Reading Wednesday | Dead Silence

Dead Silence is book two in Susan Sleeman’s latest series, The Truth Seekers. It follows forensic anthropologist Kelsey Moore and DEA agent Devon Dunbar in their race to discover who tried to kidnap Kelsey’s stepson before the culprits try again.

Kelsey works for the technologically advanced Veritas Center and her co-workers come to her aide when she discovers that her stepson might not be her deceased husband’s biological child. In fact, he may have bought the boy through a trafficking ring and lied to her about it for the two years they’d been married. With this new revelation, she may not be able to adopt the child she already calls her son.

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Devon stops the attempted kidnapping of Kelsey’s stepson while undercover for the DEA. His team is nearly ready to bring down a drug ring that also has a baby trafficking branch, so he cannot blow his cover. However, questions build: Was Kelsey’s stepson a victim of the cartel? Did they want him back? Devon cannot risk his investigation, but with a child’s life on the line, he determines to find the answers any way he can.

I always enjoy Susan Sleeman’s books and Dead Silence was no exception. While I found it tricky to keep track of the bad guys’ names, it didn’t slow the action. I especially like how Susan adds specific detail about the interesting careers her characters have chosen. In this book, readers get the chance to learn more about undercover work and forensic anthropology.

If you’re looking for a book to read this summer, I recommend Dead Silence. However, if you chose to read outside, be sure to wear sunscreen since it’s very easy to lose track of the time as the pages keep turning.

I received this book free from the author in order to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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