“Wow wow wow! Grips you in a choke hold and does not let go… Oozes suspense and bone-chilling twists and turns. Astonishing… One of those rare books you stay up all night to read.” @a_likely_storie, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The beautiful young woman is perfectly still, curled up in the trunk of the car, her long dark hair hiding her face. Her cotton blouse has ridden up a little, revealing two small dots an inch apart on her back. Just like the others.
Guilt has kept FBI Agent Tori Hunter away from her home in Manchester Bay, Minnesota for twenty years, ever since her twin sister disappeared on the Fourth of July, when the girls should have been together. But when she receives an anonymous newspaper clipping about another missing girl, Genevieve, Tori is dragged back to the past. Just like Tori’s sister, Genevieve vanished without a trace, her empty car abandoned on a lonely lakeside road as Independence Day fireworks lit up the sky overhead.
Returning to Minnesota lake country, Tori finds Genevieve’s distraught parents desperate for answers. How could their beautiful, popular daughter be snatched so near her own home? Under pressure to make an arrest, the police have no time for Tori’s theories. Besides, they already have a suspect for Genevieve’s abductor: a local man seen flirting with her the night she disappeared.
But then the suspect is found dead in his isolated cabin, days before another girl’s body is discovered bound and strangled in the trunk of her car, two strange dots on her back. The bloodstains surrounding her body belong to the one man Tori thought she could trust. Reeling, Tori knows the closer she gets to the truth, the more her own life is at risk. But can she catch this killer before it’s too late for Genevieve?
An absolutely addictive mystery thriller that will have you turning the pages late into the night. Perfect for fans of Kendra Elliot, Robert Dugoni and Tess Gerritsen.
Read what everyone’s saying about Silenced Girls:
“Wow!... This book was totally impossible to put down! One of the very best books I’ve read lately! I highly recommend!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“This book had me from page one! The suspense was so palpable and I found myself unable to go to bed… I just had to try and read it to the end… Suspenseful thriller! A must-read!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“This book will keep you up all night!... I found myself getting so wrapped up in the characters and their lives… Silenced Girls will keep you up late and turning those pages till early dawn… leaves you guessing all the way to the very end!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Amazing… grabs your attention from the first page and keeps you turning pages well into the night... Loaded with suspense, plot twists, a touch of romance and a strong, yet vulnerable protagonist, this book has everything you need… I can’t wait to read more of Tori Hunter!” Tropical Delusions, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I was hooked into the book from the start!… so many twists and turns… completely unputdownable and I couldn't wait to see what the ending was going to be!… a fast-paced thriller that will keep you awake at night—completely worth five stars!” Tropical Girl Reads Books, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“You'll never know what hit you! Loved the characters… So many twists and turns! Loved it!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“OUTSTANDING… great read. Multiple twists which keep you turning pages… I have read all of Stelljes' books and this is at the top of the list!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Not a bad book, kept you interested and wondering who did it.
Addictive! Will have you reading till the early hours because you are so engaged in the characters and the unpredictability of the plot! And the ending....just when you think you’ve got it ...BAM, never saw THAT coming!!Bravo, Roger Stelljes...you are a masterful storyteller!
A thrilling mystery
When I was first given the opportunity to read Silenced Girls, I was unable to commit to reading it, which I was disappointed about. Everything about this book appealed to me, I mean just look at the cover for one thing! But as fate would have it, the stars ended up aligning and here I am now sharing this review on its publication day!
The Silenced Girls follows FBI agent Tori Hunter as she returns to her home town of Manchester Minnesota, after being estranged from there for the last twenty years. She has been lured back to investigate the disappearance of a woman, but with it, comes painful memories of her past that are brought back up to the surface.
I really liked the character of Tori Hunter and learning about her background, which involved the disappearance of her twin sister 20 years ago and how the case she is working on becomes entwined with that. She is complex and has a lot of layers to her, which I look forward to being peeled back in future books.
I enjoyed Roger Stelljes writing which is very engaging and he has executed this story very well. The only thing I did find was that it could have been a bit shorter, but in the grand scheme of things, this did not take away from the strength of the story, its characters or the enjoyment of the book for me.
Silenced Girls is such a good start to a new series and is a real page turner. It is a gripping mystery that is fraught with tension and suspense and with some twists and turns thrown in along the way, makes this an entertaining and enjoyable read.