25 September 2012

Margaret Daley's Shattered Silence Reviewed by Marian Baay


Shattered Silence by Margaret Daley
Shattered Silence 
by Margaret Daley
The Men of the Texas Rangers #2
Abingdon Press, 2012

Reviewed by Marian Baay
5 stars~*****

Durango is a nice town in Texas. Police Detective Liliana Rodriguez has lived in Durango all her life and she knows most of the residents. She loves her job and her family. There's not much time for other things in her life--surely no place for a love life.
Liliana's partner is going on vacation when the new Texas Ranger arrives in Durango. 

Texas Ranger Cody Jackson has just moved to Durango, Texas. Soon after he arrived, a pregnant woman was murdered. In the week that follows more people were murdered. 
Cody and Liliana are going to work together to solve the case. While doing that they come across a gun smuggling ring. Are the smugglers responsible for the murders, or is there another killer out there?

After an abusive childhood, Liliana has built a wall around her heart. There's no place for a man in her life. Her father was an abuser and her sister is also living with an abusive husband. When she gets to know Cody better, she finds out he is different. Can she let a man into her heart and busy life?

Cody's ex-wife died a couple of months ago. His son Kyle lived with his mom and now comes to live with Cody. He's trying to be the father Kyle needs, but Kyle doesn't like to live with his father and to live in Durango. Soon Kyle will make new friends and he will have to make an important choice in making friends.

Shattered Silence is book 2 in Men of the Texas Rangers series. Although it is the second in a series the book can be read as stand-alone. 

I think Margaret Daley has written an enjoyable and exciting story full twists and turns. I kept guessing how the story would end. It was just near the end that I began to suspect the bad guy.
Nicely done, Margaret!

*Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for my review copy.*

You can buy Margaret's books at CBD, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, some on Lifeway, and other bookstores.


GIVEAWAY: Leave a comment and your email to be entered in this week's contest. Drawing will be late Saturday. Your choice of Margaret's books, choice of format*. Void where prohibited by law. *International winners only receive the book in ebook format, not as a paperback.

Second giveaway this week: Margaret is giving away a copy of Shattered Silence to one of our blog readers this week, also!


47 comments:

  1. Great review MARIAN. This was a wonderful story, Margaret is quite the writer.

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  2. Ooh that story sounds intriguing! One that I'd put on top of my 'to read' list for sure! Thanks Marian for introducing me to Margaret's books. :)

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  3. TERESA, looking forward to reading your review tomorrow!

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  4. NOELA, I hope you'll enjoy Margaret's story!

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  5. I love stories that are part of a series but can be a stand alone also
    likesmusic2@consolidated.net

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  6. I hope this story will be one you'll love also, DEBBIE!

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  7. Another great review from the pen, er, computer of MARIAN BAAY! lol This book does sound intriguing and very unusual for only a guy to be on the cover. It's a nice change, but I wish they would have slipped the heroine in the shadows or something.

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  8. I WOULD LOVE TO WIN.
    ANGELACHESNUT246@GMAIL.COM

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  9. Sounds like a good story! Lots of things to cause conflict, for sure. Thanks for the chance to win.
    twinwillowsfarm at gmail dot com

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  10. The book sounds intriguing but then all of Margaret's books are. Thanks for a chance to win a copy. I loved your review. God bless you all.

    Glenda Parker
    parker.glenda@ymail.com

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  11. I am so happy to read Margaret's books....and see that she has more longer books that keep coming out! She is an excellent writer! = )
    martha(at)lclink(dot)com

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  12. DIANA, thank you my friend! Yes, my computer makes up a lot of stories.. er ... reviews! ;)

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  13. PEGG, thanks for stopping by and reading my review. Good luck!

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  14. MARGARET, you're welcome and thank YOU for writing enjoyable stories! :)

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  15. MARTHA, good to hear that you're enjoying MARGARET's books, too!

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  16. This review makes me want to read this book. I have downloaded the first in the series, but haven't got to it yet. How does that to read pile keep growing?
    Amy C
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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  17. AMY, I hope you'll find time to read the first book soon. It's a great book!

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  18. this sounds so good, can't wait to read. thanks

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  19. Thanks for stopping by PAT! Good luck in the drawing.

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  20. I know what it is like to build a wall around your heart .After being hurt many times you do everything to protect your heart from getting broken again by someone you had grown close to .God does have a wonderful way of healing us if we let Him .Thank you for the contest love to win "From This Day Forward " would be wonderful to read please .Thank you again Blessings
    jashbk@earthlink.net

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  21. I am presently reading His Holiday Family ...have the 2 following it so will read them next! I love Margaret's books........always so inspiring!
    Please count me in the drawing.
    Thanks!
    Jackie S.

    jackie.smith[at]dishmail[dot]net

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  22. DANA, thank you for sharing this! Good luck in the drawing.

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  23. JACKIE, good to hear you are enjoying MARGARET's books - you're entered!

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  24. I would love to win this book...please enter me.Thanks...jackie_tessnair@yahoo.com

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  25. thanks for the chance to win one of Margaret's books

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  26. Enjoyed reading your review. Please add me to your giveaway would love to win one of Margaret's books.

    breathoflifebookreviews@yahoo.com

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  27. I have never read one of Margaret's books so it would be great to start with one that sounds so interesting! lcenlow@sit-co.net

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  28. JACKIE, nice to see you here! Good luck in the giveaway!

    APPLEBLOSSOM, thank you for showing an interest in Margaret's books!

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  29. REV. KIM-Isn't this a great review? Our awesome reviewer has temporarily switched occupations--right now she is sawing logs! lol Hoping for a win for you!

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  30. LCENLOW-This one does sound intriguing, doesn't it? Hope you get a copy in your hands ASAP!

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  31. Thanks for covering me, DIANA! I hope by now you are sawing logs. :)

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  32. You're welcome! Yep, I sawed some big ones! :)

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  33. Thanks for the review Marian, sounds like a series I should check out!

    Patty
    pattymh200(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  34. I loved the review of this book and I would love to win this book. Thanks for giving me the chance to do so.
    Janet E.
    von1janet@gmail.com

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  35. Sounds like a great read! I have never read any books by Margaret Daley but I would love the chance to win to see what I am missing. :)
    samanthaakuiper(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. It's always nice to discover new authors, don't you think so, SAMANTHA? Good luck in the contest!

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  37. WOW! Another chance at one of Margaret's books. Might be hard to choose one tho. This one sounds really, really good! Please enter me.
    Maxie ( mac262@me.com )

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  38. This sounds like a terrific series and definitely one that I would love to read. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Blessings,
    Jo
    azladijo(at)aol(dot)com

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  39. Then we will enter you in the contest, JO. Good luck!

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  40. Another great book by Margaret would love to win.

    Lourdes11743[at]gmail[dot]com

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  41. LOURDES, we'll enter you. Good luck!

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