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Splintered Silence

A Bone Gap Travellers Mystery, Book 1
Narrated by: Amy Landon
Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
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Among the Irish Travellers living in the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee, no one forgets and no one forgives. And as former Marine MP Brynn Callahan finds out when she returns home, it's hard to bury the past when bodies keep turning up....

After an IED explosion abruptly ends her tour of duty, Brynn arrives stateside with PTSD and her canine partner Wilco - both of them bearing the scars of battle. With a mix of affection, curiosity, and misgivings, she goes back to Bone Gap, Tennessee, and the insular culture she'd hoped to escape by enlisting in the Marine Corps.

Marginalized and wary of outsiders, the Irish Travellers keep to themselves in a secluded mountain community, maintaining an uneasy coexistence with the "settled" townspeople of McCreary. When Wilco's training as a cadaver dog leads Brynn to discover a body in the woods, the two worlds collide. Soon it's clear that and Brynn and Wilco are in danger - and they're not the only ones.

After the police identify the dead woman, Brynn is shocked to learn she has a personal connection - and everything she's been told about her past is called into question.

Forming a reluctant alliance with local sheriff Frank Pusser, Brynn must dig up secrets that not only will rattle her close-knit clan to its core, but may forever change her perception of who she is...and put her back in the line of fire.

©2018 Susan Furlong (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Published by arrangement with Kensington Publishing Corp.

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Splintered Silence was my first read/listen from author Susan Furlong. The story and characters are slowly & methodically developed, drawing the reader in. Narrator Amy Landon added greatly to the listening enjoyment with her wide variety of entertaining voices & inflections. I was given an Audible copy of this book & am voluntarily reviewing it. (RIP Marley January 20, 2014 - July 24, 2018).

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Story plot good, execution, not so much....

Would you try another book from Susan Furlong and/or Amy Landon?

I would consider it

Any additional comments?

If the author is going to tag her protagonist with a military background, she should do some more research. None of the so called "Marine MP" experience made any sense. Also, medically discharged service people are awarded disability pay depending on the specific injuries. So portraying the protagonist as penniless is a bit of an insult to how the US treats its wounded veterans. It is sad that the author put so much work into the story of the Travelers and so little into military service.

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