Today is my stop on the Blog Tour for SILENT MURDER by E.R. Fallon. This is my first book by this author and I found it a gripping read.
SILENT MURDER (Detective Rebecca Everhart #2)
Available from AMAZON
DISCOVER A FAST-PACED DETECTIVE THRILLER FULL OF TWISTS
A body dismembered with a chainsaw is found under an infamous Newark bridge. The victim has links to organized crime.
On her first day back at the job Detective Rebecca Everhart has a new partner to cope with as well as this baffling case. Rebecca has just come back from a homicide case that left her shaken.
Then another body turns up with the same gruesome wounds as the first. Has Rebecca got a serial killer on her hands or a mob war?
She must enter the tightly-knit Portuguese community to break the case.
This is second of a series of enthralling mysteries featuring Detective Rebecca Everhart. Perfect for fans of Kimberley Chambers, Melinda Leigh, Robert Dugoni, and Patricia Gibney.
Newark is the biggest city in the state of New Jersey, a gritty waterfront city with a large port. It’s a place that some call home but also somewhere many workers commute in to from the suburbs. It’s considered a dangerous city by some, but in recent years has been somewhat revitalized. One of the most diverse cities in the world, it’s a place full of life and great stories.
DETECTIVE REBECCA EVERHART SERIES
Book 1: BODY IN THE BOX
Book 2: SILENT MURDER
After a difficult case Detective Rebecca Everhart returns to work to find she has a new partner to work with and a dismembered body to investigate. The situation gets worse as the pathologist informs them the victim was tortured and was alive when his limbs were cut off with a chainsaw.
The prime suspect is someone Rebecca has history with and also someone she is warned to stay away from.
A difficult case, no clues and a new partner leaves Rebecca struggling then another body turns up….
The story is told in the first person which made for unusual reading but that could be me.
It is book 2 and I think I would advise readers to read book 1 first as I felt I was missing some character background however it did work as stand alone.
The story moves along steadily as we learn about the characters and the area. The clues are slowly uncovered but with the uncovering comes a total curve ball I certainly wasn’t expecting.
An interesting read.
Having spent most of my life in and around NYC, I know well the gritty city streets I write about and have firsthand knowledge of the localized crime world through family. I will say no more. I studied criminology in college and was mentored by a leading advocate for the family members of homicide victims. I’ve published several stories with mystery and crime elements that received praise from bestselling international writers, and have previously worked as a business writer. I now live in the countryside and enjoy connecting with readers on and through my website at.