Deadly Silence by Rebecca Zanetti
Series: Blood Brothers #1
Published by Forever on October 4, 2016
Genres: Science Fiction, Suspense
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Under siege. That's how Ryker Jones feels. The Lost Bastards Investigative Agency he opened up with his blood brothers has lost a client in a brutal way. The past he can't outrun is resurfacing, threatening to drag him down in the undertow. And the beautiful woman he's been trying to keep at arm's length is in danger...and he'll destroy anything and anyone to keep her safe.
Paralegal Zara Remington is in over her head. She's making risky moves at work by day and indulging in an affair with a darkly dangerous PI by night. There's a lot Ryker isn't telling her and the more she uncovers, the less she wants to know. But when all hell breaks loose, Ryker may be the only one to save her. If his past doesn't catch up to them first...
Full of twists and turns you won't see coming, DEADLY SILENCE is New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti at her suspenseful best...
A Blood Brothers Novel
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
The geek in me was standing up and cheering. I mean, a mad scientist complete with her little sociopath minion soldiers picking on some Lost Boys since they were young. Heck Yes! I was all over it and that particular part of the story was pretty dang good. Some of the characters introduced endeared themselves to me and I’m hopeful to see a few of them get a book of their own. I also feel like now I need to go back and read the Sin Brothers Series. But, as excited as I am for this series, Deadly Silence didn’t blow me away like I was expecting from a Zanetti book.
I really wish we could have been in on Ryker and Zara’s relationship from the beginning. I think this may have had an impact on how I ended up liking them and feeling their connection better. We are only told about their early days and dynamics, and so the story begins with Zara rethinking things.
I liked Ryker at first. He held a heavy responsibility for everything: his brothers, his cases, even rampaging serial killers and their victims. It was a pretty lengthy list and when the weight of his responsibilities became too much, he did some pretty bone-headed things, like go on a bender when they had cases open and knowing Zara might be in danger. This didn’t endear him to me at all.
As for Zara, she got on my last nerve. She was about as dense as they came and at times it felt like her response to everything was to tell Ryker they were over. She was constantly causing more problems instead of helping solve them. Although Ryker and Zara did my head in, they had lots of combustible chemistry making for some hot and steamy scenes that made up for some of their shortcomings.
There was also a lot going on in the book. I think maybe too much. The mystery of Ryker and his brothers past, a nasty divorce, a murder, crooked cops, and let’s not forget the mad scientist and her band of merry whack jobs. Throughout all of this, the brothers weren’t communicating so they were really just spinning their wheels and chasing their tails.
Summing up, I enjoyed parts of this book especially the mystery parts and the ending. Surprisingly for me, even though I’m a huge Zanetti fan, this book didn’t wow me like I was expecting it too. I’m a bit disappointed in this one but there are some hot guys that endeared themselves to me in need of good women so I’m still looking forward to the rest of the series. It’s a Zanetti, so I know even though this one didn’t live up to expectations, I’ll be getting the next one.
Rating: 3 What We Have Here Is A Failure To Communicate Stars
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