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Anyone going to be brave and #BreakTheSilence? @DKHood_Author @Bookouture

Many thanks to Bookouture for inviting me to take part in D.K.Hood’s blog tour for ‘Break The Silence’, and for the ARC. I am so excited to be sharing my review with you all today!

Her head throbbed as she stumbled up the stairs. Music vibrating and the sound of partygoers fill her head as she walks into one of the dark, empty rooms. As she sits on the bed, she hears the unmistakable sound of the door locking behind her. She is not alone.

The body of college student Chrissie Lowe lies curled into a ball – long red cuts along her arms suggesting how she had met her death. Detective Jenna Alton is called in to investigate.
Purplish bruising on Chrissie’s upper arms and thighs make Jenna believe there is more to Chrissie’s death than others suspected, and she soon finds herself following the trail of the student’s last few moments, leading her to the scene of a party that had ended just hours before Chrissie’s body was found.
When Jenna hears reports that Chrissie was seen going into the bedroom of a college football star, she knows that finding out what went on behind that closed door could be the key to finding out how Chrissie ended up dead. But then another partygoer dies in an apparent accident at the campus gym just hours later, and Jenna is convinced the deaths are connected.
Facing a wall of silence from the student population, Jenna has to act fast to find the killer, but soon another student is found dead on the campus. As Jenna sends in one of her deputies undercover, she prays that she hasn’t just sealed his fate. Can she find the killer before any more lives are taken?

What does TWG think?

Book 7 already, how did that happen?? If you’ve been following my blog for a while, then you will already know that I am a massive fan of D.K.Hood’s Kane and Alton series, losing myself in every book to date. If you havent come across these books before, I would highly suggest starting with book one, otherwise Kane and Alton’s connection wouldn’t really make much sense otherwise. The books can be read on their own no problem, I just feel that readers would benefit from knowing more about the two main characters and what they have been through to get where they are now.

‘Break the silence’, for me, was a little bit different to D.K.Hood’s other reads as the main culprit of certain events had more of a justifiable reason behind their actions instead of simply doing things because they could and/or were bored.

The thing about this book is that there is more than one person causing trouble, with one of those people being in the group of ‘I can see why they did that’, and that’s a route which hasn’t really been taken before in this series. I mean, people are constantly causing trouble, however many of them weren’t doing in memory of someone who could no longer get revenge themselves. I understand I am being very vague here, and some of this might make you think ‘whaaaaaa???’, but I’m trying not to give too much away so if you are confused, just go and read it and it will make sense!

Like previous books, it didn’t take me long at all to fly through this story! I was utterly disgusted by the actions of some lads who thought they were the bees youknowwhat, and didn’t seem to care about what they were doing or what harm that they were causing. That particular topic certainly gave me food for thought.

My only issue with this book was that I felt like the loose ends weren’t entirely tied up in the conclusion. That said, I thoroughly enjoyed the dark vibe of the storyline and the authors attention to detail – how she manages to link each book in the series flawlessly, is beyond me and something that really does impress me!

‘Break the Silence’ is a read that will no doubt keep you on your toes, and will ignite the burning anger which usually comes from the bottom of your gut! It’s pretty difficult to read this book without going through a range of emotions – I was hooked! Yet another belter of a book in a fabulous series! More please!

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