Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Silenced - A Review

A Review

The McKenna Family is in the midst of another Alaskan adventure (see Stranded) even as they prepare for Cole and Bailey's wedding.  At first it looks like a case of murder gone wrong, but then the threats continue.  With the help of two local sheriffs and Jake, a displaced Boston detective, the mystery will be solved as they follow the clues along the islands that form Alaska's southern boundary.  

Jake is difficult to understand, especially for Kayden.  She had vowed to stay away from men, yet she could not keep her eyes off Jake.  He had lost his wife and child in a terrible accident which came from his self-confidence while working his final case before leaving Boston.  Yancey, AK, was to be a place to hide - but his skills as a detective and role in the community kept pulling him to the front of the line.  God, certainly, did not want him to be a detective, yet the friends he had made in Yancey kept pulling him back into that roll.       

Relationships - Cole and Bailey, Kayden and Jake, and Reef (the prodigal son of the McKenna family) and Kirra - form the foundation of this book.  Though not all, many of the characters also bring a deep and growing relationship with God to their story.  It is this final relationship which gives this book special value to this reader.  

In addition to the relationships, I was also enjoyed the time spent climbing the mountains and hills which make up the southern islands of Alaska.  This fictional story was a fitting follow-up to the true story of Blind Descent by Brian Dickinson which I have just finished reading.  Though my health, age, and abilities would make these climbing excursions an impossibility; the sights and sounds described by the author make for intriguing reading.  

The book held this readers attention and recommended for those interested in reading a story centered the rugged terrain of the Alaskan frontier.  With a hint of romance, a strong sense of spirituality, and a great deal of adventure, the book is worth the time spent this past week reading.

This review is based on a free electronic copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review.  The opinions expressed are my own.

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