Thursday, January 26, 2017

Walk Into Silence by Susan McBride

◊ Series: Jo Larsen Novel, Book #1
◊ Narrator: Christina Traister
◊ Listening Length: 10 hours and 21 minutes
◊ Program Type: Audiobook
◊ Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
◊ Version: Unabridged
◊ Publisher: Brilliance Audio
◊ Release Date: December 1, 2016
◊ Language: English
ISBN-10: 1522690034
ISBN-13: 978-1522690030


A woman vanishes from a Texas town. Did she simply run off, or is something darker at play?

When Patrick Dielman shows up at Detective Jo Larsen's desk insisting that his wife, Jenny, is missing, Jo wonders if it's a case of a bored housewife running away.
But as she digs deeper into Jenny's life, Jo learns that Dielman keeps a stranglehold on the family finances, down to the last nickel, and that Jenny's first marriage dissolved following the death of her young son. By all accounts - including her doctor's - she never recovered from the loss. Between a controlling husband, a tragic past, and a callous ex-husband, Jo can't be sure if she should suspect foul play or accept that the woman may have wanted to disappear.
For Jo, whose own demons are shadowing her every step, finding Jenny becomes more than the typical protect-and-serve.

Author Susan McBride has created a protagonist that will stay with you long after the story ends and a tale that will have you shaking your head in wonder.

Narrator Christina Traister does an excellent job bringing these unique characters to life. Her interruption of the emotions throughout the story adds depth to this thriller. Her pitch and volume add to the heart-pounding events.

The author quickly draws you in with this fast-paced mystery. The twists, turns, and surprises along the way will keep you shrouded in doubt until the end.

The characters are realistic and well-developed. Sharing the elements of one’s character’s emotional state in layers enhances the story. Just when you think you have it figured out, a new development is revealed. Blending in the protagonist’s personal issues makes for a well-balanced story.

WALK INTO SILENCE is a captivating story filled with suspense and intrigue with a touch of romance. It’s a mesmerizing beginning to a fascinating new series with characters you’ll want to know more about.

Walk Into Silence by Susan McBride, Jo Larsen Novel (Book #1), Narrated by Christina Traister, Brilliance Audio, @2016, ISBN: 978-1522690030, Unabridged, MP3 CD, Run Time: 10 Hours and 21 Minutes

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this audio book was sent to me by the publisher. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Do you enjoy thrillers that keep you guessing up until the last minute? Do you enjoy plots where authors have you going back and forth about who you think is the villain and who is the victim?


  1. I do love to be kept guessing. Sadly it doesn't happen all that often.

  2. I do enjoy thrillers that keep me guessing. I like there to be solid clues so that the ending makes sense but my goal is not to figure it out half way through.

  3. Jenny certainly had every reason to run off. Although I'd be wondering if the husband was guilty of something or not.

  4. There's something compelling, isn't there, about a case of someone who simply disappears. This one sounds fascinaating. Thanks for sharing, Mason.

  5. I dated a guy like that once. Yes, I ran.

  6. Great review dear (as always!) -


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