I didn't think it was possible to squeeze so much darkness into one book, but that's exactly what T.R. Ragan did with Don't Make a Sound. This book is gritty, disturbing, and chilling and I loved it so much.
Don't Make a Sound is book one of the Sawyer Brooks series and it sure starts out with a bang. There are a few different mysteries and I was really intrigued by all of them. There are also other viewpoints that the synopsis doesn't mention, and I have to say they were a pleasant surprise. There is a vigilante feel to parts of the book that I adored, and the pace was steady because of the different viewpoints, although most of the beginning is just Sawyer. There are some badass women in this novel and that was one of my absolute favorite things about it.
I really love Sawyer as a character, and I am so glad there is going to be more of her. I also liked that Don't Make a Sound didn't end on a cliffhanger. I honestly don't know what I would have done if it had, but it also left me wanting more which is great. I loved Ragan's writing style and I thought it was reminiscent of Karin Slaughter who is the queen of the gritty thriller in my eyes.
Lastly, I feel the need to repeat the fact that Don't Make a Sound is gritty with a capital G. It won't be for the faint of heart and if you can't read about sex crimes you need to stay far, far away. But if you love dark and disturbing thrillers that are full of surprises then I'm just going to say you need to read this book NOW. I'm so excited that Ragan has a backlist that I can check out and you can guarantee I will be doing that ASAP!
Thank you to McCartin/Daniels PR and the publisher for providing me with an advance review copy of this book! All opinions and thoughts are my own.