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Silent Ridge: A gripping crime thriller and mystery (Detective Megan Carpenter Book 3) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B08HL9TYZ2
- Publisher : Bookouture (December 4, 2020)
- Publication date : December 4, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 1428 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 280 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #23 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Top reviews from the United States
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“Silent Ridge” is book 3 in the Detective Megan Carpenter series, by Gregg Olsen. It stands alone quite well, so no worries if you haven’t read the other two installments. Chapter 1 begins with by briefly visiting with the antagonist and getting totally creeped out. I was hooked.
Olsen writes in the first person thru Carpenter; she’s self absorbed, to say the least. It’s so prominent that I found the personal pronoun usage distracting a few times and waffled between 3-4 stars. In this book Meg has a new partner, Ronnie, whom she sees as a younger version of herself, and sets about to mentor.
Characters and dialogue are good, not too cliche and keep the story moving along. There’s not much prose but what is there is not overly descriptive when it comes to the violent scenes. Soft expletives are used sparingly, not for dramatic effect and there’s no sexual content to speak of.
Plot and pacing are the strength of this novel - it starts with a very brief SHOCK scene that makes you want to dive in then whisks you straight away to the office for a brief intro to the partnership and a review of what happened in chapter one; hook is set. Chapter 3 starts with a very brief history of why Meg is so personally invested in this case and the sense of urgency from chapter 1 returns. A steady burn continues, driving the partners, (and readers), to
the final conflict.
A good read to escape for a few hours of psychological, murder, mystery confounding 📚
The journey takes you all over the local area ( in Washington State) of North Kitsap, , Hadlock, Port Townsend , and local area where I live . This adds to my interest as I "know" the area. I feel like I am watching a streaming in person -live video !
Gregg weaves the story and keeps you hooked by introducing activities, memories, and teasers from the 1st and 2nd book. It is a very interesting, intense and complicated story that will keep your interest until it ends. I do wish she (Megan) would try to get her emotions and relationships in a better place, but her background story in book 1 and book 2 explains how survival drove her to become WHO she is.
Do read the first 2 books in the series and you will be hooked.
Gregg is such a talented author who uses words and fire you imagination.
Gregg masterfully and absolutely grips you in the first paragraphs detailing where and how a woman’s body is found. Detective Carpenter knows the victim Monique Delmont - now Megan has to find out who and why she was murdered. Monique helped Megan in her past - could that play a part of why Monique was murdered?.... and just who did this.....why? Megan is tormented again. Megan thinks she knows who’s behind this. Could she be dead on?
Megan and partner Ronnie Marsh are on this case, including how Monique’s daughter’s murder many years ago may play into this. Yet all those years ago, are enveloped in Megan’s dark past - she’s got to walk that fine line between hiding her horrific past and using everything that she is and
can muster to find the murderer and put and end to this and them - before the murderer puts an end to Megan.
Gregg Olsen, the number one New York Times, USA Today’s, Wall St. Journal’s, Amazon’s and Goodreads best selling author, is the master of the psychological thriller and is unmatched in creating, building, weaving, and detailing a most intricate web of the most gripping, edge of your seat and best stories ever.
I highly recommend Silent Ridge and all of Gregg Olsen’s books. You’ll be jolted and hooked. Enjoy!!
Top reviews from other countries
Wonderful well written plot and story line that had me engaged from the start.
Love the well fleshed out characters and found them believable.
Great suspense and found myself second guessing every thought I had continuously.
Can't wait to read what the author brings out next.
I was provided an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher. This is my own honest voluntary review.
In this book, the beginning is quite gruesome with the discovery of a flayed body. For Megan this is personal, the victim being a person from her past, and an old photo of Megan as 'Rylee' her former identity being found at the crime scene.
This time with her new trainee officer, Ronnie, in tow, Megan starts to realise that there are advantages to being part of a team as opposed to the lone wolf approach she normally takes.
As the investigation progresses Megan becomes more and more sure that a person connected to her biological father (a serial killer) is stalking her.
There are moments of frustration in this book. Megan is constantly lying to those around her, and there are constant references to her past that are beginning to wear thin at this point in time.