Sunday, 9 October 2016

Book Review of Don’t Speak

About the book

Ambitious, twenty-something FBI Special Agent Jade Harrington cuts her vacation short to investigate the murder of a conservative radio personality only to discover that he may be the victim of a serial killer. Whitney Fairchild, the elegant and charismatic Democratic senator from Missouri, campaigns in a cutthroat race for president of the United States. Cole Brennan, the most popular conservative talk-show host in the nation, battles nightly to save his country and help the incumbent Republican president maintain his ‘inner conservative’ to win re-election.

The lives of Jade, Whitney, Cole, and the killer—who has an agenda of his own—are on a collision course. That course will not just impact them each in ways they could never have foreseen, but also the future of the United States of America. Amidst a backdrop of contemporary power politics driven by the influence of talk radio and social media, DON’T SPEAK thrills even as it explores many of the complex issues facing Americans today.

My Review:

Don’t Speak kept me totally engrossed in the story, with the anticipation of what would happen next. Jade the protagonist of the story in entitled with the a job of nabbing a serial killer who is responsible for killing radio talk show hosts at will.

The murders take place when America is searching for its new presidential candidate. Mystery piles up with every page as of why and who is behind the killings. The killer leaves absolutely no clues and amidst all the tension sends a mail to Jade about what he feels about the conservative talk show and who will be his next target.

Jade follows the lead and fails in the endeavor.

I loved the way author was able to put some humor in the story, where Whitney plans a quiet and romantic dinner with her husband, when people spot her and wanted to take a photograph with the lady who is running for the Democratic nomination for the president of the USA. Whitney sighs “So much for a quiet, romantic dinner alone.”

 Another instance that I liked is when Cole Brennan another candidate confronts his eight year old daughter Kaitlin who says him that he only likes people who are rich and people who are like him. Cole is not disturbed by what people say about him but when he sees doubt about his character on his little girl’s face for the first time.

Life is what happens to you when are busy planning something else. You may win a Presidential election but if your little kids don’t believe in you it’s a battle fought in a losing cause and when you think that you can have a romantic dinner quietly, people follow you to catch a glimpse you thinking they are having their moment of a lifetime.
The book catches all the elements of life and has given a bird’s eye view of the raw emotions of the characters who are engrossed in the jobs they are entitled to.

Do keep turning the pages to find who the serial killer is.

Great book and I had a wonderful time reading it! I am looking forward to read the sequel.

Read the official review at Online Book Club

About the author:

J. L. Brown combines her love for sports, politics, and current affairs inher writing. Two of her short stories, Justice for One and Behindthe Gates, were published in cc&d magazine in 2014.

A native of Fairfax, VA, she currently resides with her wife in Seattle, and isworking on the second book in the Jade Harrington series.

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