The Silent Woman
by Terry Lynn Thomas
Publication Date: April 11, 2018
Paperback & eBook; 384 Pages
Genre: Historical Mystery
Series: Cat Carlisle, Book One
Would you sell your secrets?
Catherine Carlisle is trapped in a loveless marriage and the threat of World War Two is looming. She sees no way out… that is until a trusted friend asks her to switch her husband’s papers in a desperate bid to confuse the Germans.
Soon Catherine finds herself caught up in a deadly mixture of espionage and murder. Someone is selling secrets to the other side, and the evidence seems to point right at her.
Can she clear her name before it’s too late?
About the Author
TERRY LYNN THOMAS grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, which explains her love of foggy beaches and Gothic mysteries. When her husband promised to buy Terry a horse and the time to write if she moved to Mississippi with him, she jumped at the chance. Although she had written several novels and screenplays prior to 2006, after she relocated to the South she set out to write in earnest and has never looked back.
Terry Lynn writes the Sarah Bennett Mysteries, set on the California coast during the 1940s, which feature a misunderstood medium in love with a spy. The Drowned Woman is a recipient of the IndieBRAG Medallion. She also writes the Cat Carlisle Mysteries, set in Britain during World War II. The first book in this series, The Silent Woman, came out in April 2018 and has since become a USA TODAY bestseller. The Family Secret is slated for release in March 2019. When she’s not writing, you can find Terry Lynn riding her horse, walking in the woods with her dogs, or visiting old cemeteries in search of story ideas.
Coffee and Ink’s Review
Cat Carlisle appears at first to be a woman resigned to and yet absorbed by her problems—infertility, her cheating husband, and avoiding her few good friends. She’s an outsider, though she’s proved herself to her husband’s family and friends, for all the good it does her now, as her husband’s sister, Isobel, has made her a particular target to reinforce her self importance.
It’s easy to see at the onset why this is such a popular suspense novel. It’s well written and moves at a fairly brisk pace; Cat is very likable, a cut above the people who try to keep her down, looked up to by the people who need her. The only dangers, it appears at first, are empty threats from Isobel and perhaps using the wrong fork at an important dinner.
Well, hold on there. It’s also pre-WWII Britain, Hitler and Germany beginning to beat the war drums. Cat’s husband has something to do with the Air Ministry and makes quite a bit of money whatever he’s doing. The novel really takes off when one spy notices another spy sitting outside of Cat’s house and involves Cat in finding out why. Really enjoyable domestic spy thriller, looking forward to the second book in the series. 😀
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