26 September 2012

Teresa Mathews Reviews Margaret Daley's Shattered Silence

Shattered Silence

Shattered Silence
by Margaret Daley
Abingdon Press, 2012

Reviewed by Teresa Mathews
5 Stars*****


In this second book in Margaret’s series “The Men of the Texas Rangers”, she deals with a person that is murdering illegal aliens.

Liliana Rodriguez is a smart and beautiful detective with the Durango Police Department, who is a little leery of men because of things that happened in her childhood. When she has to partner with the new handsome Texas Ranger Cody Jackson, she is not excited about it. But it seems she has no choice since her partner is on vacation and there is a killer on the loose in Durango. Liliana has more to deal with besides finding the killer who seems to be targeting illegal aliens, her own sister is in harm’s way and it seems there is nothing Liliana can do to help her. Will Cody be a help or hindrance to her, will he be the one man she can trust to help break down the barriers of fear?

Texas Ranger Cody Jackson has moved to Durango for two reasons, first to get his teenage son Kyle away from his step-father who may be involved in some disturbing goings on. Second is to help find the person responsible for shooting the last Texas Ranger in Durango, Ranger Al Garcia and forcing him into retirement. Cody is pleasantly surprised to find out Liliana is to be his partner while they are searching to find the killer of the beautiful Jane Doe. Will he be able to keep his mind on his work and not Liliana? As they are searching for the killer and more bodies start to stack up will Cody be able to protect Kyle from danger and help beautiful Liliana keep her family safe? Will he be able to survive an assassin’s attack?

Margaret has done a superb job of weaving a tale of murder, suspense, and best of all love. She also deals with physical abuse and racial prejudice. This has a storyline that goes beyond your simple murder mystery, you will find yourself drawn into the lives of the characters and it will have you steadily flipping the pages to find out what is going to happen. Thank you Margaret for this exciting read.

I was given an ARC by the author in exchange for my honest opinion.
You can buy Margaret's books at CBD, Amazon 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.


23 comments:

  1. Great review TERESA! I bet we're both looking forward to the next book. ;)

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  2. This sounds like such an exciting book! Great job, TERESA! I have a book of MARGARET'S with an alligator in the swamps on the cover, called Hidden in the Everglades, that I have been itching to get to! Only $3.82 on Kindle and so far 5 star reviews.

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  3. Thanks you MARIAN. Yes I can't wait, I love MARGARET's books, they are always so exciting I can run through them in a day or two!

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  4. DIANA I saw that one too, it looks really good. :)

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  5. I am amazed. I have not read many illegal aliens Western type books before. This seems to be very catching.I find myself, wondering what Kyle was up too? I also wonder if the first book told us about Liliana hurt past (That can scar girls from men for life) I think this not only worthy of a read but the first in the series as well.
    Jdovefamily @ Gmail Dot Com

    Blessings~Jennifer

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  6. JENNIFER..this is a MUST READ! MARGARET is a marvelous story teller and of course there is so much more in there I couldn't talk about! Just enough to tease you! :) Thanks for commenting! Good luck in the drawing!

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  7. I definitely wanted entered to win a Margaret Daley book. I love her books and they are so encouraging and uplifting.
    jrs362 at hotmail dot com

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  8. SQUIRESJ..you are entered! Good luck in the drawing!

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  9. Thank you all for visiting. Good luck in the drawing.
    Margaret

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  10. this is a cool book, thanks for letting me know about it!

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  11. LISA you are welcome. Good Luck in the drawing! :)

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  12. I would love to be entered to win! Thanks makeighleekyleigh@yahoo.com

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  13. MEGAN, you are entered! Good Luck in the drawing!

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  14. Oh, Diana, hurry and read Hidden in the Everglades.....great book....'course all of Margaret's books are great! (The Guardians, Inc. series is very good)
    Please count me in the drawing!
    Thanks!

    Jackie S.

    jackie.smith[at]dishmail[dot]net

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  15. Thanks so much for your review post. I was wondering about this book. Keep seeing it was thinking of reading. You helped me make up my mind.
    Blessings,
    Kim J.
    Breath of Life
    http://breathoflifebookreviews.blogspot.com/

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  16. Thanks for this review. I really want to win this book by Margaret Daley. It sounds so interesting and I've not read one of her books yet. Maybe this will be my lucky one. Maxie ( mac262@me.com )

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  17. REV.KIM glad I could help you decide. Good luck in the drawing. :)

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  18. MAXIE Saturday might be your lucky day! I know you will love this book. GOOD LUCK!

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  19. TERESA!!! LOVE Margaret Daly, both as a writer and a person and LOVE this review!! I'm hooked and hope I win!! :)

    Hugs,
    Julie

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  20. thanks for the chance to win Margaret's book

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  21. I would love a chance to win a copy. I love Margaret's books. God bless you all.

    Glenda Parker
    parker.glenda@ymail.com

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  22. Lovely review, TERESA! You do such a great job. Need to get my review of Margaret's book typed up, too!

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