Silent Island: A completely addictive and gripping crime thriller with a nail-biting twist

· Detective Abby Pearce Book 2 · Bookouture
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Nancy Lavelle lies still on the floor. With her eyes looking towards her children’s rooms, her hands are clasped in prayer, as if the last thing she wished for was her children to be saved…


When Detective Abby Pearce is called to the Beach House, a holiday home in the most affluent part of Martha’s Vineyard, she finds five bodies. An entire family has been killed in a frenzied attack… all except one. Fifteen-year-old Karin is the only survivor. Sitting in the house, surrounded by her family, she stares into the distance and doesn’t say a word.


When Karin’s grandparents fly in to take her home, Abby’s investigation takes a shocking turn. Taking one look at the traumatised girl, they recoil—the girl curled up in a hospital bed isn’t their granddaughter. So who is she? And where is the real Karin Lavelle?


Abby fears the missing girl is in serious danger, and with local residents worried that the killer is still on the island and the press questioning her every move, she’s under pressure to solve both crimes fast. But when she uncovers a link between Thomas Lavelle’s New York office and her previous job at the NYPD, she begins to fear that these brutal murders are a sign… and that she’s next. Can she find the killer before another life is taken, or is she walking into a trap?


This fast-paced thriller is perfect for fans of Lisa Regan, Kendra Elliot and Mary Burton, but be warned—you won’t want to put it down!

What readers are saying about Silent Island:

“Wow, what a fabulously gripping novel this was!… An addictive, page-turning, unputdownable crime thriller that will have you up all night!!@oh.happy.reading, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“A nail-biter of a read!! Chilling and riveting!!!!CMash Reads, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I absolutely love this book It’s an absolute thrill ride!” NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


I couldn’t put this down… I found myself turning and turning and not wanting to stop… addictive, an excellent plot and beautifully written.” Nicki’s Book Blog, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


“An ending that will leave you stunned.” Just Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


“A real page-turner.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


“Clever, twisty and altogether spine-chilling!” NetGalley reviewer

Excellent.” @robinlovesreading, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


“This book was great! The storyline was awesome!… It was filled with intrigue and suspense.” NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Many twist and turns, it keeps you up at night turning the pages.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


It sucker punches you in the prologue and just takes off from there.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Hit the ground running and never let upKept me glued to the story right up to the last page.” Goodreads reviewer

“A fast moving, intriguing and compelling read.” NetGalley reviewer

“I loved this and couldn’t put it down!What an opening scene!The Money Whisperer


“Fast pace that will keep you guessing.” Spooky’s Maze of Books, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“I struggled to put the book down and go to bed last night.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


“A nail-biting thriller from start to finish.” @katemathisonthestory


A must-read for me.” @book.lover67


Full of twists and turns…. Absorbing.” NetGalley reviewer


Cracking story. Well worth a read.” NetGalley reviewer

20 reviews
Kirsty Whitlock
October 7, 2021
BLOG TOUR REVIEW Review for 'Silent Island' by Dana Perry. Read and reviewed via NetGalley for Dana Perry, Bookouture publishers and Bookouture anonymous Publication date 5th October 2021. This is the second book I have read by this author it is also the second book in the 'Detective Abby Pearce' series but can be read as a standalone. I have previously read 'Her Ocean Grave' (the first book in the series which I highly recommend. I was originally drawn to this book by its beautiful eye catching cover and its intriguing synopsis and title. The synopsis stated that 'This fast-paced thriller is perfect for fans of Lisa Regan, Kendra Elliot and Mary Burton, but be warned—you won’t want to put it down!.' I am a huge fan of the three authors so am looking forward to seeing if this lives up to this statement. I am also a huge fan of Dana and if this is half as good as 'Her Ocean Grave' it is sure to be a page turning read. I must admit I was also biased due to the publisher being B
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October 11, 2021
Silent Island is my first introduction to detective Abby Pearce, and it was an interesting introduction as Abby Pearce is a high-profile detective back in Martha's Vineyard struggling to stay sober after witnessing her partner be gunned down whilst working for the NYPD and her marriage fall apart. And with another big case to solve this one with strange ties to Abby and a mob boss from New York, Abby is under more pressure than ever before especially when a case of mistaken identity leads to more questions and distress for the relatives of the slain family. But with plenty of mystery, big twists and moments that had me crying out in surprise this was an engaging read and I would certainly look out for more books in this series in the future. **I was kindly provided with an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**
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Marnie Harrison
October 8, 2021
The second instalment in the Detective Abby Pearce series, Silent Island is a tense and suspenseful read that had me glued the pages working alongside Abby to solve this latest case. Set in the picturesque Martha’s Vineyard, Dana Perry has crafted another chilling and atmospheric tale that had me completely engrossed from start to finish. This case was a tough one to crack, but I enjoyed being given the run around as I was misguided and steered away from solving it until Perry was good and ready to reveal all. Full of twists and turns, this one certainly kept me on my toes and on the edge of my seat. A thrilling plot that has been perfectly executed and with a strong female protagonist at the helm, makes Silent Island a fantastic addition to this series.
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