Book Review: Silent Survivor

Title: Silent Survivor

Author: Deborah Shilan

Narrator: Laura Wills Mooney



Some secrets can be deadly….

Stepping into the darkened hospital clinic, Mackenzie (Mac) Dodd hears the faint click of a revolver before spotting the barrel pressed against the young marine’s temple. Unable to stop the suicide, Mac blames herself. Encouraged by her idealistic neighbor, she posts the incident on Silent Survivor, a blog in which she encourages veterans with PTSD to share stories. When the marine’s widow reveals there may be more to her husband’s suicide, Mac begins an investigation, risking her life to expose secrets and betrayals as she uncovers the unintended consequences of covert government research.

My Review

5/5 Stars

Silent Survivor is a military fiction where our MC, Mackenzie, is a nurse returning from the Iraq war. After everything she’s seen and had happen to her, she’s desperate to get back to life as normal. To help her cope with PTSD, she writes a blog about her experiences. When soldiers begin to mysteriously die of suicide, she is brought in to investigate.

Overall, this is a thrilling listen that kept me on the edge of my seat. The characters were all very well fleshed out, making it easy to root for the MC especially.

Narrator had a good variety of voices and emotions for the different characters and emotional situations. Very easy to listen to.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

Published by Author Kayla Krantz

Proud author responsible for Dead by Morning and The Council, fascinated by the dark and macabre. Stephen King is her all time inspiration mixed in with a little bit of Eminem and some faint remnants of the works of Edgar Allen Poe. When she began writing, she started in horror but it somehow drifted into thriller. She loves the 1988 movie Heathers. She was born and raised in Michigan but traveled across the country to where she currently resides in Texas.

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