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🎧︎Cold Silence by Toni Anderson

🎧︎Cold Silence

Posted on June 29, 2022 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 7 Comments

I had a blast with the first book I read for this author, and so as an avid fan of romantic suspense, I couldn’t resist when the opportunity to read 🎧︎Cold Silence, the latest standalone in her Cold Justice series. Narrated by Eric G. Dove, 🎧︎Cold Silence delivers a suspenseful tale with romantic elements. A tale which will have you flipping the pages as you as try to anticipate the villain’s next move and law enforcement course of action. 

 

🎧︎Cold Silence by Toni AndersonTitle: Cold Silence
Author(s): Toni Anderson
Series: Cold Justice: Most Wanted #1, Cold Justice #16
Narrator(s): Eric G. Dove
Published by Toni Anderson Inc. on June 14, 2022
Pages: 374
Length: 10 hours and 26 minutes
Genre(s): Romantic Suspense
Source: Author
Format: Audiobook, eArc
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Read the next edge-of-your-seat Romantic Thriller from New York Times bestselling author, Toni Anderson.
FBI Hostage Rescue Team member Shane Livingstone is frustrated when an injury sidelines him during an operation to catch a sadistic killer. A killer who auctions off vicious ways to torture his victims and screens the events for money on the dark web. When a teammate dies during the op, a devastated Shane vows to track down the monster responsible—but to do so he’ll need access to specialized skills he doesn’t possess.
A bloody game of cat and mouse…
As a white-hat hacker at Alex Parker’s security firm, Yael Brooks knows how to track predators through the darkest recesses of cyberspace. She can’t say no to Shane’s request…even though she fears her own secrets may put her at risk.
With a serial killer who makes it personal…
Shane and Yael must work together as a team if they hope to stop this psychopath. As they begin to grow closer, Shane demands Yael’s complete trust, but trust is the one thing Yael is reluctant to give. As the chase intensifies and more people die, it becomes obvious that the killer knows exactly who Yael is and plans to make both her and Shane pay the ultimate price for getting in his way.

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🎧︎Cold Silence is the first book in the author’s Cold Justice: Most Wanted series. It is a spinoff of her Cold Justice series. In her newest novel, the reader is introduced to Shane Livingston, a member of the FBI Hostage Retrieval Team and his love interest, Yael Brooks. Yael and Shane met while working a case involving a serial killer who not only films his kills but also engages his viewers by enticing them to bid on the method of torture for each of the victims. Shane, with Yael’s help, took a deep dive into the worldwide web, hoping to stop to stop the villain before he got to his next victim.

Sparks ignited the moment the two met. However, because of secrets and insecurities, it took a while for their relationship to develop. These two were complete opposites. Shane is outgoing, while Yael prefers her own company. I wondered how well a relationship would work between someone who hates guns and a law enforcement officer.

Yael’s past is one she would prefer to remain hidden. However, the villain with his cunning and suave computer skills is privy to her past and plans to use it to snare her into his Web. Entitlement and belief that his victims owed him something fueled his motivation for murder. It didn’t take long for me to figure out the villain’s identity. I also had a fair idea of who is next victim would be. The story moved quickly, which had me flipping the pages. I had to know how it would end.

Eric G. Dove did a good job with the characters and the narration. He has an engaging tone, which had me listening intently. His female voices all sounded the same, while his male voices were distinctive. I believe he needs to add some emotion to his narration.

Overall, 🎧︎Cold Silence delivered a suspenseful story that will keep readers on their toes. 

 

 

Story Evaluation
Plot
4
Characters
4
World Building
3.5
Writing Style
4
Pacing
4.5
Cover
3.5
Narrator (Audio)
4.5
Enjoyment
4
Ending
4.5
Overall: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

About Toni Anderson

Toni Anderson writes award-winning, bestselling, FBI Romantic Thrillers. She is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, RITA® finalist, science nerd, professional tourist, dog lover, gardener, mom. Anderson’s books have won the Readers’ Choice Award, Aspen Gold, National Excellence in Romance Fiction, Book Buyers’ Best.  Originally from a small town in Shropshire, England, Toni studied Marine Biology at University of Liverpool (B.Sc.) and University of St. Andrews (Ph.D.) with the intention she’d never be far from the ocean. Well, that plan backfired and she ended up in the Canadian prairies with her biology professor husband, two kids, a rescue dog, and a laid-back leopard gecko.  Toni started writing while pregnant with her first child and never stopped. Her greatest achievements are mastering the Tokyo subway, climbing Ben Lomond, snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, and surviving fifteen Winnipeg winters (fingers crossed). She loves to travel for research purposes and was lucky enough to visit the Strategic Information and Operations Center inside FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. in 2016. She also got to shove another (police) car off the road during pursuit training at the Writer’s Police Academy. Basically she has way too much fun!

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