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The Weight of Silence

Nicole Foster Thriller Series, Book 2
Narrated by: Karen Peakes
Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (155 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

A heart-pounding novel of unspeakable crimes and unforgivable sins from the number one New York Times best-selling author of The Sound of Rain.

Homicide detective Nicole Foster has finally balanced an unsteady life and is anxious for a second chance. There’s no better place to start over than at the beginning - back at her childhood home on the Washington coast, where’s she raising her niece and keeping an eye on her increasingly fragile father. But Nicole’s past is never truly behind her - not when a disturbing new case stirs dark memories of the haunting investigation that shattered her career.

In the middle of the hottest August in a century, a toddler is found dead inside a parked car. Her father says he forgot her. It’s an unthinkable crime. And for Nicole, it’s made all the more unbearable by her own suffocating secrets - those shared by an old rival who has reappeared from the shadows and is pushing Nicole to the edge once again.

Now, wherever the truth lies, solving this case and avenging an unforgivable death is the most important move in Nicole’s career. But to see it through to the end, how far is she willing to go? And what is she prepared to risk this time?

©2018 Gregg Olsen (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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What goes around comes around...

I really like Gregg Olsen and have enjoyed every fictional book of his that I've ever read/listened to.
The Weight of Silence is the second book in the Nicole Foster series. I don't think it really matters if they are read in order. It's been almost two years since the first was released and I did not go back and reread it.
This is a story right out of headline news. Father goes to work and forgets infant daughter in back seat of car. Hot summer weather, interior heats up like an oven and baby's fate is sealed.
I actually saw a story like this in the news, that father was convicted of murder. Do people really believe the average person will swallow this??
The other storyline deals with Nicole. She's raising her niece as her own. Her sister murdered her own husband the child's father) along with a few others. Nicole's ultimatum was for her to disappear and give Nicole guardianship. He sister did and Nicole told the child her mother was dead. Now her sister has reappeared and wants to see her daughter. Why?
Nicole's internal struggle through out the book is palpable. Should she turn her sister in, risk prison herself and admit to her niece that she lied... or should she just kill her sister? I think the author made an excellent decision on his ending!!
Karen Peakes does an outstanding job narrating.
This book has my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATIONS!
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Taken from the headlines but with a twist

At first the story is too familiar as it was an actual case BUT it had some twists that made it different and kept you guessing.

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loved it

Great story line and series. Suspenseful and keeps your attention. Great reader, easy to listen too.

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New to this Author

This is the first book by this author I have read. My sister in law recommended it. There a few twists within the storyline. I’m going to download other books by this author. I would recommend this to mystery/thriller readers.

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The weight of silence

This is horrible, I only finished it hoping it would get better. Thank god I could play games while listening

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Boring

The writer continually stressed the love Nicky had for Emma and her dog to the point of ridiculous stupidity. The story line was weak and very predictable.
I would not recommend although the reader was very proficient.

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On the edge of my seat!

I adore Gregg Olsen’s writing! He is so descriptive and so fun to listen too. I hope one day he writes a book about an adventure with a paramedic :D

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Suspenseful and fascinating

This is less of a book and more of a visit to a world with these characters. Gregg Olsen does his usual magnificent job of bringing you in, and Karen Peakes’ performance is stellar!

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Beats you over the head....

I like the main character which is partly why I read this second book in the series. Also, I live in Washington. But really, how many times does the reader have to hear about how much Nicole loves Emma and how many times her sister was trouble? That was about half the book! Not really much of a thriller either. The narrator is great but couldn’t really rescue the DRAMA of the personal relationships. Also, personal bias, I am a registered nurse. To call a nurse’s aide a nurse is really wrong.

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Woooah Gregg Olsen Does It Again!!

I swear every time I read a Greg Olsen book, I think it's the best he's ever done. he didn't let me down with this one! poor Nicole with her tortured past! the nasty sibling battle continues in this sequel. I have to say I did not see things ending the way they did, although I was definitely pleased with the ending! I am definitely reading this one again!

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  • Melanie
  • 11-04-18

Loved it!

I loved everything about this two book series and I cannot wait to delve into your next book. Thank you!!!!