I recently received a copy of a book from Revell Reads/Baker Publishing Group in exchange for my honest review. So let me tell you about that book! The book is called Silent Shadows by Natalie Walters. This is apparently the third and final book in a series called Harbored Secrets that are all set in the town of Walton, Georgia. I have not read either of the previous books, and while maybe there may be a little back story of other characters that I am missing, I didn’t feel lost at all, so this can definitely be read as a standalone.
Here is the book’s official description:
Pecca Gallegos moved to the tiny town of Walton, Georgia, to protect her son and escape the dangerous lifestyle that once defined her. When a series of strange circumstances evolve into threats, Pecca finds herself confiding in an unlikely ally–her stubborn patient.
Army veteran Colton Crawford is desperate to recover from the undiagnosed disorder that is ruining his life, and his instincts are on high alert when threats against his nurse and her son force him to take action. But Colton’s involvement only ramps up the danger when he uncovers a family secret revealing that whoever is after Pecca is closer–and more deadly– than they realized.
With this suspenseful new story, Natalie Walters welcomes you once more to Walton, Georgia, where everyone knows your name–but no one knows your secret.
First off, I definitely loved the characters that were introduced at the Home for Heroes, where the character of Pecca works as a rehabilitation nurse for military veterans. I feel like there could be another series of books about their stories.
I will admit, I was a little thrown off while reading this. Revell books tend to be a little more conservative where romance is concerned, and while there wasn’t anything outright inappropriate in this book, the intensity of the attraction between Colton and Pecca made me step back for a moment and think, “Wait, am I reading that Revell book I was supposed to review?” But like I said, it’s nothing bad. I just wasn’t expecting it.
To offset the romance, there are also death threats, gangs, all sorts of action. And there is also the sweet relationship that develops between Colton and Pecca’s son Maceo.
There were definitely some unexpected twists and turns, but I don’t like to give too much of the plot in my reviews, because I’m trying to tell you to read the book, and if I told you everything that happened, you wouldn’t need to read it!
I definitely think you should check this book out and I just went and downloaded the first book in the series myself!
For more about the author and her books, visit nataliewalterswriter.com.