I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Silent Night by C. J. Kyle
Length: 10 hours
Genres: Romantic Suspense, Thriller
Published by Avon Books Pages: 384
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Marguerite Gavin
Police Chief Tucker Ambrose hopes the stolen bicycle is just a prank, but his years as a cop in Chicago tell him different. Then a body is discovered in the middle of the woods, staged with a bible, a crucifix, and a rosary . . . and Tucker knows something dark and sinister has arrived in his town.
Miranda Harley knows exactly what's going on. In fact, she's been tracking this serial killer, hoping to gather enough evidence to convict him. Trouble is, no one will believe her, not even the sexy police chief whose heated gazes promise nights of sin. But when Miranda falls into the cross-hairs of a psychopath, Tucker must put aside his doubts and race to stop the killer from striking again.
This was my first book by this author but it won’t be the last. I really enjoyed this suspenseful thriller with a slow burning romance. Once I got started listening to it I didn’t want to stop and that doesn’t happen to often!
What I thought of this book.
Silent Night is set in a Christmas setting in a small town called Christmas. It’s Christmas all year round in this small town and they have never had anything like this happen in their happy little town. It starts out with a crime scene of a little blood and a missing teen. Then a body is found but it’s not the teen, but an adult male and there are rosary beads and a bible at the crime scene.
Chief Tucker isn’t just a small town policemen he has seen his share of violence as he use to work in Chicago. What he was not prepared for his Miranda. A newcomer to Christmas who knows way to much about what is going on and has a crazy theory about who is doing the killing.
Miranda has followed a man she believes to be the man responsible for the killings in her home town and she has a personal stake in finding stopping the killer. She comes to Christmas to get proof that the man she is following is the real killer and she has butted heads with law enforcement before so when she first meets Chief Tucker she sort of skirts around the truth a little.
There is a lot of chemistry between Chief Tucker and Miranda and then they clash a bit with the crimes that are happening. When finds out who she really is and why she is there he is angry but he is not the sort of cop who doesn’t check out every lead and now he is going to have to find a killer and keep the woman he is starting to fall for from harm.
Silent Night sucked me right into the story and held my attention to the very end. I started listening to this while I was cleaning and normally I can just stop and go about doing other things but even after I was done cleaning I was still glued to my earphones and didn’t want to quit. I did eventually have to put them down and go to bed but I picked it right back up the next day and finished this one out. I don’t normally finished an audiobook this fast so it was a great read for me.
I loved both the main characters Chief Tucker might work in a smaller town but he is no small town cop since he is from Chicago so he has seen bad before. He knows how to work a crime scene and he is good at what he does. He takes a liking to Miranda right off the bat which is something that doesn’t normally happen. The waitress tells her he must like you because the chief never shares his cornbread..or something like that it was cute..lol. Miranda doesn’t want to get involved with any type of law enforcement as she doesn’t trust them, but something about Tucker keeps drawing her in. Miranda is determined to come and prove a man a killer and she isn’t going to let Tucker get in the way. They make a great couple.
If you like romantic suspense then I highly recommend you try this one out because I really enjoyed it and look forward to trying something else from this author.
Marguerite Gavin is one of my favorite narrators and she does a pretty good job with male voices. She did a great job with this novel!