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Title: Fear The Silence
Robert Byrndza
Publisher: Raven Street Publishing


“Do you believe Will took his own life?”

The question echoed off the white tiles in the hospital’s cold, cavernous morgue, and I studied my husband in peaceful repose. I leaned down and put my forehead against his. Silent tears ran down my cheeks. They felt hot, and he felt so cold. It was five days since his death, and my grief felt heavy, like a vast, dark mass pushing down on me.

When Maggie’s husband, Will, is shot dead in their London home, she thinks he is the victim of a burglary until the police tell her the shocking news that Will was the one who pulled the trigger.

Maggie is consumed with grief and questions. Will wasn’t suicidal and had so much to live for.

After the funeral, Maggie travels to their holiday home on a small Croatian island to escape London. She finds a disturbing letter written by Will, containing clues to a dark secret.

As Maggie puts the pieces together, she discovers Will’s death is connected to someone from his past… Someone who will go to extreme lengths to keep Maggie silent.

Three can keep a secret… If two of them are dead.

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My review:

Fear The Silence is Robert Bryndza’s first standalone novel, and it captivated me from start to finish. Having previously enjoyed his crime/thriller series featuring Erika Foster and Kate Marshall, I eagerly delved into this new standalone release, curious to see if it would live up to my high expectations. I’m thrilled to report that it does, and then some!

In Fear The Silence, we are introduced to Maggie, a compelling protagonist whose world is shattered when her husband Will is found dead, an apparent victim of suicide. As Maggie collects his last few possessions at their holiday home in Croatia, she stumbles upon a letter that casts doubt on the circumstances surrounding Will’s death. Suddenly, her grief-stricken journey takes a dark and treacherous turn.

Robert Bryndza masterfully weaves a web of tension, with a sense of lurking danger brimming beneath the surface. The Croatian island setting, a character in its own right, heightens the suspense, and there are some moments that feel incredibly suffocating – you’ll know which when you read it!

While Fear The Silence requires a bit more suspension of disbelief compared to Bryndza’s police procedural series, it remains incredibly addictive and engrossing. I found myself racing through the pages, anticipating the unexpected twists and surprises that I have come to expect from Robert Bryndza.

Robert Bryndza’s venture into standalone thrillers proves to be a resounding success – with these compelling characters, relentless suspense, and a mesmerizing setting, Fear the Silence delivers on all fronts. If you’re in search of a fast-paced, intricately plotted novel with a truly atmospheric backdrop, then this is an absolute must-read. I would recommend it to anyone seeking a gripping and twisty read that will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout.

My rating: 4/5

Many thanks to Raven Street Publishing for providing a copy of this book on which I chose to write an honest review.


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