Book Review: Shattered Silence by Margaret Daley

Day three of Romantic Suspense Week!

A serial killer is targeting illegal aliens in southern Texas. Texas Ranger Cody Jackson is paired with a local police officer, Liliana Rodriguez, to investigate the murders. 

While the case brings Cody and Liliana ever closer, the tension between Americans and Mexican Americans heightens. As Cody and Liliana race to discover who is behind the murders and bring peace to the area, what they uncover isn’t what they expected. Will Cody and Liliana’s faith and love be strong enough to survive the storm of violence?

This is the second book in the Men of the Texas Rangers series. I enjoyed book 1 [my review of Saving Hope] and looked forward to this one.

Liliana and Cody are a great team trying to figure out why a bunch of people are being killed in their normally fairly quiet border town. Also featured is Cody’s son, Kyle. Kyle lived with his mom until her death a few months earlier. So Cody and Kyle are trying to build a new relationship in the midst of everything and as Cody tries to figure out his feelings for Liliana.

As with Saving Hope, Ms. Daley does a wonderful job of pulling us into the world of southern Texas, keeping us in suspense. Who would survive? [Okay – not really – I knew the hero and heroine would and it seemed like a pretty safe bet Kyle would, too, but out of the rest of characters…]

I loved Kyle’s character development along with the relationship between Liliana and Cody. There was enough suspense without being overwhelming and the secondary plot line involving Liliana’s sister helped keep me turning pages [or pushing the arrow on my Kindle anyway ;)].

I look forward to Ms. Daley’s next book as well.

Overall rating: 8 out of 10 stars

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free ecopy in exchange for my unbiased review.