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The Slow Burn of Silence Audiobook

The Slow Burn of Silence: A Snowy Creek Novel, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Previously published as Pieces of You.

From award-winning romance author Loreth Anne White comes a story of justice, loyalty, and unbreakable bonds that is both a thrilling mystery and a moving love story. Newly exonerated ex-con Jeb Cullen is determined to prove his innocence to his former neighbors and win back the heart of Rachel Salonen, the only woman he’s ever loved.

Nine years after her testimony helped put Jeb behind bars, Rachel’s life is finally getting back to normal. But it’s turned upside down by the sudden death of her sister and her new responsibility for her sister’s adopted daughter, Quinn. Now Jeb is back in his hometown, and he’s willing to risk everything to discover who was really responsible for the crime he was accused of. But there are people in Snowy Creek who will do anything to keep the truth buried, a truth that could tear the sleepy town apart and cost Jeb everything he holds dear.

©2014 Loreth Anne White (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

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  • christy
    25/07/16
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    "Predictable"

    This book is my least favorite by this author. The story was predictable and cheesy at times.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Kiffyb23
    24/07/15
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    "Can't Rave About This One Enough..."

    First book from this author...what a great introduction! Loved this story line, great suspense, and character development. I loved how the story unfolded. Didn't want to stop listening, couldn't wait for the truth to come out...but didn't want it to end.

    My only two critiques of this story would be the narration - both narrators did a great job...I am just not sold on the POV narration - it takes you away from the story. I like the interlaced narration where the male does all of the male voices, the female does the female voices or just a single narrator. This wasn't much of a distraction for the most part, but I'd get engrossed and then a new voice comes along.

    The second thing is the "heroine"...she worked my nerves to the fullest at times. I wouldn't trust her with the time of day...she blabs everything! Haha haha! I love books that evokes strong emotions...this one does...my heart bleeds for Jeb...but, I don't know if I wanted Rachel for him.

    I purchased this thinking this was a series, but according to the author's website it's a standalone novel. That's disappointing, I would have liked to revisit some of these characters again. Overall a great book...I would definitely recommend.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Tracy T
    Jacksonville, FL USA
    9/07/16
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    "Exciting and entertaining. Great Narration!"

    Wow, had me guessing all the way through. Great romance mystery book.

    I liked Rachel quite a bit. She said what she wanted to say, no beating around the bush with her. I liked Jeb too. He was a great character, especially after what he went through. They made a good couple. There was one sex scene, mildly written.

    The story line and plot was great! I really liked it. It was such a good mystery, whodunit. Lots of stuff happening all the way through. I enjoyed that the way the story unfolded it was so out in the open but kept you guessing. There were a lot of players in this mystery.

    As for the narration, it was really good. This book was written partly in the first person from Rachel's POV and then in the third person for all the other characters. This is my first listen by Alexander Cendense. I really liked his voice, quite sexy. Tanya Eby did a great job as usual. The men sound like men and everyone gets their own distinct voice. Alexander Cendense did a great job with voice distinction as well.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Lucy
    WEST SUNBURY, PA, United States
    24/05/16
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    "Loved....But not really"

    Narrator is usually one of my favorites, however, not in this book. Storyline was a little to sappy. A let down after listening to authors latest book..A Dark Lure which as AMAZING.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Sleeping in Cleveland
    Cleveland, OH
    11/05/16
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    "Great story"

    If you like Nora Roberts, you will love this book. On to the next one in this series

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Coooper
    Wasilla, AK, United States
    12/08/14
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    "THE SUSPENSE & "WHO DUNNIT" WAS REALLY GOOD"

    This was my first for this author and male narrator. I know I like an author's writing when I check to see what other books Audible offers or I go to the author's website to see what's coming next. In looking back through Audible to see what else is offered by this author I noticed that ratings weren't very high, not sure why, but gonna find out. Hope this is not a "one hit wonder".

