Today I am taking part in the books on tour and reviewing Silent Island by Dana Perry. This was released on the 5th of October, published by Bookouture.
Nancy Lavelle lies still on the floor. With her eyes looking towards her children’s rooms, her hands are clasped in prayer, as if the last thing she wished for was her children to be saved…
When Detective Abby Pearce is called to the Beach House, a holiday home in the most affluent part of Martha’s Vineyard, she finds five bodies. An entire family has been killed in a frenzied attack… all except one. Fifteen-year-old Karin is the only survivor. Sitting in the house, surrounded by her family, she stares into the distance and doesn’t say a word.
When Karin’s grandparents fly in to take her home, Abby’s investigation takes a shocking turn. Taking one look at the traumatised girl, they recoil—the girl curled up in a hospital bed isn’t their granddaughter. So who is she? And where is the real Karin Lavelle?
Abby fears the missing girl is in serious danger, and with local residents worried that the killer is still on the island and the press questioning her every move, she’s under pressure to solve both crimes fast. But when she uncovers a link between Thomas Lavelle’s New York office and her previous job at the NYPD, she begins to fear that these brutal murders are a sign… and that she’s next. Can she find the killer before another life is taken, or is she walking into a trap?
This fast-paced thriller is perfect for fans of Lisa Regan, Kendra Elliot and Mary Burton, but be warned…you won’t want to put it down!
The second instalment in the Detective Abby Pearce series, Silent Island is a tense and suspenseful read that had me glued the pages working alongside Abby to solve this latest case. Set in the picturesque Martha’s Vineyard, Dana Perry has crafted another chilling and atmospheric tale that had me completely engrossed from start to finish.
This case was a tough one to crack, but I enjoyed being given the run around as I was misguided and steered away from solving it until Perry was good and ready to reveal all. Full of twists and turns, this one certainly kept me on my toes and on the edge of my seat. A thrilling plot that has been perfectly executed and with a strong female protagonist at the helm, makes Silent Island a fantastic addition to this series.
Thank you to Dana Perry, Bookouture and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of Silent Island, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play and Barnes & Noble if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK, but will post to Waterstones & Foyles if also available.
Silent Island Books on Tour
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Let’s Get to Know Dana Perry
Dana Perry is a New York City journalist and an author who writes mystery thrillers featuring Detective Abby Pearce on the island of Martha’s Vineyard (SILENT ISLAND, HER OCEAN GRAVE) and NYC newspaper reporter Jessie Tucker (THE GOLDEN GIRL, THE SILENT VICTIM).