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Today I am taking part in the books on tour and reviewing Her Silent Prayer by M.M. Chouinard. This was released on the 6th of April, published by Bookouture.


“Help!” she screams, kicking as hard as she can against the closet door. But it’s nailed shut, and nobody can hear her. She drops to her knees and curls into a ball like she did as a little girl, praying someone will find her before it is too late…

When the body of single mother Melissa Rollins is found trapped inside a bedroom closet in her immaculate suburban home, Detective Jo Fournier races to the scene. The small town of Greenfern is sweltering in a heatwave, and Jo is horrified to find that Melissa’s heating was turned up to the max whilst she died of thirst. Who would kill a devoted mother in such a cruel way?

Searching the house for clues, Jo’s team discovers that the front door was locked from the inside. And with no sign of a break-in, they realise the killer must be someone Melissa knew. But everyone in the frame has an alibi…

As she delves deeper into the case, Jo uncovers a link between Melissa and a recent cold case: another single mother who was tied up and brutally murdered. Someone is on a mission to kill local mothers, and Jo knows they will claim their next victim soon.

But as temperatures continue to rise and the team works around the clock to stop a twisted killer, someone from Jo’s past catches up with her. They’re watching her family’s every move, and they will stop at nothing to get revenge… Can Jo save the people she loves and catch the killer before it’s too late?

From USA Today bestseller M.M. Chouinard, Her Silent Prayer is a completely addictive serial killer thriller that will not let you go until you turn the last heart-thumping page! Perfect for fans of Lisa Regan, Melinda Leigh and Gregg Olsen.

Straight off the bat, I strongly recommend you reading the first book (The Dancing Girls) in this fantastic series to fully appreciate Her Silent Prayer and while you are at it you should also read the other books as they are all amazing!

Of course no spoilers here, but I have been waiting for this book since the end of the first, which I will shout from the rooftops again, has one of the best twists I have read!

4 years in the making, when I was made aware of Her Silent Prayer, its plot and characters, my Christmases all came at once! After reading it, It was everything I wanted it to be and more!

Her Silent Prayer is a fast paced read and it was great to catch up with Jo and the team again as they work to solve this latest case as well as a past cold case. Both of these cases will test your morals and have you questioning is the wrong thing done for the right reason still the wrong thing? (A little Charmed reference for you there!)

Perfectly written, well researched and executed, Her Silent Prayer is another brilliant addition to this series and I am hopeful that there will be more to come.

Thank you to M.M. Chouniard, Bookouture and Netgalley for allowing me to read an advance copy of Her Silent Prayer, 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.


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Follow the tour for these blogger’s thoughts on Her Silent Prayer. My thanks to Bookouture for my spot on this tour and for the promotional materials.


M.M. Chouinard is the author of the Detective Jo Fournier mystery thrillers, and the standalone mystery thriller The Vacation.

Her first fiction story was published in her local paper when she was eight, and she fell in love with Agatha Christie novels not long after.

While pursuing a Ph.D in psychology and helping to found the first U.S. research university of the new millenium, the stories kept rattling around inside her skull, demanding to come out. For sanity’s sake, she released them.




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