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“We couldn’t put Cold Silence down until we’d discovered the truth about the murderer—and found out what happened between Shane and Yael, whose slow-burn romance is a great addition to the novel’s nonstop suspense, action, and creepiness. If you like intense reads, pick up Cold Silence.” —Apple Books Review.
A determined FBI agent hunts a sadistic serial killer in this “steamy” (Kirkus Review) Romantic Thriller with a “masterful plot” (The BookLife Prize) by New York Times bestselling author Toni Anderson.
A bloody game of cat and mouse…with a serial killer who makes it personal…
FBI Hostage Rescue Team member Shane Livingstone is frustrated when an injury sidelines him during an operation to catch a sadistic killer. A killer who auctions off vicious ways to torture his victims and screens the events for money on the dark web. When a teammate dies during the op, a devastated Shane vows to track down the monster responsible—but to do so he’ll need access to specialized skills he doesn’t possess.
As a white-hat hacker at Alex Parker’s security firm, Yael Brooks knows how to track predators through the darkest recesses of cyberspace. She can’t say no to Shane’s request…even though she fears her own secrets may put her at risk.
Shane and Yael must work together as a team if they hope to stop this psychopath. As they begin to grow closer, Shane demands Yael’s complete trust, but trust is the one thing Yael is reluctant to give. As the chase intensifies and more people die, it becomes obvious that the killer knows exactly who Yael is and plans to make both her and Shane pay the ultimate price for getting in his way.
COLD SILENCE is a finalist in the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense, Long Category, and was shortlisted for The Jackie Collins Award for Romantic Thrillers in the Romantic Novel Awards.
All the books can be read as standalone novels. Hot romantic stories with thrilling plots and guaranteed happily ever afters, they do contain strong language and sexy times. For fans of A.J. Rivers, L.T. Ryan, Janie Crouch, L.T. Vargus and Debra Webb.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
In this fast-paced romantic thriller, an FBI agent plays cat and mouse with a serial killer. Hostage Rescue Team member Shane Livingstone has been injured in the field at the worst possible moment, just as a sadistic murderer is on the loose. The killer’s using the dark web to orchestrate his crimes, so Shane is forced to partner with hacker Yael Brooks to take this psychopath down. The wild secrets that are uncovered by Shane and Yael’s investigation kept us hooked. We couldn’t put Cold Silence down until we’d discovered the truth about the murderer—and found out what happened between Shane and Yael, whose slow-burn romance is a great addition to the novel’s nonstop suspense, action, and creepiness. If you like intense reads, pick up Cold Silence.
Anderson expertly weaves dangerous criminal investigation with the giddy feeling of finding love in the edge-of-your-seat romantic thriller that launches her Cold Justice—Most Wanted series, a spin-off of her Cold Justice series. Life has been anything but kind to Yasmine Abbott. Plagued by survivor's guilt after her parents were murdered, she's spent the last 15 years burying her past, reinventing herself as "Yael Brooks" and seizing a second chance as a white-hat hacker with security firm Cramer, Parker & Gray. FBI Special Agent Shane Livingstone reels after being sidelined from duty by an injury sustained while tracking the sadistic serial killer responsible for the death of his best friend and teammate. The criminal goes by "Evi1Geni-us" on the dark web, and is playing a game of cat and mouse with authorities by leaving a trail of body parts. To catch him, Shane will need Yael's hacking skills. High stakes, grief, and the need for justice draw Shane and Yael together, igniting a romance—but time is of the essence as Evi1Geni-us draws closer. Anderson expertly builds suspense and balances the action with genuine emotion. This twisty tale will have readers hooked. (Self-published)
Another Great Toni Anderson Thriller!
COLD SILENCE It is the first book in Toni Anderson’s new series Cold Justice – Most Wanted. This
book is By far her most riveting hunt to find a prolific serial killer.
The killer is earning money on the dark web as his audience pays to watch him and determine which of his methods he will use to kill young women.The multifaceted FBI task force which includes HRT and Alec Parker’s cybersecurity team has their work cut out!
The unsub is computer savvy and is able to set up the FBI and to identify a couple of the FBI task force members. The task force utilizes all sections of the FBI to end this reign of terror!
The storyline is filled unexpected twists and romance. Who is the serial hunter really hunting? And why?
"I voluntarily reviewed an advance copy of this book”
Great start to new series
This book was a good start to a new series which also included some favorite characters from some other books. The story was really intense (in a good way) from the beginning. It really kept my interest from the first page. The main characters Shane and Yael were both really likeqble.
This review is of Cold Silence by Toni Anderson. I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Let me start by saying that Toni Anderson is one of my all time favorite authors and she hasn’t disappointed me with Cold Silence! The characters are well developed and some are old friends from previous books. The author does an excellent job of hiding Yael‘s past and what Yael thinks is her terrible secret. She has spent her life hiding. As a computer expert, she is the perfect one to go after the monster killing people online because she knows where the hiding places are. And she doesn’t trust anyone. Shane is out for blood. That monster killed his best friend and Shane is going to set things right.
Add these two intense people to the hunt that covers the US and you end up with a breathless story that keeps you on the edge of your seat! And Toni’s description of a snow storm shows she has lived through more than one of those! I got cold just reading it.
If you are looking for a fast paced story with strong characters and amazing descriptions, then Cold Silence is for you! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did and then go read more of Toni Anderson’s books!