Every Silent Thing

The Claire Deveraux series Book 1

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Pub Date Sep 21 2023 | Archive Date Nov 25 2023

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Shy and deaf, twenty-three-year-old Claire Deveraux has worked hard to land her dream job as a foreign service officer at the U.S. Embassy in Paris. Yet her idyllic life is shattered when she finds a woman lying on the restroom floor dying from a gunshot wound.

The dying woman utters three words to Claire and conceals a thumb drive in Claire’s pocket. The items are keys to the location of proceeds from a bank robbery.

The killer, certain Claire now has sole possession of those items, must find her, recover the code words and the drive, then kill her before she can solve the puzzle and recover the money.

Knowing he is determined to find and kill her, Claire must do whatever she can to keep her heart beating.

Shy and deaf, twenty-three-year-old Claire Deveraux has worked hard to land her dream job as a foreign service officer at the U.S. Embassy in Paris. Yet her idyllic life is shattered when she finds a...


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ISBN 000B0CJLT7G9C
PRICE $2.99 (USD)
PAGES 284

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Very interesting new series with a trio of unlikely personalities who are once orphaned triplets. Each one has their own issues and strengths as well as bad guys hunting them. Well done!
I requested and received an EARC from BooksGoSocial/Brenham Publishing via NetGalley. Thank you!

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The premise of this book is that Claire is a triplet (one sister Megan and one brother Brody), orphaned very young and brought up by a strict family. Claire is profoundly deaf, but has made a good life and is currently working for the American Embassy in Paris. Her sister Megan is different, always challenging, always rebelling.

Megan's boyfriend steals diamonds, but is killed in front of her so she takes the diamonds, but finds herself on the run as some serious criminals want them back. Meanwhile Claire has stumbled into a ladies' toilet at the airport only to find a woman dying of a gunshot wound, who whispers three words and passes on something.

There begins some serious chasing, as the cartel want Megan and the murderer wants whatever Claire was given. Its a fun roller coaster, perhaps not very believable that two sisters could get into such trouble and play off each side to try to get out of the mess. But its a good read and I enjoyed it enough to look for the sequel. Good to see a main character with a disability who doesn't make that their main attribute.

Thank you to NetGalley and Books go Social for allowing me access to the ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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This was a strong start in the Claire Deberaux series, it had a great overall mix of mystery and murder. It worked overall with the characters and how they worked in the plot overall. I enjoyed the way Alan Brenham wrote this and it left me wanting to read the next entry in this series.

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Book #1 in a series that offfers readers some unique main characters, a set of triplets, identical triplets, that will provide enough adventures to keep the series moving along for several more books. The three sisters, Claire, Boyd and Megan will most likely alternate their adventures to keep everything fresh and interesting. The first book in a series must introduce the characters and the community in which they will live and work. Alan Brenham has done an excellent job of making the sisters independent yet supportive of each other. Their supporting characters fit neatly into the story lines. So far, Brenham is batting 1000.

In book #1, we join Claire as she accomplishes a major goal of working in the US Embassy in Paris. This was made harder by the fact that Claire is deaf, an unusual challenge for a main character in a thriller. Claire tries to helped a wounded woman who later dies. This woman will give Claire information on the location of some very valuable stolen goods. As she becomes the target for those looking for the treasure, she and her sisters will work together to stop the thefts and save the day.

Brenham sets up the ending of the story to over arc into Book #2.

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Every Silent Thing had suspense and was such a fun read I couldn't put the book down until the very end.

What a great novel!!

Synopsis:
Shy and deaf, twenty-three-year-old Claire Deveraux has worked hard to land her dream job as a foreign service officer at the U.S. Embassy in Paris. Yet her idyllic life is shattered when she finds a woman lying on the restroom floor dying from a gunshot wound.

The dying woman utters three words to Claire and conceals a thumb drive in Claire’s pocket. The items are keys to the location of proceeds from a bank robbery.

The killer, certain Claire now has sole possession of those items, must find her, recover the code words and the drive, then kill her before she can solve the puzzle and recover the money.

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