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  • ASIN: ‎ B0CJLT7G9C
  • Publisher: ‎ Brenham Publishing (21 Sept. 2023)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • Print length: ‎ 284 pages
  • Genre: International Mystery & Crime

The BookViral Review:

A cleverly structured, tense and involving crime thriller underpinned by an intelligent narrative Every Silent Thing is one of those novels that promises much from its opening page and doesn’t fail in the delivery. 

Brenham writes with the authoritative voice of his experience as a Texas law enforcement officer for over twenty years and it’s to his credit that his plot stands in contrast to many of today’s thrillers which often seem simple-minded and lacking in genuine depth.

With an enticing plot structure, readers who are fans of intelligent characters will be in their element with the highly likeable Claire Deveraux being perfectly pitched as Brenham’s protagonist. A quiet, defiant character who despite being deaf all but bounces off the page with authenticity whilst a fine ensemble of supporting characters is sharply observed too.

Novels in all genres are still generally skittish about disability in lead characters and Brenham’s willingness –and aptitude — for exploring it in Every Silent Thing is wholly refreshing. Claire’s disability quickly kicks in under your radar to become enmeshed in the fabric of Brenham’s narrative and it’s this that makes you care deeply for her. Brenham doesn’t stoop to cheap psychoanalysis and must be commended for creating a character who is simply extraordinary as a woman.

With Claire finding herself hunted by an unremorseful hitman and torn by her devotion to her siblings what’s intriguing about Every Silent Thing is that instead of pumping up the plot with recycled manufactured thrills Brenham goes for something a little more profound when Claire finds herself in an almost insoluble dilemma. Torn between mother and siblings and forced to rely on the man intent on killing her to save the day.

On this level, Brenham delivers a plot that can’t be predicted, only relished. He has an aptitude for plunging into drama with charged-up scenes. Taking the reader on a bouncing high-wire act between intense violence and extraordinary moments of tenderness that catch you off-balance.

Every Silent Thing proves a highly entertaining read that leaves us with a burning desire to see what’s next for Claire Deveraux. It is unreservedly recommended.

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