Don't Keep Silent by Elizabeth Goddard ~ Review

Lucie's Review:

Action-Packed present and past collide in this suspenseful, read rich in backstory.

Rae Burke is an investigative journalist, on the search for her sister-in-law who has suddenly gone missing. In order to do that she goes to the one man who has the skills to help her find Zoe. Rae is the last person that Liam McKade wants to help after his cover was blown protecting her  the last time, but he takes the job. As the plot unfolds did Rae and Liam, realize that the danger might be more than they even imagined.

Engaging and fast paced this book keeps you hanging on, not wanting to put it down as the story progresses and more secrets are revealed. Rae and Liam make a great team. Liam is very serious about his job, he is skilled at what he does and yet he is struggling to decide what to pursue next. Rae is daring, and wants to do whatever she can to bring Zoe home to her brother and young niece. Rae has a passion for bring the truth to light, but her impulsive nature can get her in trouble sometimes.

There is a lot going on in this book, interweaving the past with the present, bringing the tension of current suspense as well how the secrets of the past impact what is going on in the present in Rae and Liam's relationship. I liked how Liam and Rae are a great team, and though they can be opposites they compliment each other better than you'd think at first glance. The action was tight, but there was also time for great character development and relationship growth.

Overall a fantastically thrilling read from beginning to end, this book works well as a stand alone, as well as a companion part of the series. I like how the heavier backstory was well woven throughout the story, so it didn't ever feel like information dumping, and I was always eager to find out more. There are strong theme of faith, family and forgiveness throughout. This book sealed the deal for me, I'm a huge fan of this author and can't wait to see what she has coming out next!

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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