Monday, April 20, 2020

Book Review - Silent Shadows by Natalie Walters (Harbored Secrets, Book 3)

My Review
Pecca Gallegos has relocated to a small town in coastal Georgia with her young son.  She works as a nurse and physical therapist at a nursing care center for injured servicemen.  Her new life is good - until a threat from her past in Texas comes back to haunt her, and she is in danger.  She is determined to stay safe with the help of a handsome Army veteran, Colton Crawford. 

I wanted to read Silent Shadows because I really enjoyed the first book in the Harbored Secrets series.  I love the setting of these books and the suspenseful tone.

Pecca is a strong protagonist.  She is caring, independent, and determined to make a happy life for herself and her young son.  She is very committed to her work, helping returning servicemen, and her care is admirable.  I enjoyed reading about her friendships in the little town and the romantic sparks she experiences with Colton.

The mystery aspect of this story is terrific -- fast paced and so suspenseful that I was up past my bedtime reading to see what happened next!  I saw the denouement of the mystery coming, but really enjoyed the conclusion.

I read the first book in this series, somehow missed the second, and then picked up with the third.  This book would work fine as a stand alone, but I think most readers will enjoy the character development and sense of place you get from the series.

My only regret is that this appears to be the end of the series.  I wish there were more reads!  I look forward to reading what comes next from Natalie Walters.

Book Synopsis
They're running from their pasts into an unknown future.
But first, they'll have to survive the present.

Nurse Pecca Gallegos moved to the tiny town of Walton, Georgia, to protect her son and escape the dangerous lifestyle that once defined her. When a series of strange circumstances evolves into threats, Pecca finds herself confiding in an unlikely ally--her stubborn patient.

Army veteran Colton Crawford is desperate to recover from the disorder that is ruining his life, and his instincts are on high alert when threats against his nurse and her son force him to take action. But Colton's involvement only ramps up the danger when he uncovers a family secret revealing that whoever is after Pecca is closer--and more deadly--than they realized.

Welcome back to Walton, Georgia, where everyone knows your name--but no one knows your secret.

Author Bio
Natalie Walters is the author of Living Lies and Deadly Deceit. A military wife of twenty-three years, she currently resides in Hawaii with her soldier husband and their three kids. Natalie comes from a long line of military and law enforcement veterans and is passionate about supporting them through volunteer work, races, and writing stories that affirm no one is defined by their past. Learn more at