Twenty-eight year old Katrina Jaitley
is rebuilding her life after escaping an abusive boyfriend. The last thing she
needs is the mystery she stumbles on during a bout of retail therapy. But she
can't ignore the coil of film -- a piece of movie history -- she finds hidden
inside her purchase. Unfortunately, Peter, the handsome host of the estate
sale, disappears before Kat has a chance to return it to him.
Curious, Kat watches the strip and is shocked to witness the murder of a famous 1920's silent film star by a fellow actor. When a news article cites Kat as the film's owner, her already complicated life goes from bad to worse. Someone begins stalking her. Are they trying to silence her or what she has discovered?
”The writing style of this author reminds me of Janet Evanovich, only not so over the top—more believable. The pacing is excellent, great dialog, strong plot.” - M.C. Lewis, Goodreads reviewer
“This young writer keeps the story fresh and moving in quick-step as the characters navigate the inviting story-line. The characters are well-developed and the plot draws in the reader so it is hard to put this one down! “ - locust_hill, Amazon reviewer
“An enjoyable mystery with a bit of a romantic undercurrent as well.” - Lisa "LDC”, Amazon reviewer
“Melanie Surani is one of the best up-and-coming writers that I have seen. The Silent Treatment blends mystery and chic lit with an original heroine who is real and not saccarhin, much like the protagonist Rob from Nick Hornby's High Fidelity.” - Jenny, Goodreads reviewer
“This is one of the few Suspense/Thriller books that has a leading lady and what a lady she is. She is real, she is flawed, she has ‘baggage’ of her own and she is just like you and me.” - b00k r3vi3ws, Goodreads reviewer
“This book isn't just another coming-of-age-when-you're-an-adult story. Surani deftly weaves new-adult angst into a suspenseful tale, creating a fast and enjoyable read.” - Lisa Crouso Shiroff