Friday, March 23, 2018

Review: The Longest Silence by Debra Webb

The Longest Silence
by Debra Webb

Publisher: MIRA
Pages: 336
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  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...

Kritters Thoughts:  Just as a warning, I usually stay far away from any sorts of spoilers in my reviews.  In this one I may dance around a few things, so be warned.  

Two girls go missing on a college campus and with one of their uncles as a former FBI, we the reader get an inside look at the investigation as he inserts himself and tries to find his beloved niece.  

Being the fourth in a series, I was nervous to pick up this book and get started, but as these books are self contained I didn't feel like I was missing anything by skipping ahead to this book.  And after reading it, I am intrigued to go back and read the first three because this book was the perfect mix of creepy, murder and mystery!

The one thing that frustrated me from the beginning was Joanna Guthrie and due to her years of silence this happened to other women and she knew about it and basically didn't do anything.  If she had just piped up a little she could have maybe saved a few lives and I couldn't get past that - it was hard.  

I am not keeping this little character flaw thing against the whole book.  I loved how the clues unfolded and the pacing was spot on.  This is my first Debra Webb read, but will absolutely not be my last!

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Ebook 2018 Challenge: 24 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

1 comment :

  1. I'm glad you enjoyed this one overall! Thanks for being a part of the tour.


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