Silence in the Dark
by Patricia Bradley
Trade Paperback: 368 pages
Released: April 5, 2016
Source: Review copy from the publisher.
Book Description, Modified from Goodreads:
Two years ago, Bailey Adams broke off her engagement to Danny Maxwell and fled Logan Point for the mission field in Chihuahua, Mexico. Now she's about to return home to the States, and she's taking one of the mission school's children with her so the girl can visit her grandparents. But as she's getting the little girl from her uncle, men from the local drug cartel attack the restaurant. Bailey and the child get away, but now they're on the run and only Danny can help them escape Mexico.
To make matters worse, people who help her along the way find themselves in danger too--including Danny. Are they after her or the child? Are they safe once they've left Mexico? And can Bailey keep herself from falling in love with Danny all over again?
Silence in the Dark is a Christian romantic suspense novel. The suspense came from physical danger to the main characters and their friends. Bailey and the little girl, Maria, are in danger from one person or another from start to finish, and a number of people get killed along the way. There's also some uncertainty about who they can trust as several of the people helping them feel that the others are untrustworthy. We know which people are a danger to Bailey and Maria, so we can see the danger coming while they're wondering if the danger is over.
Bailey and Danny love each other, but Bailey wants to do mission work in Mexico while Danny is not interested and not a Christian. Frankly, this issue wasn't clearly resolved though the romance did get "a second chance." While they're nice people, they didn't seem to share many interests. The other romantic couple had more obvious reasons for attraction as they had similar interests and goals in life.
Bailey struggled with why God allowed bad things happen to her when she was trying to do everything He wanted. She admitted this to a few, trusted people who helped point her in the right direction. At the end, she sees some good things that came out of all the bad. There was no sex or bad language. Overall, I'd recommend this novel to suspense fans.
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