Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Shattered Silence


A serial killer is targeting illegal aliens in southern Texas. Texas Ranger Cody Jackson is paired with a local police officer, Liliana Rodriguez, to investigate the murders. 
While the case brings Cody and Liliana ever closer, the tension between Americans and Mexican Americans heightens. As Cody and Liliana race to discover who is behind the murders and bring peace to the area, what they uncover isn’t what they expected. Will Cody and Liliana’s faith and love be strong enough to survive the storm of violence?

My Review:
This second in Daley's Men of the Texas Rangers series reads well as a standalone. It bears her trademark edge-of-your-seat suspense paired with the fresh perspective of a Hispanic heroine which makes for a winning combination.
Liliana is fiery, determined and fiercely loyal. A woman of strength at odds with the vulnerability she feels in the presence of Texas Ranger Cody Jackson. She's hesitant to repeat the mistakes both her mother and sister have made when it comes to men. And Cody's just as reluctant for different reasons. His rebellious teenage son requires all his attention and then some. Only time is a sparse commodity the second he hits town -- the same day of the first murder.
This is a roller coaster read full to brimming with angst and issues. Underlying themes of abuse and prejudice made this an emotional read for me. And an important one. I appreciate the author taking up the challenge of addressing the social issues of our time. The title, Shattered Silence, is aptly reflected in both themes. A memorable and thought-provoking read.

Giveaway Opportunity:
If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Shattered Silence, please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday September 30 2012. Offer open to international readers.


  1. The issue of illegal aliens is a story in itself. To have a serial killer after them ups the ante. Please enter me for the giveaway.

    Linda at: desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

  2. There's a number of story threads that up the ante in Shattered Silence, Linda. It's a complex and gripping novel. Good luck!

  3. Margaret Daley's books are always good. I look forward to this one too.

  4. You've got that right, r'n'r!!! Good luck!

  5. With this issue I can expect lots of angst and tension. It sounds like very dangerous territory but fitting for a Texas ranger too. I'm glad that even though it's part of a series it can be read on it own.


  6. I am so happy to have this opportunity to win a book from Margaret Daley. I've not read any of hers. It sounds good! Worries from the past, Romance, Illegal aliens, A Texas Ranger, A serial killer, what more could you ask for in a story? Please put my name in. Maxie ( mac262(at) me(dot)com )

  7. thanks for the chance to read margaret's latest novel, kav

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  8. You're right about the angst, Na! But it's a great read.

    Ooooh, Maxie, Margaret Daley is a fantastic and very prolific author. You're in store for something wonderful!

    'welcome, Karen.

    Good luck everyone!

  9. Shattered Silence sounds very exciting, I love a suspense filled story with some romance. Please include me!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  10. It's always hard to find a good suspense book! I would love to have a chance to win!

  11. Read Margaret's "Saving Hope" and have this one on my wish list. Can't wait to read about another Texas Ranger. Thanks for the opportunity to enter giveaway.

    misskallie2000 at yahood dot com