Thursday, August 9, 2018

Blog Tour/Review: Shattered Silence by Marta Perry

Shattered Silence, by Marta Perry
2018, 384p, Clean Romantic Suspense
My Rating=5 Stars
Source: I received a complimentary copy, which did not affect my review in any way

A woman on the run seeks sanctuary in a peaceful Pennsylvania Dutch community—and finds a protector in the most unlikely of men…

One moment Rachel Hartline is secure in her career and community. The next, she’s in the wrong place at the wrong time—watching her ex-husband commit a crime that puts her in unfathomable danger. Fear and hurt send her home to an Amish farm and the family she’s always trusted. But a private investigator is close behind—and he may be a threat to her in more ways than one…

Cold, calculating Clint Mordan isn’t convinced Rachel is as innocent in her ex-husband’s schemes as she claims, but when her ex’s enemies target Rachel, Clint is driven to keep her safe. Maybe the terror in her beautiful eyes and the target on her back aren’t an act. But as his feelings toward her deepen, Clint realizes he’s the only one who can keep Rachel alive in a game where only the killer knows the stakes.

Rachel Hartline needs her ex-husband's signature to sell their home, and ends up in danger. She catches him commit a crime and someone thinks she knows more than she does.

I enjoyed this book from the beginning! As the story unfolds, we learn more about Rachel, her ex-husband, Paul, and Clint, the private investigator who works for Paul's employer and is trying to find him to return what he stole. Things aren't always as they appear and I enjoyed the twists and turns that kept me guessing until the end.

Rachel has roots in the Amish community and it was fun to visit her family. Things were a bit strained at first because of her ex-husband and their feelings towards him (as well as his feelings towards them). They were great characters who added a lot to the story.

This is the third book in the series and the first one I've read. I thought it worked well as a standalone since I didn't feel like I missed out on anything. I loved the setting, pace, characters and storyline! I also appreciate that it's clean so I can easily recommend this to anyone. If you enjoy clean, romantic suspense, this is a book you will want to read!

Marta Perry realized she wanted to be a writer at age eight, when she read her first Nancy Drew novel. A lifetime spent in rural Pennsylvania and her own Pennsylvania Dutch roots led Marta to the books she writes now about the Amish. When she’s not writing, Marta is active in the life of her church and enjoys traveling and spending time with her three children and six beautiful grandchildren.

Marta Perry’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, July 23rd: Diary of a Stay at Home Mom
Tuesday, July 24th: Reading Reality
Wednesday, July 25th: Books a la Mode – excerpt
Wednesday, July 25th: @girlandherbooks
Friday, July 27th: Moonlight Rendezvous
Monday, July 30th: A Holland Reads – excerpt
Tuesday, July 31st: Books & Spoons
Wednesday, August 1st: Splashes of Joy
Thursday, August 2nd: Stuck in Books – excerpt
Monday, August 6th: Cheryl’s Book Nook
Tuesday, August 7th: Blooming with Books 
Tuesday, August 7th: What is That Book About – excerpt
Wednesday, August 8th: Mystery Suspense Reviews
Thursday, August 9thMel’s Shelves
Friday, August 10thJathan & Heather
Monday, August 13thFrom the TBR Pile
Tuesday, August 14thBook Reviews and More by Kathy – excerpt