Silent Killer
By Evelyn
Sep 1, 2009 - 4:04:40 PM

After witnessing her husband’s brutal murder, Cathy Cantrell checks herself into a clinic to overcome her sorrow and grief.  When she returns to her Alabama hometown, she knows she will be facing some tough critics.  Not the least of which are her in-laws who have been raising her sixteen-year-old son Seth.  But she didn’t know she would have to face her past in such a shocking, unexpected manner.  Her husband’s murderer has returned to continue to wreak havoc on the town…and Cathy’s still fragile psyche.  Maybe more earth shattering is the return of her first love, Jackson Perdue, who is back in town, and he is stirring up feelings she didn’t know still existed in her.

After his return from military service, Jackson Perdue forces himself to come back to the town…and woman…he left and face his demons.  When he sees Cathy after so long, he is surprised at how quickly old feelings return.  His newly acquired job as deputy sheriff takes precedence when a killer surfaces in a horrifying manner, and Jack and Cathy have to navigate through their relationship in the midst of chaos.


Fast-paced and exciting every step of the way, SILENT KILLER is thrilling.  Like all great ‘who done its,’ I was kept guessing throughout the story, and just when I thought I had the killer in my sights, something new came along to make me second guess my reasoning.  Cathy and Jack’s obvious passion is palpable, and I waited impatiently for them to realize it, too.  


Beverly Barton writes remarkable suspense thrillers of which I cannot get enough.  I read SILENT KILLER to the exclusion of all else; I could not put it down.  While certainly enjoyable on its own, SILENT KILLER is part of a loosely connected series, and readers are given a glimpse into the lives of beloved characters, Griff Powell and his family and friendsa sort of ‘bonus’ and a teaser of things to come. 

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