A Solid Mystery With A Female Lead: Silent Rain By Karin Salvalaggio

In Silent Rain, the fourth installment of Macy Greeley series, Karin Salvalaggio brings back a character from her complex and multi-layered debut novel Bone Dust White. Grace Adams comes into picture when Montana state detective Macy Greeley goes to a small college town to investigate a high profile fire turned murder. What’s the link to Grace? She turns out to be the pivotal witness needed to close the case.

Grace Adams has spent three years trying to move on—mentally, physically, emotionally—from the traumatizing events of her past. But it’s not easy when the world is morbidly curious about the crimes that shaped her childhood, when despite her changed name, people still track her down for the sensational details. Now in college in Bolton, Montana, the one person Grace has trusted with the truth about her past has betrayed her. The bestselling novelist Peter Granger wants to use Grace’s story in his next book, regardless of how desperate Grace is to keep the details to herself. And then, on Halloween night, Peter Granger’s house burns to the ground and his and his wife’s bodies are found inside.

Montana state detective Macy Greeley is sent to Bolton to handle the investigation into the fire and deaths…which soon appear to be arson and murder. It doesn’t take Macy long to realize that Grace isn’t the only one whom Peter Granger has betrayed, and there are no shortage of others in town who took issue with him and his wife. What at first looked like a straightforward investigation is poised to expose some of Bolton’s darkest secrets, and the fallout may put more than one life in danger.

Macy Greeley is now a mature series with a dependable and well-developed female lead…this is a great series dealing with crimes in small town settings.

Macy is a character with a troubled past, and lots of baggage. However, she is good at her job and she loves the its demanding nature. Along with intriguing plots, readers will enjoy the sub-stories about this strong female lead and how she balances her professional and personal life.

We highly recommend this book to those looking for mysteries with a female lead, suspenseful plots and small-town setting.

Our Rating: 3.5

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