The Longest Silence by Debra Webb
Author: Debra Webb
Release Date: March 6, 2018
Eighteen years ago, Joanna Guthrie escaped from the clutches of a ruthless kidnapper. While she wants to forget, it's impossible. It's harder when every year or so, more young women disappear. Joanna cannot stay silent any longer. This time, she wants to help.
Tony LeDoux may not exactly be with the FBI any longer, but he's not giving up on this latest case. It's his niece that's missing. He will do whatever it takes to find her. When Joanna approaches him, he listens. He teams up with her to unravel the cases, both past and present, and try to save the girls who are currently missing.
Meanwhile, there's a killer out there who will do everything it takes to stay hidden. That means killing anyone who dares try to put an end to a very long cycle of brutal crimes.
There are plenty of twists in The Longest Silence to keep you guessing. The story, at times, is extremely brutal. I found myself becoming angry many times. I could imagine this happening in real life given the disgusting nature of some, but I also wanted to see the killer taken down for that same reason. It was a little too true at times.
This is part of a series. I hadn't read the other books, but I didn't feel that I was missing any background. It stands alone. It's also a book you should buy if you like suspense novels with strong characters who won't stop until they've solved the crime.