Secrets can be dangerous... Not a Word by Stephanie Black (Blog Tour Review & Giveaway)

This is the first book I've read from this author and I'm glad I decided
to give it a chance. Check out my review and the giveaway below...

Not a Word
Not a Word

by Stephanie Black
Adult Romantic Suspense
Paperback & ebook, 272 Pages
November 1st 2016 by Covenant Communications


Everybody has a secret. Two years ago, psychologist Natalie Marsh’s dying mother disinherited her and left everything to her sister. Still dealing with the pain of rejection, Natalie struggles with feelings of envy and discomfort toward coworker Skyler Hudson, her late mother’s trusted therapist who knows the worst of the family’s rift. Fresh personal challenges begin heaping on top of professional ones when Natalie’s best friend, Camille Moretti, confides that she thinks someone is stalking her—and she’s not the only one in danger. When tensions rise and everyone has something at stake, is there anyone Natalie can trust? Or will she find herself slowly drowning in the mysteries?

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My Review

NOT A WORD was an intense suspense that continued to build through the climatic end. There were some quirky characters, a light romance, and plenty of crazy drama to add some character to the story. This is one story that is sure to entertain suspense readers from beginning to end!

It took me a couple chapters in before I felt I had all the characters straightened out, but then once I did, I followed the story easily. There are definitely some seriously quirky and crazy characters in this story. It was a little mind-boggling at times. I really liked Natalie and Gideon. They were unique, consistent, and worked well together. I suspected the villain at a certain high society event, but I wasn't quite sure what all the details were or who else might be involved. It really was quite heartbreaking when everything is unveiled and then reading what happens to Natalie, which was quite terrible. I loved the ending, as it just felt spot on for these characters and story!

In the end, was it what I wished for? I enjoyed this story the further I got in the book and the more the underlying tension built. And that ending was intense and then ended perfectly sweet, which I loved. This was the first book I've read from this author, but definitely won't be my last.

Content: Some violence, but clean for the genre.

Source: Received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not require a review nor affect it in any way.

About the Author

STEPHANIE BLACK has loved books since she was old enough to grab the pages, and has enjoyed creating make-believe adventures since she and her sisters were inventing long Barbie games filled with intrigue and danger or running around pretending to be detectives. She is a three-time Whitney Award winner for Best Mystery/Suspense, most recently for Cold as Ice (2010). Stephanie was born in Utah and has lived in various places, including Arizona, Massachusetts, New York, and Limerick, Ireland. She currently lives in northern California and enjoys spending time with her husband Brian and their five children. She is a fan of chocolate, cheesecake, and her husband’s homemade bread.

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