Dead Sound by Anise Eden

Dead Sound

Posted on August 10, 2023 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 5 Comments

I was on the lookout for something different to satisfy my literary appetite, and the premise for Dead Sound captured my attention. It is the first book in The Things Unseen series, and it sends readers on a journey filled with suspense, political intrigue served with a dash of romance.


Dead Sound by Anise EdenTitle: Dead Sound
Author(s): Anise Eden
Series: Things Unseen #1
Also in this series: Dead Keen
Published by Tangled Tree Publishing on October 12, 2021
Pages: 333
Genre(s): Political Thriller, Psychological Thriller, Romantic Suspense
Source: Author
Format: eBook
Purchase: Amazon|Audible
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Series Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Heat Level: One Flame

The tender scars on her abdomen throb as memories of the attack come rushing back, flooding her mind and sending her heart racing...

Psychotherapist Neve Keane knew that returning to work at the hospital after being stabbed by a patient would be difficult. But entering her unit only to be surrounded by a crowd of people claiming they need her help to stop the apocalypse—that’s more than she bargained for.
When the crowd’s leader turns out to be a mutual patient of Neve and her best friend, streetwise Irish doctor Cornelius O’Brien, they are both pulled into a Byzantine plot that transforms Capitol Hill General into a dangerous place where threats and betrayals lurk around every corner.
Then their mutual patient falls into a mysterious coma, and the clues he left behind lead Neve and Cornelius straight into Washington, DC’s ugly underbelly, a world of shadowy political forces with long arms and deadly intentions.
As they race to unravel the threads of a sinister conspiracy that leads from their hospital all the way to the White House, Neve and Cornelius realize they might be fighting to stop the end of the world, after all—provided they can survive the week with targets on their backs.

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The story introduces psychotherapist Névé Keane and her best friend, Doctor Cornelius O’Brien. The story begins with Névé returning to work from medical leave. However, her first day back at work came with an unexpected and bizarre event. At the centre of this event was Amos, a mutual patient of Névé and Cornelius. On learning of their patient’s role and the trigger for the bizarre event, they automatically assumed an increase in episodes of delusions. However, his awakening from a mysterious coma and the provision of information he couldn’t possibly know had Névé re-thinking her evaluation. This decision led to her getting caught up in a web of intrigue and danger.

I honestly didn’t know what to expect going into this story. This was my first experience with the author’s work. However, the moment I began reading, I knew I was in for a treat. Intrigue lined every page of Dead Sound. The story held me in its grip, and soon it had me flipping the pages. 

Neve and Cornelius were wonderful characters. Névé is resilient despite suffering from anxiety stemming from past traumas. She maintained her wits in the face of danger. Having Cornelius as a backup aided in this area. I loved how he stepped up to protect her. Of course, it helped that he was in love with her. A fact he never revealed until danger started dogging their doorsteps. Given the circumstances, it was the perfect opportunity. They made a great team, professionally, romantically as well as in this new situation they got drawn into.

Dead Sound incorporated issues of mental health with religious beliefs. It wasn’t preachy. However, it shed light on how people, especially those in the field of psychiatry, view of persons who believe they hear from God. The suspense thread, although intriguing, ended on an abrupt note. It left me wondering if the threat of danger from this had passed. I know there is more in store for these two. However, I am not sure if it’s from the same or a different source. So picking up the second book in the series is a must.

This intriguing tale is perfect for romantic suspense fans. 



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About Anise Eden

Following the advice to “write what you know,” ANISE EDEN authors psychological suspense and paranormal romance novels. Her qualifications include growing up in the countryside where rattlesnakes and cougars jumped out of nowhere; living with family members who are a little bit psychic; and having her life saved on more than one occasion by her SEAL Team of guardian angels. After college, Anise soaked up life in NYC, Washington DC, and points in between. She tried her hand at grooming horses, scooping ice cream, and designing billboards before returning to school to become a psychotherapist. Though she left that field after many rewarding years, Anise remains a passionate mental health advocate. Continuing her real-life adventures, Anise is now exploring life in Ireland with her husband and their small, benevolent canine dictator. While her books have won multiple awards, Anise’s propensity for dropping glass objects while barefoot makes it highly likely that her next win will be a Darwin Award.

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