Shattered Silence by Margaret Daley


This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing
 

Shattered Silence
Abingdon Press (September 2012)

by

Margaret Daley
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Margaret Daley is an award winning, multi-published author in the romance genre. One of her romantic suspense books, Hearts on the Line, won the American Christian Fiction Writers’ Book of the Year Contest. Recently she has won the Golden Quill Contest, FHL’s Inspirational Readers’ Choice Contest, Winter Rose Contest, Holt Medallion and the Barclay Gold Contest. She wrote for various secular publishers before the Lord led her to the Christian romance market. She currently writes inspirational romance and romantic suspense books for the Steeple Hill Love Inspired lines, romantic suspense for Abingdon Press and historical romance for Summerside Press. She has sold eighty-three books to date.

Margaret is currently the President for American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), an organization of over 2300 members. She was one of the founding members of the first ACFW local chapter, WIN in Oklahoma. She has taught numerous classes for online groups, ACFW and RWA chapters. She enjoys mentoring other authors.

Until she retired a few years ago, she was a teacher of students with special needs for twenty-seven years and volunteered with Special Olympics as a coach. She currently is on the Outreach committee at her church, working on several projects in her community as well as serving on her church’s vestry.

On a more personal note, she has been married for over forty years to Mike and has one son and four granddaughters. She treasures her time with her family and friends.

Learn more about Margaret and her books on her Website.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

A serial killer is targeting illegal aliens in southern Texas. Texas Ranger Cody Jackson is paired with a local police officer, Liliana Rodriguez, to investigate the murders.

While the case brings Cody and Liliana ever closer, the tension between Americans and Mexican Americans heightens. As Cody and Liliana race to discover who is behind the murders and bring peace to the area, what they uncover isn’t what they expected. Will Cody and Liliana’s faith and love be strong enough to survive the storm of violence?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Shattered Silence, go HERE.

MY REVIEW:

Shattered Silence is a perfectly executed suspense-filled novel featuring  Texas Ranger Cody  and Liliana the female police offer he works with to investigate a string of murders that offer very few clues to the identity of the killer. With each death it becomes more difficult to ascertain whether they are related to the previous murders and time could be running out as Liliana begins to receive some dangerous threats herself.

What more could I ask? Shattered Silence is a romantic suspense set in Texas with a Texas Ranger hero and a savvy heroine. The plot was filled with enough twists and surprises to keep me turning the pages. Although I suspected the identity of the murderer before the end, there were other levels to the mystery that prevented me from being 100% certain I was right. This was not a perfectly straightforward and simple plot but had ingenious developments that definitely kept the story interesting. The subtle romance and the subplot involving Cody’s son just added to my enjoyment. Loved this book and recommend it to all lovers of romantic suspense and/or Texas Rangers.

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