find amnesia in a story interesting. I like that type of storyline.
Just checked goodreads to be sure but I’m shocked that I’ve not read this prolific author
It is never too late.
Sadly, you are not the only one who lets perfectly marvelous books set on the Kindle. I think I have one of this authors that has been there just as long.
Yes, the situation you describe does make for an interesting story line.
I know and I have lots more waiting for me to pick them up. 🙂
Oh man, my kindle TBR is outrageous. I’m glad you finally got around to reading this one!
Yep, I can relate.
This sounds great. I have one or two of her books as well. But have not yet taken the time to read them.
I love the cover of this one. I always love slow burn mysteries.
this sounds so intriguing.. will check it out
I don’t do the Kindle thing at all,and don’t know I’ll do if they throw books away n the near future.(lol) Meanwhile, my TBR pile keeps growing. I always love a good suspense novel and need to check this one out. Glad you enjoyed it too. Hugs, RO
Great review Ohh now I am really intrigued about this book after reading your review, I really need to check it out one day. I’m really glad you fully enjoyed reading this book. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.
I do that sometimes too. Leaving books on my kindle and then wondering what took me so long to read it. Glad to her you liked it.
OOh I love her and didn’t know she had a new book out. Thanks Nadene for the super review