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3.5 starsFirst of all, I think it is important to note this story involves sexual crimes. It's big element of the story so if that is a topic that you try to avoid reading about, I suggest you take a pass on this book. While I wouldn't say this goes into the most graphic detail I have ever read, it still was disturbing and a lot to mentally process. I read mysteries and thrillers all the time and I would put it in the compelling but tough read category.Crime reporter Sawyer Brooks has tried to l...
A dark and gritty start to a new series by T.R. Ragan. Sawyer Brooks, a crime reporter, returns home for her grandmother's funeral. Sawyer and her family have a sad and twisted past. This book combines Sawyer's personal story, the stories of her sisters, and a series of murders in her hometown. Fast-paced, exciting, and twisted. I look forward to reading more of this series.
There was alot of emotion reading this book,firstly as loved reading all her other books this book just took along time to get into this book wasn't sure about the characters maybe as a new series plus the delicate storyline of child abuse even it didn't give you harrowing details it a subject I avoid reading.it ended up a good storyline it starts Sawyer who's a journalist becomes a crime reporter goes back to her childhood town as her grandma dies as goes to her funeral but theres unsolved murd...
You can find my full review here: https://allthebookblognamesaretaken.b...++++++++++++++Oh my goodness. What a cluster fuck this was. It was going pretty decently until the main character went home. It was really obvious which sister was part of the revenge group, and common sense and the process of elimination made it obvious who had killed the girls and was obsessed with Sawyer. Way too many subplots. Things that were intended to be red herrings, weren’t. Glad I didn’t pay for this one.
I didn't think it was possible to squeeze so much darkness into one book, but that's exactly what T.R. Ragan did with Don't Make a Sound. This book is gritty, disturbing, and chilling and I loved it so much. Don't Make a Sound is book one of the Sawyer Brooks series and it sure starts out with a bang. There are a few different mysteries and I was really intrigued by all of them. There are also other viewpoints that the synopsis doesn't mention, and I have to say they were a pleasant surprise. Th...
After reading and enjoying other books by this author, I jumped at the chance to get it as an Amazon Prime Reads selection. Now I've finished it, and I have to say it just didn't push the right buttons for me. It's heavy-handed in the focus on sexual abuse (often graphically described), psychologically damaged victims and some of the sickest characters I've ever had the displeasure to meet. It's not that it isn't well-written, I hasten to add - it was for me just too much of a bad thing.There ar...
3.5 starsLots of triggers, so beware. I waffled between 3 - 4 stars because I couldn't put this one down. Lots of plot threads. Some were wrapped up but lots hanging. I will read the 2nd book. I hope Sawyer lets Derek in, eventually. I like the gradual building of their relationship.
A dark & twisted revenge thriller & Kindle Unlimited title. The writing & narration were mediocre but I still found myself thoroughly entertained. This is book one in a new series. If you’re concerned about triggers be aware that pretty much every possible one is in this book.
Don’t Make a Sound is a gripping, suspenseful thriller following three sisters—Sawyer, Aria and Harper—who have disturbing and horrific pasts but are doing their best to cope with their trauma while attempting to live somewhat normal lives. That is until their grandmother passes away and Sawyer—a newly promoted crime investigative reporter in Sacramento—travels back home to their small town of River Rock which also has a dark, menacing history; two young girls were mysteriously murdered and one
My goodness that was dark... and awesome! I have read previous series by this author and really enjoyed them and couldn’t wait to read this. I upgraded my kindle version to audio and listened to the whole thing today, I couldn’t turn it off. These new characters are so damaged in so many ways. The 2 storylines running at the same time was really good. I am sure that they will cross over many times to come.
3.5 STARSMy luck choosing Amazon Prime First Reads free monthly book has been hit and miss, usually misses so I wasn’t overly optimistic about DON’T MAKE A SOUND by TR Ragan and was pleasantly surprised to be drawn into the story.DON’T MAKE A SOUND won’t be for everyone due to its dark, graphic writing, which didn’t bother me. As a sexual abuse survivor, I thought some aspects of Sawyer’s and her sisters’ sexual abuse felt realistic and authentic while others, like joining a vigilante group and
Surprisingly badI kept feeling like I was reading through someone's first draft of a book that would require numerous edits. Scattered, thin character development, and a lot of jumping to conclusions. I hadn't heard of this author before, so this almost assuredly "one and done" for me.
Truly TerribleI don't want to be mean but this is just about the worst book I've ever read. The mistakes are so numerous that I thought it must be a first book with no editor. I'd enumerate but I don't want to waste even one more minute on it .
Wow, this is a seriously good thriller that just keeps going and twisting and leaving you guessing to the end. Just when you think it’s all over, it kicks off again! I haven’t read any of T.R.’s books but I will be one of the first in line for the next instalment of the story of Sawyer!
Kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time! Didn't want to put it down. I will definitely be reading more by this author.
The twist were obvious for me. The ultimate killer I knew the first time that person was introduced. As far as a mystery, it was pretty basic and elementary. I also felt like I read parts if the story before. The group of woman for revenge, that storyline is very familiar, Lisa Jackson or Lisa ???.The only reason I finished was to see if I was right. I was. Disappointing. Thank goodness I only paid a total of $1.99 for audio. The narrator was good.
Sawyer goes back to her hometown to her grandmother's funeral, and back to her dark (disturbingly dark) past. Sawyer is a crime reporter, trying to tie the recent murder of a teenager to some unsolved murders years past. She has a complicated relationship with her two sisters, who both have equally dark pasts, and her parents, who seem at best neglectful and at worst psychotic. The more that's revealed about the town, the more disturbed it gets.There's also a subplot about a group of crime victi...
Holy terribly-written-dialogue, Batman!Wow, this book was...just bad—like, straight-up bad. There are so many random things going on within the lives of these incredibly underdeveloped characters. I literally laughed out loud reading this gem of dialogue from the book at what is supposed to be the height of suspense: “I’m going to rip the cloud of secrecy off this town like a kid opening a f*cking Christmas present!” Like...what? I’m just honestly so confused about how this passed through an edi...
Full review on The Moody Mama ReadsI'm blown away!! What did I just read?! This book deserves all the stars!"They were merely five women who'd had the misfortune of being wronged."-ARC received in exchange for an honest review-
This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart Review copy was received from Publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Don't Make a Sound is the start of the new Sawyer Brooks series. It focuses primarily on the youngest of three sisters, Sawyer. I don't know what I expected, but I didn't expect her to be a crime reporter. I guess that is in the blurb, but I expected more police involvement. She has been trying to get onto a top in...
I loved all of the author's previous books. This one was fast-paced and dark, but still an easy read, but unfortunately not my favorite. There was so much going on, numerous plots to follow and a lot of characters, but as a result it lacked depth and characterization. As it's the start of a new series, I am hoping this will be different in the next book because all the introductions have now been made.
Goodness gracious this was absolutely awful. Overly dramatic, completely unrealistic, amateurish and pretentious. Oh and dumb. It was just dumb. Oh and a main character that’s a better detective than every detective in the city and a smarter cop than any cop in the town and can fight men five times her size. Oh whatEVER. Ugh. Save yourself a few hours and skip this loser book. Next review I’ll tell you how I really feel, but this will have to do for now.
I love T. R. Ragan novels, but this one fell flat for me. I couldn't connect with the characters. They felt rushed and had limited growth and no dimension. The premise of the book drew me in, but the writing style felt jagged and awkward making made it hard to picture the essence of the characters. I couldn't get in tune with any of the characters. Which makes me want to skip the series altogether.
Solid crime fiction that’s dark, moody and grim. Possible PTSD triggers 3.5 stars This crime fiction thriller has two parallel storylines, both involving brutal sexual crimes against women, children, and mid-teens. For approximately two-thirds of the book, the bifurcated storylines run without intersecting. Of course, there is some overlap, later in the book. Many female characters are rape victims—some were kidnapped, held captive, suffered torture, and raped by multiple violators. Several male...
You never know what your going to get in a T.R. Ragan series and this first book in the Sawyer Brooks series is no exception. Three sisters who experienced the unimaginable in their childhood from those they should have been able to trust most. Sawyer is the middle sister and the one her oldest and youngest left behind when they fled the abuse. Today Sawyer is a investigative reporter who has trust and intimacy issues. After a murder she get a big break and gets assigned to a new team run by an
Picked this one for my May Amazon First Read & really enjoyed it! A story about sisters who were all sexually abused by their family and their attempts to put it behind them. One of the sisters goes back to their hometown to report on some murders and finds out there is way more to their story. Another sister is apart of a women vigilante group comprised of women who have all been sexually abused and they want to take out the monsters themselves.Very heavy material - but if you like a thriller -...
Crazy good and can’t wait for the next book to come out.
While some plot points were not as believable, I really appreciated that the book kept the pace the entire time. Some of the ending scenes were thrilling. Trigger warnings throughout much of the book. 3.5
Couldn't put it downI read this in one day. I didn't want to stop reading because each page had you drawn in. Emotional rollercoaster. I cheered, I was sad, I was mad, and I was disturbed. It was a great read.Thank you T.R. Ragan for making an unpredictable story plot.
Tough to read...The subject matter is so very painful, and I don't like reading such cruelty and pain. But the story grabbed me. I wanted closure, for the characters and myself, as reader. Good writing, strong storytelling, makes the reader care. Ragan writes that.