Shattered Silence by Marta Perry


Book Description

A woman on the run seeks sanctuary in a peaceful Pennsylvania Dutch community—and finds a protector in the most unlikely of men…

One moment Rachel Hartline is secure in her career and community. The next, she’s in the wrong place at the wrong time—watching her ex-husband commit a crime that puts her in unfathomable danger. Fear and hurt send her home to an Amish farm and the family she’s always trusted. But a private investigator is close behind—and he may be a threat to her in more ways than one…

Cold, calculating Clint Mordan isn’t convinced Rachel is as innocent in her ex-husband’s schemes as she claims, but when her ex’s enemies target Rachel, Clint is driven to keep her safe. Maybe the terror in her beautiful eyes and the target on her back aren’t an act. But as his feelings toward her deepen, Clint realizes he’s the only one who can keep Rachel alive in a game where only the killer knows the stakes.



It’s been a while since I’ve read a Marta Perry book, and I loved and enjoyed Shattered Silence just as much as her other books! This on had me biting my fingernails a bit! Rachel Hartline is trying to round up the information to make sure all ties are over and done with between she and her ex-husband. But going to his business to have a paper signed out her in the wrong place at the wrong time. But the last thing she wanted to do was get in the middle of a business crime. But thanks to a nosey private investor, she keeps being pulled into the problem, one step at a time!

I was so wrapped up in this story that I didn’t want to stop reading for anything! Rachel was such a sweet person, and didn’t deserve being the target of the PI, and whoever else was after her. Her only hope was to go visit her mom’s family, the family her husband wouldn’t let her have anything to do with. This sweet Amish family took her in and lived on her, giving her the love and strength she needed. But circumstances happened that proved this wasn’t to be. But who could be after Rachel?

I love this cast of characters created by Marta Perry! They were believable, some were loveable, some not, just as real life. And each played their parts so well as this horrific story unfolds on this journey with Rachel and PI Clint Mordan. As circumstances brings these characters through the twists and turns, Ms. Perry weaves it all together, revealing the good guys and the bad, taking us to an ending that will shatter your mind. This is an awesome read folks! If you are looking for a good clean, suspenseful read to enjoy, this is your read! And check out the other books in this series!


I received this book from TLC Tours to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.



I realized I wanted to be a writer at age eight, when I read my first Nancy Drew novel, The Secret of the Old Clock. Most little girl reach the end of that book wanting to be Nancy. I wanted to be the person who created the story!
The dream lay hidden for years while I became a teacher, married, had children…all the usual things. But eventually it re-surfaced, and I began to write, beginning with short children’s stories for Sunday school take-home papers. It seemed a long time until that first acceptance, but eventually I began to sell. After some three hundred published short stories, I finally found the courage to work on the novel I’d always wanted to write.
Sixty-some published novels later, I still feel the same excitement every time I begin a new book–a mix of not believing I can do it combined with an overwhelming urge to see the story on the page.
A lifetime spent in rural Pennsylvania and my own Pennsylvania Dutch roots eventually led me to the books I’m writing now about the Amish. The Pleasant Valley Amish series from Berkley Books are longer, more complex emotional stories with Amish main characters, while my forthcoming HQN suspense novels are more adventure-filled books set in Pennsylvania Dutch country. I’m also writing a Love Inspired series about the Amish, The Brides of Lost Creek.
When I’m not writing, I’m busy with church activities, traveling, and spending time with my three children and six beautiful grandchildren.

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