Review: Deadly Silence by Rebecca Zanetti
Under siege. That's how Ryker Jones feels. The Lost Bastards Investigative Agency he opened up with his blood brothers has lost a client in a brutal way. The past he can't outrun is resurfacing, threatening to drag him down in the undertow. And the beautiful woman he's been trying to keep at arm's length is in danger...and he'll destroy anything and anyone to keep her safe.
Paralegal Zara Remington is in over her head. She's making risky moves at work by day and indulging in an affair with a darkly dangerous PI by night. There's a lot Ryker isn't telling her and the more she uncovers, the less she wants to know. But when all hell breaks loose, Ryker may be the only one to save her. If his past doesn't catch up to them first...
DEADLY SILENCE is an amazing story full of loss, and strength, and family…and yes, some hot & steamy chemistry. But it’s so much more than “just a story.” It’s about three men on a mission to find missing or lost people, as well as finding answers for themselves. It’s about a woman who loves her friend so much, she’d put herself in harm’s way to save that friend, at all costs. It’s about finding a connection with an unlikely person and then realizing you’re more alike than you think. And that’s just in the first few chapters!
I had a vested interest in each and every person in the book. I was emotionally drained and refilled as well as entertained, disgusted and intrigued. I laughed and grieved with people in the book. I can’t call them characters, because they were so much more than that. And then it felt like coming home again, when a few familiar faces joined up later in the book.
Riker and his brothers Heath and Denver are ultimate alpha males deeply ingrained with loyalty, protectiveness and a fierce sense of duty. A duty they take very seriously: finding the lost. Being “lost” boys themselves, as it were, each man is driven to bring hope to the hopeless while in search of answers to their own questions. They are bound together by circumstance. They are a family forged in the fires of torment, pain, affliction…and blood.
Rebecca sure knows how to write alpha males but what really clenched the story for me was Zara. She is a strong, stubborn woman with a heart as big as the sky. I respected and admired her very much. I though she and Ryker paired well together and their chemistry was off the charts!
What I really loved about the book was that with all the craziness going on here, the heart of the story is the family aspect. Loyalty, honor, protectiveness and sacrifice are the foundation of this family. Having people that will have your back no matter what as well as kick you in the ass when you need it are the epitome of this family’s values.
And it just wouldn’t be a Rebecca Zanetti book without some twists and surprises along the way! I never saw them coming!
DEADLY SILENCE is everything you want in your romantic suspense novel and a whole lot more! I highly encourage you to purchase, borrow or go to your local library and check out this book today!
I want to thank the publisher for generously offering me an early copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. All conclusions reached are my own.