Tuesday, February 11, 2014

{Review} Silent Graves by Carolyn Arnold

*Received a free copy in exchange for an honest review

Thirty missing women in the period of six years. Now another has been abducted. One officer was right all along. Prince William County, Virginia has a serial killer preying on women. With the recent abduction, the FBI is called in and Brandon Fisher's team gets the assignment. There is more to it than just one missing woman—this dates back decades. They delve into the past cases, hoping it will shed light on the investigation, but with the discovery of a body and the report of another missing woman, their efforts are further intensified. They begin narrowing in on the cases from the last six years. What they find are heinous acts that rival what they witnessed in Salt Lick, Kentucky. They must stop a killer who plays out his twisted game of rape and torture—and they need to do so fast if there's going to be anyone left to save.

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My Review

I love a good thriller. Especially a cop thriller that takes me through the minds of the crazy psycho path that is being hunted by the FBI. I know I am twisted, but I accept that. In Silent Graves we are on another case with young FBI agent Brandon Fisher and his experienced team. Now they are on the hunt for a man that is abducting and killing women. As they look into the case they realize that this goes back further than any of them could have ever imagined. And when more women get taken they know that they have to find him before more women lose their lives. 

Brandon is still on probation and is reminded of it every day. He tries to find ways to prove that he deserves to be on the team as much as anybody, but the question is who is he really trying to prove it to, Jack or himself? His first case has left him scarred and he carries the memories of the Salt Lick case with him where ever he goes. Although he carries a lot more than dead bodies from his first case. Now he carries the baggage of a maybe so relationship with one of his teammates. But this case is just going to add to his haunting.

In Silent Graves not only do you get to see inside the minds of the FBI, with Brandon's POV, but you get to see inside the mind of the killer. And a sick and twisted killer he is. I love the way that Carolyn Arnold gives us both POV's simultaneously. While the FBI slowly unravels the unsub and what makes him tick you get to see it all first hand and can fully testify that they are on the right track. But even though you can see inside the mind of the killer, you have no idea who he is. Carolyn Arnold does a marvelous job of slowly unraveling the story bit by bit, crumb by painstaking crumb, never revealing too much. 

The case of Silent Graves was a little slow at first. It seemed like it took me a little longer to get hooked into this story. But once I did the story moved along quickly and swept me away. Silent Graves was definitely a great way to escape the world and have some excitement. Silent Graves will take you on a thrill ride that is as good as any crime show. It will have you hooked to the characters and their quirky dynamics, the creepy case and the thrill of the chase. 


  1. This sounds like something I may have to get my hands on. I love twistedness!!! ;) Great review Danielle.

    1. This is a good series Lou! You should really read Eleven, it's book 1 in the series. That one is extra twisted!!! :) Thanks :)