Relative Silence

Relative Silence

A powerful family with lots of secrets. A forensic artist with his own tragedies. And a hurricane drawing bearing down on their private island. 

Fifteen years ago Piper Boone’s only child died in a boating accident, and Piper’s almost perfect life came to an end too. After living through a divorce and losing her job, she retreats to Curlew Island and her childhood home—a secluded mansion for the politically powerful Boone family, who are practically American royalty.

But Piper’s desire to become a recluse is shattered when a mass shooter opens fire and kills three women at a café where Piper is having lunch. The crisis puts her family in the spotlight by dredging up rumors of the so-called Curlew Island Curse, which whispers say has taken the lives of several members of the Boone family, including Piper’s father and sister.

Forensic artist Tucker Landry also survives the shooting and is tasked with the job of sketching a portrait of the shooter with Piper. They forge a bond over their shared love of movies and tragic pasts. But when police discover a connection between the shooting and two more murders on Curlew Island, they face a more terrible lineup of suspects than they could have imagined: Piper’s family.

Unraveling the family’s true history will be the key to Piper’s survival—or her certain death.

Title:Relative Silence
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780785226185
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    Relative Silence Reviews

  • Matt

    First and foremost, a large thank you to NetGalley, Carrie Stuart Parks, and Thomas Nelson for providing me with a copy of this publication, which allows me to provide you with an unbiased review.Alwa...

  • Cara Putman

    A richly twisted plot with layers of evil and family tension that will leave readers guessing. The book has a gothic feel and is filled with family pain, unresolved issues, and the need to stand for o...

  • Melanie

    4.5 starsRelative Silence is the fourth book I've read by Parks and another fantastic mystery. I found myself completely captured by the story and trying to figure out what was really going on. I thou...

  • Vickie

    This was a mesmerizing book that was filled with suspense and all of the twists and turns that I love in this genre. Carrie Stuart Parks includes her signature forensic artist in the book in the form ...

  • Donna Hines

    Shooting Rampage! Missing Daughter! Embroiled Family Secrets!This has it all and then some by Carrie Stuart Parks!What isn't so well known is that Relative Silence can be deadly...especially when a nu...

  • Gloria

    Relative Silence is an edge of your seat mystery with a lovely setting in the South Carolina low country near Charleston. Living a life of privilege doesn't mean a great life. In this story, Piper Boo...

  • Dawnny

    A powerful southern family with secrets and maybe a curse. Piper Boone returns to Curlew Island South Carolina, and her family home after a divorce. She longs to be left alone. Piper has had her share...

  • Tamara

    Piper Boone is meeting with her friend for lunch who she hasn’t seen in a very long time when a shooter opens fire, and kills her friend Ami and injures Tucker Landry, a forensic artist. Piper is up...

  • Nora St Laurent

    I was engrossed in this story from the start and instantly cared for main character Piper in the prologue flash back, “The piercing scream ripped up my spine. I dropped the spatula and spun.”Reade...

  • Doreen

    Parks is a master of suspense and has a signature style that I enjoy. She reminds you that people are not always what they seem and that the danger is often closer than you think. The secluded nature ...