Karen Rose is one of my favorite writers when I'm in the mood for suspense with a little romance thrown in. Broken Silence is a fast-paced novella that sucked me in from the first page. A little girl is found in the snow near a murdered couple, and she is refusing to speak. Joseph is one of the special agents trying to solve the crime, and he calls in his girlfriend, Daphne, who has a past in common with the girl, for some assistance. As Daphne bonds with Angel, as the girl is being called, we also meet the evil couple who are responsible.
This story flies by, and keeps a reader on the edge of her seat. Daphne and Joseph, as well as some of the other characters, have been featured in previous Karen Rose books that I haven't read yet, but they all come across as so likable, I want to read more about them. I will read those stories to better understand the characters, but I enjoyed Broken Silence even without that background info. I recommend this story, and I strongly recommend Karen Rose.
From the #1 international bestselling author of Watch Your Back comes a suspenseful new novella featuring Assistant State’s Attorney Daphne Montgomery and Baltimore Special Agent Joseph Carter.
After a traumatic kidnapping, Daphne’s boss insists that she take time off. But she refuses to sit on the sidelines when she meets a six-year-old girl who the police call Angel. Angel hasn’t spoken a word since they found her four days ago next to a burned out car, frozen with shock, not far from the bodies of two adults who may or may not have been her parents.
Joseph knows that helping Angel is exactly what Daphne needs right now. But when Daphne gets Angel to talk, a mysterious and chilling crime begins to unravel—one that drives Daphne into the darkest corners of her past as she and Joseph track a ruthless killer.