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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

BLOG BLITZ & REVIEW: Out of the Silence by Owen Mullen @bloodhoundbook @owenmullen6

Out of the Silence
by Owen Mullen

Thank you to Bloodhound Books for this incredible read and stop on the Blog Blitz.

Publisher: Bloodhound Books
Publish Date: January 28, 2019
Kindle Edition
Genre: Revenge Thriller

Star investigative reporter Ralph Buchanan’s glory days are behind him. His newspaper has banished him to Pakistan, not knowing the greatest moment of his long career is waiting for him there.

When Simone Jasnin asks him to help expose a grave injustice, he finds himself embroiled in a harrowng tale that began in a dusty settlement in rural Punjab, setting in motion a chain of events that will change the lives of everyone involved.

Seven years later in the city of Lahore, members of a prominent family are being brutally murdered, one by one. The only clue is a hand-carved wooden bangle left at the scene of each crime.

As the list of suspects grows and the tension mounts, Ralph realises the answers might be closer to home than he ever thought possible.

Solving the mystery will put him back on top but at what cost?

Only when the smoke clears will the killing stop and honour be satisfied…

My Review:

A difficult book to read but absolutely worth it.  Part human interest in the plight of the Pakistani women, part revenge thriller with the subtle underlay of a heartbreaking love story.  MY EYES ARE LEAKING.

I felt very strongly for both Jameel and Afra… especially Afra.  The things she endured.  How she has no choice in anything.  My heart!  This is when the revenge part had me cheering.. all while my heart was breaking.  Guys..... GUYS.  This is such a hard read.  I don't why this particular read really got to me but it just did.  

I realize Ralph and Simone are intricate characters but I can only seem to pull Jameel and Afra out of my brain stem right now.... but to not do them any injustice....  Ralph grew on me as a character and Simone was a bit part in his growth in my opinion.  She has strong opinions and wants to do more for the women of her country.  Ralph is a bit of a cynic and has his own personal demons to deal with and doesn't seem keen on taking on anything harder than a drink.  However, their roles are intricate to this story.

Big props to the author for bringing some awareness to this world.  It's beautifully written though not an easy read to get through.  On a completely different note, it was interesting to see my name so much in a book for once.. this rarely, if ever happens.  Too bad that Chandra was such a cunt. 

I'm a bit a loss for words (though this review may show otherwise).  I highly recommend this book.  


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