Dead Silence

Dead Silence

by Brenda Novak

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There's a body buried behind a Mississippi farmhouse.

Grace Montgomery knows who it is, and she knows why it happened. She was only thirteen the night it all went wrong. And now, like then, she has no choice but to keep her mouth shut.

Grace left the town of Stillwater thirteen years ago, trying to forget, trying to make good. As an assistant D.A. in Jackson, she's finally achieved the success that was supposed to change her life. But it hasn't–so she's come back to confront her own history. Which means returning to the farmhouse now owned by her brother and facing the people of Stillwater, a number of whom suspect the truth.

Widower Kennedy Archer is one of those people. He's running for mayor and needs to stay as far away from Grace as possible. And yet…she's an enigma he can't resist. Even though her enemies are close to finding out what really happened–and that could ruin them both.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781460399750
Publisher: MIRA Books
Publication date: 06/13/2016
Series: The Stillwater Trilogy , #1
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 7,071
File size: 531 KB

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Brenda Novak has written over 60 novels. An eight-time Rita nominee, she's won The National Reader's Choice, The Bookseller's Best and other awards. She runs Brenda Novak for the Cure, a charity that has raised more than $2.5 million for diabetes research (her youngest son has this disease). She considers herself lucky to be a mother of five and married to the love of her life.

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Dead Silence (Stillwater Trilogy Series #1) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 45 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brenda Novak continues to excite and entice her readers at each turn! Dead Silence is exhilarating, frustrating, tantalizing, exciting, heartbreaking.....a very real feeling and heartwarming story about love and loss but also about some of the dark realities that face our lives. The pretenses that people, families, and even gererations of families , and sometimes even towns present are not always the truth that is claimed. Sometimes the truth is messy and stranger than anyones wildest imagination!
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DoB77 More than 1 year ago
This was my first read by Novak and I can't wait to move on to the second book in the trilogy.
Monica83 More than 1 year ago
I was going through my old books to loan one to a friend and found Dead Silence. I started reading a few pages to see if I thought she might enjoy it. As soon as I did I was hooked all over again. I remember the whole plot but I still cant put it down. Its very fast paced and the characters have some real depth to them. Im going to have to find my friend another book for now.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This trilogy is one of the best I've read, I am a avid James Patterson fan, placed his new book aside to finish these books, sorry to hear there will be no more about these families. I am looking forward to the next trilogy due out next summer.
Anonymous 3 months ago
will read more from this author
maykasahara on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The perfect book for reading in a steamy bath tub, peanuts and wine on the side, when you don't want other and much preferred books to start looking wobbly and pitiful. But what started out as the perfect little book for just such an occasion, had to be carried with me on dry land (as I can't stand being in hot water for too long). Subsequently this story of flat characterisation, predicatble romance and, certainly, vile murder and intrige as well as dangerous living, became something like my neighbour's pitbull dog. Not a chance of getting around it. In some ways irresistable even. How about such heartfelt and precise takes on real life: the little insecure teenage girl having turned into the large-breasted, blue-eyed, 'never lost a case'-attorney. The popular, out of reach college boy of yesteryear now somehow transformed into the sensitive, widowed father (and still very handsome). I cannot recall whoever once gave this book to me. But she must either have it in her to be a very nasty person or a true saint indeed.
chrissywest on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the first time for me reading anything by Brenda Novak. I really like her writing style. Dead Silence is the first in the Stillwater Trilogy. The book grabbed my attention right from the start and held it right to the end. This book is a great example of a romantic suspense. I really enjoyed the characters in this book. The best part of the book was Grace¿s relationship with Teddy, a little 8 year old boy that befriends her on her first day back in town. I highly recommend this book. I am looking forward to the next in the series, Dead Giveaway, which is about Clay Montgomery, Grace¿s brother.
ladycato on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I don't read romantic suspense, and I don't think I will again. I don't like the feeling of waiting the entire book for something bad to happen. As for the setting of this book - Stillwater, Mississippi? It has a lot annoying, unpleasant people in high concentrations. Something must be in the water. Probably the body of the reverend who has been missing for over a decade.The book follows Grace and her return to Stillwater, a town that abused and traumatized her. Even with a successful career, she can't get over the demons of her past. Namely, a night when she was thirteen when her stepfather, the reverend, vanished. No one else in town can let that go because they suspect Grace's family had something to do with it. They are right. But the exact circumstances of that night remain a mystery for most of the book.The romance in the book is straightforward. The widowed and wealthy Kennedy falls for Grace, but she rebuts him, thinking that her associating with him will hurt his political career. They do make a decent couple, mainly because they are the only intelligent and decent people in the entire town. The sex scenes are very light and not graphic at all, which is fine. But there is something really aggravating when after two times in bed together - sneaking around - Grace speaks of how they shouldn't use protection because she wants his baby. Brain... cells... rotting. I hate it when women do that in books! It's just stupid and cliche and unrealistic! I know it's supposed to emphasize their true wuv and how they are destined to be together forever, but at that point I pretty much lost the remaining respect I had for this book.Someone, please annihilate the little fictional town of Stillwater. It clearly did not pass the existence litmus test, and should be destroyed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very exciting book?! I am looking forward to the next book in this series!
KimP65 More than 1 year ago
Wow!!! I was on the edge of my seat through the whole book! There is an HEA and not really a cliff hanger but my advice is to have the whole series before you start one because once you start this you just can't stop!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely loved it!!!!
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Good, fast paced mystery.
Koalabear3 More than 1 year ago
The book keeps you Guessing...what an amazing book. I had a hard time putting it down because I had to find out what would happen next. So many twist and turns and also romance. What a surprise ending! it kept me guessing all the way to the end of the book. Looking forward to reading book #2 in the Stillwater Trilogy.
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Could not put it down
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