Firstly I wish to thank Jill Burkinshaw for inviting me on the Blog Tour for SILENT MURDER by E.R. Fallon
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.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
This is my first outing with this author so I am coming in on the second book in the series. I felt that I had enough info given that I felt comfortable with the book. It is Detective Rebecca Everhart’s first day back to work after the traumatic last case but it’s not long before another horrific one comes up. It is a gruesome murder as the limbs have been sawn from the torso of a man. After an examination of the victim it is concluded that he had been alive at the time.
A new detective arrives on the scene from Vice to lend a hand but the two women are like water and oil that I thought would never mix and at times I just wanted to knock their heads together. But before the tit for tats can get too over the top another victim is found with the same horrific injuries as the first. Then a connection is made between the two dead men. There is little trust between the pair of detectives and in the areas they will be working in that could cost one of them their life.
The killings seem to be gang related which takes the two detectives deeper into danger. Lips are firmly sealed but the murderer keeps leaving his calling card with each body. I did find Rebecca a little strange at times with the things she did, which at best was reckless. It felt at times like she had something to prove. I must admit to liking the second half of the book more and look forward to seeing how the story lines progress in the future.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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.
DETECTIVE REBECCA EVERHART SERIES
Book 1: BODY IN THE BOX
Book 2: SILENT MURDER