The author sent me an ARC of this book (mobi format) in exchange for an honest review (member of Rosie’s Book Review Team).
My rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ (five stars)
Some things in life defy comprehension, but that doesn’t make them any less real. Or deadly.
When a familiar crow drops a cryptic scroll at Shawnee Daniels’ feet, she’s compelled to open it, even though everything in her power warns her not to. Mr. Mayhem—the most prolific serial killer the North Shore has ever known—claims her life is in danger. He “claims” he wants to help her, but just last year he threatened to murder everyone she loves.
While Mayhem taunts her with oddly-placed feathers, like The Creator left at his crime scenes, an interstate killing spree rocks Massachusetts and New Hampshire. A madman is decapitating men and women, dumping their headless corpses on two area beaches. But what Shawnee soon uncovers shatters all she’s ever known, her memories shredded, the whispers of the past in shambles on the ground.
Can she find the strength to move forward, or will the truth destroy her?
|Genre(s):||> Women Sleuths (Kindle Store)
> Suspense (Kindle Store)
> Women Sleuths (Books)
|Series:||The Mayhem Series, #3|
Such an amazing bird. He possessed more skills than any other member of his murder, though he would never insult the others by telling them so.
Mayhem climbed down the rungs, and Poe resettled on his perch – aka Mayhem’s shoulder. In the distance, a woman begged for her life. Shame she must die, but the world needed to feel every tear, every atrocity, every obliterated dream.
This book re-introduces you to Shawnee Daniels, still her stubborn self – perhaps even more than before – not helpful with a serial killer close by.
With “Silent Mayhem”, Sue Coletta has once again created an incredibly chilling thriller with a stubborn young woman stalked by a serial killer who claims he wants to help her. It is a very compelling read, inevitably drawing you in as the story proceeds. Sue Coletta paints a clear picture of the main characters’ mindsets – making the readers acquainted with them – while the story evolves. I was drawn rather close to Shawnee (despite her stubbornness), Levaughn, and even Mayhem. The main characters are very complex – three-dimensional, believable with their flaws and virtues; sometimes too believable and intense for comfort. The story is cleverly elaborated and has a great flow. Sue Coletta’s thorough research shows; you find proof throughout the story.
This is a book for you if you like psychological suspense, thrillers with serial killers, stubborn characters, food for thought, and if you are a fan of excellently researched topics.
Highly recommended – enjoy the thrill!
|Cover||⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ (five stars)|
|Writing||⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ (five stars)|
|Plot||⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ (five stars)|
|Characters||⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ (five stars)|
|POV||First person – past tense|
|Language|| – 😳 (some mild and few medium swearwords)
|Violence||😳 – 😡 (several murders involving blood and more)|
|Sexual content|| – 😳 (some mentions without details)
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What about you? What did you think about “Silent Mayhem”? Or – if you did not yet read “Silent Mayhem – are you now interested in reading it yourself?
I am looking forward to reading your comments. 🙂