Saturday, March 16, 2019

Review - Deadly Silence

Title:   Deadly Silence
Author:  Rebecca Zanetti
Series:  Blood Brothers #1
Genre:   Mystery/Thrillers
Publisher:   Forever
Format:  Audiobok
No. of Pages:  401
Date of Publication:  October 4, 2016
My Rating:  4 Stars

The first book in a breathtaking new romantic suspense series that will appeal to fans of New York Times bestsellers Maya Banks, Lisa Gardner, and Lisa Jackson.


Under siege. That's how Ryker Jones feels. The Lost Bastards Investigative Agency he opened up with his blood brothers has lost a client in a brutal way. The past he can't outrun is resurfacing, threatening to drag him down in the undertow. And the beautiful woman he's been trying to keep at arm's length is in danger...and he'll destroy anything and anyone to keep her safe.

Paralegal Zara Remington is in over her head. She's making risky moves at work by day and indulging in an affair with a darkly dangerous PI by night. There's a lot Ryker isn't telling her and the more she uncovers, the less she wants to know. But when all hell breaks loose, Ryker may be the only one to save her. If his past doesn't catch up to them first...

Full of twists and turns you won't see coming, DEADLY SILENCE is New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti at her suspenseful best.


Rebecca Zanetti has penned a thrilling start to a fantastic series. In this book we get to know the Jones brothers, and this story is Ryker's. He and his brothers, Heath and Denver, have started The Lost Bastards Investigative Agency. They have lost a client, and Ryker is devastated by her death. In addition, Ryker and his brothers have a tragic past that promises to never let them go. All the while, Ryker is having an affair with Zara Remington, a paralegal, and it is one with no strings. She doesn't even know where he lives.

But, things change rapidly, and Ryker must check out some of Zara's activities, which are indeed querulous, even if it means bringing her close and trusting her more than he is prepared to do. Zara has own secrets, so she as drawn as she is to Ryker, she isn't so sure she wants to fully know him, especially if it proves that his secrets could put them at cross purposes.

A simple love story this is not. Ryker is a man with many layers. His past, present and future converge at every twist. Ryker is a dangerous man, but when it comes to Zara, his alpha tendencies protect her every moment, even when they are not together. I absolutely loved this story, and even went right on and read the next two books in the Blood Brothers series. I just had to see about Heath and Denver, as well as to see what would happen to their common enemies.

This story is full of sizzling romance, great suspense and tons of action. All the while Ryker and his brothers are hunting a serial killer, they are also dealing with an incredibly dangerous part of their past. Zara may indeed be vulnerable, but boy does she show amazing strength. She is the perfect match to Ryker.

I haven't read Ms. Zanetti's Sin Brothers series, which consists of four titles, but I definitely want to as the Gray brothers make an appearance in this series. Although they indeed provide a backdrop to the Jones brothers, this series is indeed separate and I had no trouble reading it. This series continues with Lethal Lies and Twisted Truths.



Rebecca Zanetti is the author of over forty romantic suspense, dark paranormals, and contemporary romances, and her books have appeared multiple times on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists.  She lives in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest with her own Alpha hero, two kids, a couple of dogs, a crazy cat…and a huge extended family.  She believes strongly in luck, karma, and working her butt off…and she thinks one of the best things about being an author, unlike the lawyer she used to be, is that she can let the crazy out.  Upcoming series are: The Blood Brothers, The Realm Enforcers and The Scorpius Syndrome.  


Rebecca Zanetti wrote her first story when she was six – a romance between a princess and neighboring prince.  The princess fell out of her castle and the prince rescued her. A happily ever after was had by all.

This theme of romance has been carried through Rebecca’s works until present time.  While today’s heroine may have a medical degree, black belt in Karate and her own 401K, she’s still after that happy ending.  And today’s prince may have fangs and wear a black hat, but hey, a modern princess likes a guy who bites.

Rebecca attended Pepperdine University, earning a bachelor’s degree in Journalism with a Political Science emphasis.  While there she worked as the Editor-in-Chief of The Graphic newspaper, a member of the Pi Phi Sorority and an intern for President Reagan, who still gave 3-5 speeches a week, even though he was no longer president. 

After college, Rebecca worked as an art curator and a Senate aide before heading to law school, where she received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Idaho.  She married Tony Zanetti in the middle of her second year of law school and became pregnant with their first child during the third year.  She graduated law school, gave birth three weeks later, and took the Bar Exam three weeks after that.  All she remembers about the bar exam is that it was so quiet in the testing room, she thought about taking a quick nap.  But she continued on, passed the bar and became a lawyer.   She worked for a large firm, then a small firm, then the county while also teaching legal classes at her local community college.  Now she writes  romances about vampires, cowboys, and soldiers.

Growing up amid the glorious backdrops and winter wonderlands of the Pacific Northwest has given Rebecca fantastic scenery and adventures to weave into her stories.  She resides there with her husband, children and extended family who inspire her every day.  Rebecca has completed several manuscripts, winning award throughout the writing industry for her work.  She is currently writes the Scorpius Syndrome series and the Realm Enforcer series (a Dark Protector spinoff) for Kensington Publishing, and the Sin Brothers series  and the Lost Bastard Series for Grand Central Publishing.

The Coeur d’Alene Press recently published an article about Rebecca called  “A Novel to Sink Your Teeth Into.”

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