A thrilling thriller.
I love this book! Brad Parks doesn't disappoint with this suspense thriller about a woman who is caught up in the a series of disasters. It was this woman -- Melanie Barrick -- who made this book so compelling. I like Melanie. I ached for Melanie when she finds out her son has been picked up by Social Services. I felt drained as the weight of the 'system' almost takes her down.
Parks certainly knows how to deliver an emotional wallop. I NEEDED to read the book to make sure that Melanie would be okay -- that things would turn around in her troubled life. It is a compliment to the author that he kept me turning the pages with plot twists and interesting characters as he built the tension to the end.
One of the characters is District Attorney Amy Kaye. I liked this dogged, dedicated D.A. and I have a feeling (let's say hope) that we will see her in another book soon.
“Terrific book. Truly terrific. Tension throughout and tears at the end. What could be better than that?”
“Outstanding—starts with a bang and gets tenser and tenser. Say Nothing shows Parks is a quality writer at the top of his form.”
“Say Nothing moves Brad Parks onto the top shelf of thriller writers. He grabs readers' hearts in the first chapter, and doesn't let go until the last line.”
“A pedal-to-the floor thriller! Say Nothing grabs you from the first few paragraphs and never lets go. Writing in sharp, no-nonsense prose, Parks perfectly nails the dynamics of a family under the gun and has conjured a plot (did I mention high-speed?) that leaps straight from today’s headlines. This novel’s a winner!”
“Say Nothing is tremendously satisfying, packed with engaging characters and surprising plot twists and a furious build of tension until its gut-wrenching pay-off.”
"A twisting, suspenseful ride that adds a new and original twist to the legal thriller: a judge, cornered. If you haven't discovered Brad Parks yet, Say Nothing is your chance. Smart, propulsive storytelling."
Brad Parks is the only author to have won the Shamus, Nero, and Lefty Awards, three of crime fiction's most prestigious prizes. A former reporter with The Washington Post and The Star-Ledger (Newark), he lives in Virginia with his wife and two children. His previous novel, Say Nothing, was named both a Library Journal and a Kirkus Best Book of 2017.