Saturday, August 18, 2012

Silent Witness by Diane Burke

by Anita Mae Draper

Silent Witness by Diane Burke
Love Inspired Suspense, Aug 2012

Diane Burke proves she’s a master of suspense in her newest tale of chilling excitement, Silent Witness.

With emotions key to her creations, Burke raised my ire, quickened my heart, and made me tear up, all within pages of each other. I railed my anger at the drug-induced villain whose sole goal was to lay his hands on a 5  year-old autistic boy. Standing between the villain and the victim are two people who thought they’d never see each other again, and when they do, their sparks fly across the pages, igniting a flame that can't be doused by time or circumstance.

Sheriff Elizabeth Bradford must set aside her beleaguered past to protect the boy even if it means butting heads with the man who broke her heart 15 yrs ago. Dr. Adam Morgan might have a certificate qualifying him as a psychiatric expert for autism, but she knows from experience that a piece of paper doesn’t mean squat when a life is at stake. Except she can’t be both protector and investigator, so she allows Adam into her life for the boy’s sake and tries to defend the wall of stone she’s built around her heart.

A battle of wits…a cauldron of memories. Can a small boy bring Liz and Adam together again, or will they allow a killer to tear them apart forever?

If you like sitting on the edge of your seat in breathless anticipation, then Silent Witness is the book for you.


Diane Burke’s debut novel, Midnight Caller, won several awards before publication, including first place in the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery and Suspense under the working title Whispers in the Dark.

Diane lives in Florida, nestled between the excitement of the Daytona Speedway and the quiet, historical St. Augustine. When not writing, she enjoys spending her time with her family and friends, reading, sitting by the ocean and playing with her dogs, Thea and Cocoa.

Diane would love to hear from her readers. She can be reached at

You can find Diane online at:


  1. When Anita Mae volunteered to take today's post I knew exactly which book she would choose!

    Congratulations, Diane on another super suspense!

    Great review today. thank you!

  2. I love the cover! This sounds like an interesting book. Thanks Anita.

  3. You're welcome, Deb.

    Can you tell I really enjoy reading Diane Burke's suspense novels? LOL

  4. You're welcome, Suzie.

    Yes, it's very interesting, and the cover itself can be considered a clue.

  5. Ooh, this sounds like a great book.
    Great review, Anita!

    My TBR pile is going to bury me alive. ;)


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