    I enjoyed the suspense, drama, twists, turns, heroine and hero and all the background characters. I liked that the book was a little different than those I typically listen to and that this is truly a "romantic suspense" even though somewhat light on the romance. I would have liked more steamy romance but all and all I was glad to spend the credit.

    I also always enjoy Tanya Eby's narration and now same goes for Alexander Cendese.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Nancy Chilton-Kendrick
    Ouray, CO United States
    30/04/17
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    "Great Start"

    I really liked this mystery set in Canada. The narrators are good but sometimes the female is a little too sweet sounding. Overall this audiobook is worth a listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Luzmaria
    SHELTON, CT, United States
    9/03/17
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    "I really hope the series continues."

    I really enjoyed this book. It does have a similar feel to In the Waning Light but not so close to skip either book. It might have just been more noticeable since I've been on a Loreth Anne White reading binge and recently just finished In the Waning Light. Besides that, I really loved the characters and the story-line. I really hope the series continues.
    It had me interested from start to finish. Great plot, great character building, great characters and very well written.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Myra Barr
    Oregon
    15/03/16
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    "GdeR brook"

    I really enjoyed the book, I like intrigue, and
    love stories. I do not like explicit love making. That's why I rated this four rather than a five.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Lani
    Rhode Island
    17/02/16
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    "Good"

    Only issue with this book was the female narrator, she was a little whiny. But don't let that stop you from reading it!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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  • Amazon Customer
    2/02/16
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    "New fan"

    A gripping read really enjoyable, had not heard of this author but will be looking out for more

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Susan
    3/11/15
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    "Great mixture of mystery and romance"

    This is the first book I have read by this author and I am pleased to find another name to add to my list of favourite writers.

    The hero of this story was wrongly imprisoned for ten years since being falsely convicted, aged 18, for the rape of one woman (who had no memories of the incident and subsequently had his child) and murder of another. He has come back to the small mountain resort where he grew up, to clear his name and to become a father to his daughter, whom he has never been allowed to meet. He also wants to reconnect with his former girlfriend, who is, through a complicated twist in the tale, now guardian to his daughter.

    His former girlfriend still has strong feelings for him, despite being convinced of his guilt, and it was partly due to her actions as a teenager that resulted in him being falsely accused and convicted. During most of his imprisonment she was in a long term and serious relationship with another man. It was an unusual twist in the plotline that the girlfriend had lived a fairly happy life with her boyfriend, while the hero of the story had very limited sexual experience due to his ten years in prison.

    The crime of 10 years ago involved many people both directly and indirectly and the hero deliberately set out to provoke everyone into memories that many of them were trying to avoid. It was interesting to hear the POV of many of those involved and to see so many shades of grey when it came to deciding guilt and innocence. For so many people it had been easier to believe that the 18 year old from “the wrong side of town” was guilty, rather than asking difficult questions from those closer to home.

    The story moved along quickly, with the background of a rapidly growing forest fire adding to the tension surrounding the town. I loved how modern media played such a big role, with the hero using the media to publicise his grievances and add pressure to the guilty. So many books I read these days seem to ignore this aspect of modern life.

    The final scenes were realistic, believable – and very tense. There were surprises right up until the end and the guilty parties were not entirely predictable. I liked this story. I guess if I have to gripe I suppose I was a bit annoyed that for someone so sexually inexperienced the hero did manage to be a pretty good lover but hey, this is a romance, so I can live with that!






    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Linda Carroll
    SHERBORNE, United Kingdom
    26/01/15
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    "TOTALLY page-audio turner!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Slow Burn of Silence to be better than the print version?

    sorry only experienced audio


    What does Tanya Eby and Alexander Cendese bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    The 2 performers complimented each other: strong male resonance vs the female. Unlike some readers they acted their parts and could offer a range of voices. I hate it when the reader flows one character into another without strong delineation.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes but couldn't manage it!


    Any additional comments?

    Had not heard of Loreth A White before and immediately wanted another story set in this small town. Will definitely keep an eye for more from this author who, clearly from reviews on line, has had a big impact with this novel. Well done LAW is what I say.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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