Shattered Silence: Men of the Texas Rangers Series #2 - eBook
The Texas Rangers
The Texas Rangers are a special group of men and women
who handle all kinds of law enforcement. This book continues
a great series. It gives us a look at a problem we face today,
February 1, 2013
Powerful story full of twists and turns.
Shattered Silence is a relevant novel for people living close to the Mexican border. Though I live in Arizona, one can see the border fence at night from my front porch, so I know what it's like to wonder what those helicopters mean when a bunch fly overhead at night. A lot of stuff happens that I'm sure we only know a little bit about. Anyway, this novel is set in Texas. There is just something about those Texas Rangers that seems sexy to me (and I'm sure I'm not the only one.)
The hero in this story was intriguing and very likable. The fact that he wanted to be a good father to his teenage son gave his character some depth. The heroine was spunky, but at the same time very real and guarded because of childhood abuse. She was strong, but not in a way that seemed forced or created for the story to make her seem tough. Liliana's characterization made her feel real enough to be an actual person, even though she's fictional. I wanted her to find love and be able to trust a man knowing that all of the men in her life had been violent before she met the handsome Texas Ranger.
There were a lot of subplots through this story, but they tied together nicely. They all had to do with violence of one type or another. From a serial killer, to bullies at schools and domestic violence in her sister's family, there wasn't a slow moment in this book. One thing I noticed -- and liked -- was how the author ended a lot of scenes with a cliff-hanger. It was cool the way the author did it. Like the snake was about the strike, then a scene break happened and she went on to another person's point of view, which began in an entirely different area and/or scene of the story. It almost made me want to hum... da da da dum dum... like in the TV series, Dragnet.
If you like suspenseful romantic tales that keep you reading, and ones that have a lot of plot twists, you'll enjoy this book. It had some vivid scenes and deep emotion that held my interest. And the romance was...sigh worthy. Great story!
November 22, 2012
Great book addressing some tough issues
The author does a very good job of addressing some tough issues in the book; bullying, racism, and domestic abuse. Liliana and Cody were very well developed characters and had good chemistry. I was just about to tire of KyleÃ¢ÂÂs attitude and behavior when he began his transformation.
I enjoyed how the author spoke in first person for the villain so we knew what he was thinking. It made him even creepier. There were a lot of characters and several storylines but I didnÃ¢ÂÂt have trouble keeping up with everyone. There were plenty of suspects to chose from when trying to figure out who was the villain. The descriptions were so vivid I started to feel claustrophobic along with Liliana in the caves. This was the second book in the series and it stood on its own. I recommend it. For more info about the level of sex, violence, drugs/alcohol and language in the book see More Than a Review.com.
I received this book from net galley in exchange for an honest review.
September 7, 2012
A Serial Killer, Texas Rangers, Romance & Danger
Margaret Daley in her new book, Ã¢ÂÂShattered SilenceÃ¢ÂÂ Book Two in The Men of the Texas Rangers Series published by Abingdon Press gives us a contemporary adventure with The Texas Rangers.
From the back cover: Will faith and love be strong enough to survive the storm of violence?
A serial killer is targeting illegal aliens in southern Texas. Texas Ranger Cody Jackson is paired with a local police officer, Liliana Rodriguez, to investigate the murders.
While the case brings Cody and Liliana ever closer, the tension between Americans and Mexican Americans heightens. Fighting their attraction , Cody and Liliana race to discover who is behind the murders and bring peace to the area. What they uncover isnÃ¢ÂÂt what they expected. Will Cody and LilianaÃ¢ÂÂs faith and love be strong enough to survive the storm of violence?
A serial killer that is targeting illegal Mexicans living in Durango, Texas. Cody, a Texas Ranger and Liliana, a Durango police detective, are teaming to find this killer. They, each, are dealing with their own personal problems and it isnÃ¢ÂÂt easy for these two to work together. Now the body count begins to rise as the two teammates struggle to figure out who the killer is to stop him from killing more. I like stories that involve The Texas Rangers. It does not matter to me what time period the story takes place in just so that it involves them. There is a certain personality to this group that captures my attention. Let me say this right off, Margaret Daley does not disappoint, she knows how to ratchet up the tension so that your nerves are strung tight as you work with the officers to figure out who is killing people. Ã¢ÂÂShattered Silence is about racism, domestic abuse and single parenting. This book is a thriller as the characters are in deadly danger practically from page one. On top of everything Ms. Daley manages to weave a romance into this story that just captivates you. She makes you care for all the characters and their journey. This is also just plain fun and exciting as well. DonÃ¢ÂÂt start this book late at night because it will cost you sleep. I look forward to the next book in the series.
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September 10, 2012