Silenced Girls – Book Review

Silenced Girls: An absolutely addictive mystery thriller (Agent Tori Hunter Book 1) by [Roger Stelljes]

Agent Tori Hunter takes in the body of the beautiful young woman curled up in the trunk of the car. Knowing what she will find, Tori gently lifts the bottom of the victim’s blouse. Decorating her back are two small dots an inch apart. Just like the others.

Guilt has kept FBI Agent Tori Hunter away from her home in Manchester Bay, Minnesota for twenty years, ever since her twin sister disappeared on the Fourth of July, when the girls should have been together. But when she receives an anonymous newspaper clipping about another missing girl, Genevieve, Tori is dragged back to the past. Just like Tori’s sister, Genevieve vanished without a trace, her empty car abandoned on a lonely lakeside road as Independence Day fireworks lit up the sky overhead.

Returning to Minnesota lake country, Tori finds Genevieve’s distraught parents desperate for answers. How could their beautiful, popular daughter be snatched so near her own home? Under pressure to make an arrest, the police have no time for Tori’s theories. Besides, they already have a suspect for Genevieve’s abductor: a local man seen flirting with her the night she disappeared.

When the suspect is found dead in his isolated cabin, his apparent suicide confirms his guilt to police. But Tori’s instincts tell her otherwise. Digging into cold cases, she discovers four women over the past twenty years who were found murdered in their cars late at night. Each had two puncture marks on her back. And when another missing young woman is found bound and strangled in the trunk of her own car, the tell-tale dots prove Tori’s suspicions tragically right. A dangerous killer is still out there…

Can Tori stop him before Genevieve meets the same fate? And if her twin’s kidnapper is pulling the strings, will Tori be the next to disappear?

An absolutely addictive mystery thriller that will have you turning the pages late into the night. Perfect for fans of Kendra Elliot, Robert Dugoni and Tess Gerritsen.

No. of pages:- 478 pages

Date published:- will be published on 11th November 2020

Genre:- Thriller

Thank You Netgalley and Bookouture for the ARC! This review is based on my complete honest opinion.

Agent Tori Hunter, returns back to her hometown, Manchester Bay, Minnesota after leaving behind the memories to start new life in Boston and New York. She returns with only one aim–she has received a newspaper article, reminding her of her twin sister’s disappearance, Jessie who disappeared twenty years ago. Now returning back along with a detective Will Braddock, she and Will get together to investigate the disappearance of another girl Genevieve Lash, who disappeared on the anniversary of Jessie’s disappearance and they are both doing a cat and mouse chase.

The story was good, intense and gripping that I was hooked into the book from the start! The plot line was good and many of the characters are likable. There were so many twists and turns, so many suspects that you don’t know which one of them is the actual serial killer and the ending was good and unexpected! This book is completely unputdownable and I couldn’t wait to see what the ending was going to be!

This is the first book of the series and I can’t wait to read more of Tori Hunter’s series!

Overall, this is a fast paced thriller that will keep you awake at night–completely worth five stars!

five-stars | Gioventu Spa | Tratamientos de Belleza
Roger Stelljes

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I hope you’ll take a moment to download DEADLY STILLWATER – I offer it free to all my new readers as a quick way to get started in the series and it is one of the most reviewed and loved books in the series. I sincerely want to thank all of my readers for supporting me and my work over the years. What few people know is that I work full-time and write in the evenings and on the weekends. Writing has enabled me to help my son, who is dyslexic to attend a specialized school and over a long journey to finally graduate and head off to college. It’s an amazing moment to look over and see what was once a little boy that was teased and bullied for being “stupid”, and worked so incredibly hard over the years, to become a brilliant successful young man with so much depth and heart. So thank you again to all of the McRyan fans and I best be getting back to writing because now I have kids in college and lots of new storylines in mind (and I’d like to get in a golf game or watch some hockey once in a while!). Look for the next McRyan Mystery or FBI Agent Hunter Mystery or join my email list and I’ll let you know when it is ready…

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My author picture is in front of the historic Stillwater lift bridge and one of the major locations in the book DEADLY STILLWATER. The bridge raises on a set schedule to allow larger boats to travel up and down the St. Croix River. Stillwater is considered the birthplace of Minnesota and it is also a frequent tourist destination with its river bluffs, amazing scenery, paddlewheel boats, caves and historic buildings which made it an ideal location for the book. While a voracious reader of novels, I’m also an avid sports fan, particularly of the Minnesota Golden Gopher hockey team as well as the Minnesota Twins, Vikings and the Wild. If you can’t find me at a game, you might find me on one of Minnesota’s lakes, golf courses, or at a local hockey rink. I became a fan of Michael Crichton, David Baldacci, W.E.B. Griffin, Robert Ludlum, James Patterson, Michael Connelly, Tami Hoag, John Sandford and Vince Flynn. All of them in one way, shape or form have influenced my writing.


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FIRST CASE – McRyan Mystery Series Prequel – An emotionally charged investigation full of unexpected twists and turns, Mac McRyan will need to follow a convoluted trail of evidence, secrets, and hidden agendas to help solve a murder mystery that is his first case.

THE ST. PAUL CONSPIRACY – MIPA (Midwest Independent Publishers) Merit Award Winner for Commercial Fiction, a MN Book Awards Nominee, and was the #1 e-book on Amazon in Germany (German translation). Readers will enjoy the compelling, gritty, and action-packed story that is set in and around historic St. Paul, Minnesota.

DEADLY STILLWATER – Downloaded over 1 million times worldwide! A pulse-pounding thriller that is set in the Twin Cities, Duluth, and Wisconsin. Mac McRyan and other characters return for this heart-pounding thriller in the series.

ELECTING TO MURDER – Ruthless killers and escalating stakes. A clandestine late-night meeting in Kentucky, a murder in a seedy motel, a mysterious investigator operating in the shadows and dueling political masterminds all collide to provide Mac McRyan with the ultimate test in Electing To Murder.

FATALLY BOUND… by one mystery with deadly results. A brilliant, methodical and vicious killer is on a mission leaving a trail of bodies in this suspenseful and nerve-fraying mystery with an ingenious plot.

BLOOD SILENCE… Tainted water. Dead Bodies. Blood Silence. A web of unsettling twists, startling turns and unforeseen redemption add a layer of intrigue with each chapter that will pull you in further.

NEXT GIRL ON THE LIST – A killer is silently stalking his victim… who is next on the list? A warped mind traps innocent souls in a deadly web of deceit and desire.

STAKEOUT: A Case From The Dick Files – In a daring heist worth millions, one man narrowly escapes. Mac and Detective Lich join forces to stakeout suspects in a case from The Dick Files.

FIREBALL – One murder unleashes a fireball of ruthless revenge and brutal killings in this gripping, hardcore thriller that will keep you glued to each page.

THE TANGLED WEB WE WEAVE – #1 New Release – Once you’re in, there’s no way out. So many secrets, so many tangled up in the lies. Oh, what a tangled web we weave.

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