Monday, December 12, 2016

Review: Walk Into Silence (Detective Jo Larsen #1) by Susan McBride

Blurb from Goodreads:
A woman vanishes from a Texas town. Did she simply run off, or is something darker at play?

When Patrick Dielman shows up at Detective Jo Larsen’s desk insisting that his wife, Jenny, is missing, Jo wonders if it’s a case of a bored housewife running away.

But as she digs deeper into Jenny’s life, Jo learns that Dielman keeps a stranglehold on the family finances, down to the last nickel, and that Jenny’s first marriage dissolved following the death of her young son. By all accounts—including her doctor’s—she never recovered from the loss. Between a controlling husband, a tragic past, and a callous ex-husband, Jo can’t be sure if she should suspect foul play or accept that the woman may have wanted to disappear.

For Jo, whose own demons are shadowing her every step, finding Jenny becomes more than the typical protect-and-serve.
My Review:
I love Susan McBride!  Her Debutante Dropout series is one of my favorite cozy mystery series so I was excited to dive into this one, which is infinitely darker and much more procedural.  One thing Susan McBride excels at is writing complex, strong and surprising heroines.  Walk Into Silence is no exception with the introduction of Detective Jo Larsen. Despite having a seriously messed up childhood, Jo is dogged and determined in her pursuit of justice in this book - she scared me a bit with how cavalier she was toward her own well being in trying to solve the case in this book.  But this was definitely a great start to this new series and I look forward to more books and more Jo.  We are just getting to know her.

Walk Into Silence came out earlier this month and you can purchase HERE. I definitely recommend this one if you like kick-ass heroines and/or police procedurals.  The second book, Walk a Crooked Line, will be released in 2018!
Jo's growing up had been more Kafka than Capra. She wondered if Hank had a inkling of how much of her life she kept bottled up. If he did have questions, he didn't ask them not often, anyway. 


  1. I'm glad to see you liked this one! You put it on my radar awhile ago, and then I was so excited it was part of the Amazon Prime first to read books last month! Can't wait to read it!

  2. Oh I need to get this book! I'm adding it to my TBR right now. It sounds amazing plus I'm loving detective/crime novels a lot. Lovely review!
    Genesis @ Latte Nights Reviews

  3. I'm so glad you liked this one lovely! A cozy mystery and suspense are just what I need right now!!♡♡ awesome review@!♡

  4. Oh I don't know this author at all. I will have to check this out and her cozy series. Great review!

  5. Where have I been that I've never heard of Susan McBride? I'm not usually a fan of cozy mysteries but this one does sound pretty good.

  6. One thing you have to admire is complex characters, and I always stick to authors like glue who can write them so well. Glad you liked this one.

  7. Never heard of this one, but it looks decent! Thanks for this review. :)

  8. I do love police procedurals but I'm not keen on a woman who puts herself unnecessarily in dangerous situations. I'll definitely check this one out, though. The 2nd book releases in 2018?! That's a long wait, but not like we don't have a million other books to occupy us until then, lol. Fab review, Eva! :)


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