Welcome to another Tuesday celebrating bookish events, First Chapter/Intros, hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea; and Teaser Tuesdays hosted by The Purple Booker.

Today’s feature is an e-ARC from NetGalley Not a Sound, by Heather Gudenkauf, in which a shocking discovery and chilling secrets converge.




Intro:  (Prologue)

I find her sitting all by herself in the emergency waiting room, her lovely features distorted from the swelling and bruising.  Only a few patients remain, unusual for a Friday night and a full moon.  Sitting across from her, an elderly woman coughs wetly into a handkerchief while her husband, arms folded across his chest and head tilted back, snores gently.  Another man with no discernible ailment stares blankly up at the television mounted on the wall.  Canned laughter fills the room.


Teaser:  I frown and flip back through the pages.  Despite the comprehensive paperwork, I can’t seem to find the report that outlines the biopsy results.  I’m sure it’s simply misplaced and I jot a reminder on a sticky note and affix it to the front of the file and then scan and upload the files I do have (45%).


Synopsis:  When a tragic accident leaves nurse Amelia Winn deaf, she spirals into a depression that ultimately causes her to lose everything that matters—her job, her husband, David, and her stepdaughter, Nora. Now, two years later and with the help of her hearing dog, Stitch, she is finally getting back on her feet. But when she discovers the body of a fellow nurse in the dense bush by the river, deep in the woods near her cabin, she is plunged into a disturbing mystery that could shatter the carefully reconstructed pieces of her life all over again.

As clues begin to surface, Amelia finds herself swept into an investigation that hits all too close to home. But how much is she willing to risk in order to uncover the truth and bring a killer to justice?


What do you think?  Would you keep reading?  This book will be released on 5/30/17.



  1. Thank you Laurel, I’d missed the fact that this author has another book due out – in short yes, I would keep reading especially as it sounds as if the author has come up with an original premise. I do like this author’s writing style so the prologue and teaser appeal.

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  2. I’m not sure about this one as I had a not so great experience with the one other book I read by this author. I do hear good things about her books in general though so I’ll say maybe as it sounds like it could be interesting.

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    • Thanks, Diane, I was checking back on Goodreads to see which of her books I’ve read (I was pretty sure I’d read them all)..and I discovered that I have, beginning in 2009 with The Weight of Silence, which I received from Vine.

      Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting…and hosting.


  3. No, I wouldn’t keep reading – it sounds far too grim and scary for me. But it also sounds an excellent dark murder mystery – I hope you enjoy it when it comes out at the end of May.

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