Monday, April 28, 2008
NO ONE HEARD HER SCREAM....A REVIEW
This is JORDAN DANE'S debut novel and Publisher's Weekly says "Dane's smooth style, believeable characters, and intense pacing will remind readers of Lisa Jackson, Lisa Gardner, and Tami Hoag". I read all of these authors, and love them, but to me this fabulous novel ranks right up there with Linda Howard. Here's the back blurb:
Burdened by grief, she hunts a killer
They never found her sister's body, but Detective Rebecca Montgomery knows her murderer is still out there. In the five months since Danielle went missing, there have been two more brutal abductions. A savage menace stalks the women of San Antonio, and the relentless detective will do anything to find him.
And a seductive stranger shadows her every move
But her latest case - the discovery of a young woman's remains inside the wall of a burned-down theater - plunges Rebecca from her grief into a brand-new nightmare. She soon meets handsome, mysterious Diego Galvan at the crime scene, and his shadowy connections will lead to her first break in both cases. But when Rebecca submits to his considerable powers of seduction, she will leave herself vulnerable to a merciless killer...and when he attacks, no one will hear her scream.
JORDAN DANE has captured the thriller genre right by the throat, and this book doesn't let go until the last page. I read the whole thing in six hours straight. I just couldn't put it down. With the above-average portrayal of a female police officer with real issues to deal with, to the "just right" alpha male hero, the plot tears along, careening from one twist to the other. Jordan has the right mix of a steamy romance with a touch of tenderness, and a thriller action story to keep you wanting more after the book ends.
Some "wow's" for readers: Jordan's website contains fantastic photos of the real places in San Antonio she uses in the book. Her book trailer is so well-done you'll dream of having one this good for your own novel. This book has been out since March 25th, so if you can't find it in stores anymore, search HarperCollins and you'll be able to order it online.
Her next book out is No One Left To Tell - coming April 29th - that's now, so hit your favourite bookstore, and then No One Lives Forever on May 27th. There're excerpts to both books at the back of No One Heard Her Scream.
This book is exceptional, no question. It's so exciting to find a new author who's work you just can't get enough off!