Sunday, April 10, 2022

BLOG TOUR - Her Silent Prayer


“Help!” she screams, kicking as hard as she can against the closet door. But it’s nailed shut, and nobody can hear her. She drops to her knees and curls into a ball like she did as a little girl, praying someone will find her before it is too late…

When the body of single mother Melissa Rollins is found trapped inside a bedroom closet in her immaculate suburban home, Detective Jo Fournier races to the scene. The small town of Greenfern is sweltering in a heatwave, and Jo is horrified to find that Melissa’s heating was turned up to the max whilst she died of thirst. Who would kill a devoted mother in such a cruel way?

Searching the house for clues, Jo’s team discovers that the front door was locked from the inside. And with no sign of a break-in, they realise the killer must be someone Melissa knew. But everyone in the frame has an alibi…

As she delves deeper into the case, Jo uncovers a link between Melissa and a recent cold case: another single mother who was tied up and brutally murdered. Someone is on a mission to kill local mothers, and Jo knows they will claim their next victim soon.

But as temperatures continue to rise and the team works around the clock to stop a twisted killer, someone from Jo’s past catches up with her. They’re watching her family’s every move, and they will stop at nothing to get revenge… Can Jo save the people she loves and catch the killer before it’s too late?

From USA Today bestseller M.M. Chouinard, Her Silent Prayer is a completely addictive serial killer thriller that will not let you go until you turn the last heart-thumping page! Perfect for fans of Lisa Regan, Melinda Leigh and Gregg Olsen.

Title:   Her Silent Prayer
Author:  M.M. Chouinard 
Series:  Detective Jo Fournier #5
Publisher:  Bookouture 
Genre:  Mystery & Thrillers   
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:   392
Date of Publication:   April 7, 2022
My Rating:   5 Stars 

Detective Jo Fournier really has her hands full with her current case. A mother is killed under brutal circumstances and one of the clues that Jo discovers is that by the way the house was found locked that the victim might have known the killer. Furthermore, the deeper investigation goes, Jo is able to make a connection to a previous cold case with a murder of another mother. Meanwhile, Joe is dealing with a personal situation involving her sister Sophie and their strained relationship.

In fact, as things start to evolve, it appears that the very killer that they are looking for may have a revenge plot against her family and Jo is trying to tie everything together before another victim is found or anyone in her family is hurt. While all of this is going on, readers are given privy to the killer‘s perspective. In fact, the killer’s identity is made clear early on. Will Jo and her team be able to assess all of the clues in front of them to find this killer swiftly? 

One thing this book reminded me of was the television series Dexter. That criminal mastermind had a reason behind his killings and that similarity is something that slowly becomes evident in this exciting book. In fact, what we have is an ingenious murderer who will stop at nothing while trying to meet their objectives.

Her Silent Prayer is an excellent installment in a thrilling series. Jo is a fabulous detective and a relatable protagonist. I have loved the previous four books in this series and I am very much looking forward to continuing with the next book. 

Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.

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M.M. Chouinard is the author of the Detective Jo Fournier mystery thrillers, and the standalone mystery thriller The Vacation. Her first fiction story was published in her local paper when she was eight, and she fell in love with Agatha Christie novels not long after. While pursuing a Ph.D in psychology and helping to found the first U.S. research university of the new millenium, the stories kept rattling around inside her skull, demanding to come out. For sanity's sake, she released them.

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