This was a quick and entertaining read. It, like most great “summer reads”, involves some suspension of belief. Novak gives her readers a hook into her series with steam scenes, sexy characters, and a plot that is full of intrigue, mystery and suspense. I appreciated that the book has its own conclusion while still tying into the next book in the series. The reader gets closure with the current characters and can decide if and when they want to try reading the next book(s) in the series.
Dead Silence tells the story of a gossiping small town still trying to find out what happened to the beloved Reverend, who disappeared or was killed, years previous. One family, the Montgomery’s, are the only ones who know the truth about what happened one dark night and held by the town with the most suspicion. Dead Silence introduces us to Grace, a District Attorney and a Montgomery, and Kennedy, a widower and currently running for town mayor. Will the past, and its truth, ruin their inescapable attraction or will Grace’s enemies find out the truth and ruin them both?