Reading Wednesday | Splintered Silence

Splintered Silence is the first book in Susan Furlong’s Bone Gap Travellers Mystery Series. It tells the story of Brynn Callahan, an ex-Marine who returns home with her three-legged cadaver dog after their medical discharge. But home is a troubled place, even more so after Wilco, her dog, discovers the remains of a murder victim.

Battling PTSD and demons that drove her into the Marines in the first place, Brynn must navigate the prejudice of both her clan and the outsiders. She fits in neither world, but she has the skills to find the answers both sides need. But will those answers be ones that will help her, too?


Splintered Silence is a gritty mystery, with tough characters and real-world problems. I liked that it didn’t sugarcoat Brynn’s struggles while showing how she faught with them and through them. Those same struggles could also be triggers for certain readers, stuggles any one of us could face.

I highly recommend reading Splintered Silence. It’s not for a reader of more delicate sensibilities, but worth the read. I didn’t want to put down.

I borrowed this book from the library. 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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