Relative Silence, by Carrie Stewart Parks, is a fast paced who done it story. It is full of action and suspense. This is a modern day story set in South Carolina on Curlew Island,which has been owned by the Boone family for four generations. The story opens with the death of Piper’s young daughter and fast forwards 15 years. Piper is visiting a friend when a shooter attacks where they are eating. Piper is saved by a stranger from out of town,whom she takes in until he heals. Tucker is forensic artist and Piper asks him to draw what her daughter would look like now. This leads her to the granddaughter of a missing neighbor. Just when they seem to be making progress, a storm comes in and the family has to flee and evil surrounds them.
The Boone family has similarities to the Kennedy family. The families are both well know, influential families with their own private estates. Each family has had more than their share of strange deaths. Piper’s younger sister dies in a freak accident, her other sister has not been seen for years, and her brother is running for office.
This is a great story that focuses on family, grief, lost and secrets. The story is well written and very detailed. The characters are well introduced and easy to follow. I totally enjoyed this story and was disappointed when it ended. The story has many twists and turns and I was not expecting it to end the way it did. I would recommend this story to anyone who enjoys who done it type stories.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Print length: 336
Publication Date: July 14, 2020
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Carrie Stuart Parks is an award–winning author for her mystery/suspense and has won numerous awards for her art as well. As an internationally known forensic artist, she and her husband, Rick, travel across the US and Canada teaching courses in forensic art to law-enforcement professionals. You can learn more about her at: http://www.carriestuartparks.com/
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