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A Deathly Silence–horrific crime

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A Deathly Silence

by Jane Isaac

A Deathly SilenceDetective Chief Inspector Helen Lavery has been recuperating from work related injuries when she gets called back by the horrific death of a young woman. Helen, a widow and the mother of two boys, was fast-tracked into her current position and leads a team of investigators in Jane Isaac’s A Deathly Silence which is a police procedural on steroids.

This mystery details the dangerous investigation that leads Helen and her team to examine evidence, interview suspects and witnesses multiple times, attend autopsies, engage in stake-outs, create timelines, and gather to brainstorm theories. The clues become even more muddled as a leak appears and Helen and her team wonder who they can trust. One death seems to lead to more, and even the gang that previously sidelined Helen comes under suspicion. A Deathly Silence is a top-notch mystery and police procedural. Helen is a likable main character, but the plot is the show stopper in this book that will set you up to want to read more in this series. The murder is a surprise as is the motive.

I would like to extend my thanks to and to Legend Press for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: 5/5

Category: Mystery, General Fiction (Adult)

Notes: As #3 in the the DCI Helen Lavery Novel Series, this book can most definitely work as a standalone; I was not aware it was part of a series until I prepared to write this review.

Publication:   October 15, 2019—Legend Press

Memorable Lines:

He was in a tailspin, a swirling vortex of emotions, his heart fighting to burst out of his chest.

Teamwork existed on trust and the very idea that one of her people had betrayed that trust was like a fishbone lodged in the back of her throat.

There were always more casualties than the dead in a murder investigation.


  1. Mama Duck says:

    That fishbone line was vivid! Another very good book review.📚

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  2. I will have to look for it, a good review.

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  3. Sounds like a great murder mystery!

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  4. carhicks says:

    Wonderful review Linda. This is not your typical read, but I am glad you enjoyed it. It sounds very well written and with lines like those, I am adding it.

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  5. I’ve heard good things about this series, so your review has me wanting to check it out. I know this isn’t your usual type of read, so those five stars mean this must be fantastic!

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