Review: Silenced Girls
Title: Silenced Girls
Series: Agent Tori Hunter #1
Author: Roger Stelljes
Release Date: November 11, 2020
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Find it here: Goodreads
Synopsis from Goodreads: She moved far away to try and forget her past. A past that would seep back in when she least expected it and crushed her soul over and over. She tried to keep the evidence packed away in boxes high up on a closet shelf like carefully packing away a tragic part of her life. As if sealing the boxes, was sealing away a time in her life she desperately wanted to go back and change. Until one day a mysterious letter arrives from an unknown sender that unravels everything.
FBI Special Agent Tori Hunter returns to her hometown of Manchester, Minnesota for the first time in twenty years to investigate the disappearance of a woman who is gone without a trace. She is desperate to solve a case that will cause her to confront her own painful past and question the motives of friends she thought she knew and trusted. It will plunge her and the other detectives into the crosshairs of a dangerous killer while in search of the truth.
From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Deadly Stillwater and Next Girl On The List, this captivating unputdownable thriller in a new series will have you hooked and keep you guessing until the final page. If you love a twisty and compelling mystery this book is for you.
A heart stopping, action-packed killer thriller that fans of John Sandford, Lee Child, James Patterson, Karin Slaughter, Rachel Caine or Angela Marsons will be hooked on by one of the best new authors in crime fiction.
My Review: This was a well written, captivating thriller that sucked me right in. It took me a little bit to get into for me but once I got into I was loving it. I thought the characters were well developed and had plenty of backstory to round them out. I liked the writing and the story was fast paced. The mystery was well done and kept me engaged in. Overall I enjoyed this book. The only downside is that the book had a couple parts and story lines that felt a bit unnecessary and seemed to be just padding to make the book a bit longer. If those had been taken out the book would have been a 5 star read for me.
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*