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Dead Silence Blog Tour: Book Review + Giveaway

**I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley for consideration. All thoughts are 100% my own.

About the Book

Book:  Dead Silence
Author: Robin Caroll
Genre: Christian Suspense
Release Date: June 2020

Political games can be deadly…

Elise Carmichael is a court sign language interpreter who reads lips all the time. As a widow with a young son who is deaf, lip reading is simply second nature, until the day she reads the lips of someone on the phone discussing an attempt to be made on a senator’s life—a senator who just happens to be her mother-in-law. Before she can decide what she needs to do, she receives the information that her son is rushed to the ER and she must leave. Then she later sees the news report that her mother-in-law has been shot and killed. But when she comes forward, her life, as well as her son’s life, may now be in the crosshairs of the assassin.

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About the Author

“I love boxing. I love Hallmark movies. I love fishing. I love scrapbooking. Nope, I’ve never fit into the boxes people have wanted to put me in.” Robin Caroll is definitely a contradiction, but one that beckons you to get to know her better. Robin’s passion has always been to tell stories to entertain others and come alongside them on their faith journey—aspects Robin weaves into each of her twenty-five-plus published novels. When she isn’t writing, Robin spends quality time with her husband of nearly three decades, her three beautiful daughters and two handsome grandsons, and their character-filled pets at home. Robin gives back to the writing community by serving as executive director/conference director for ACFW. Her books have been recognized in such contests as the Carol Award, Holt Medallion, Daphne du Maurier, RT Reviewer’s Choice Award, Bookseller’s Best, and Book of the Year. You can find out more about Robin by visiting www.robincaroll.com.

More from Robin

Hi, there. . .Robin here. I’m getting so excited for the release of my thirty-fourth novel, DEAD SILENCE. I have to say, I love this book. The heroine is strong, yet flawed. Her love for her son—willing to do anything to protect him is a mother’s instinct I relate to so well, having three daughters and two grandsons. The love of a mother for her child is so ingrained in me that I wanted to share that in a story.

I’ve been asked why I opted for a heroine who is an ASL translator and who has a deaf son. Many years ago, I became friends with someone who is deaf. She shared with me some of her frustrations, but also how her way of life is in comparison to mine. It got me to thinking that being deaf could be thought of as a disability but could also be used as an advantage…it was all in how you looked at it. My friend shared many stories of how she “eavesdropped” by reading lips and learned much about people and how they reacted to issues, enough that it led her into her career field today—a counselor, specializing in providing therapy for the hearing impaired as they live in a hearing world. I hope that I portrayed my characters in this positive light.

While I’m a Louisiana girl at heart, I reside in Little Rock, the capitol city for Arkansas. Since Bill and Hilary Clinton lived here and claimed it home before Bill was President, we have many political plans and posturing here. I saw it as a perfect backdrop for this particular story with the political undercurrents running rampant throughout the story.

I hope that you enjoy reading DEAD SILENCE as much as I enjoyed writing it.

My Thoughts
Robin Caroll is a new to me author, but after finishing Dead Silence... I certainly cannot wait to check out some of her other novels. I literally could not put it down!

The action picked up right from the first page as court sign language translator Elise 'overhears' (through reading lips) a threat made against her senator mother-in-law's life. After telling the FBI what she'd witnessed, the threats start coming... and the action doesn't let up throughout the entire book. When I say I couldn't put it down, I mean it... just when I thought I'd reach a good stopping point and could take a break, something else would happen and I'd find myself needing to keep reading. As such, one can imagine it was a very quick read. The story itself really only covers a few short days, but what a packed few days it was. There were several twists and turns throughout, and while I had come to guess many of them before the reveal, it kept me intrigued nonetheless. Even after knowing who the bad guy was, I still needed to know how it was all going to play out.

While many of the suspense novels I read also have an element of romance, this one was strictly suspense, not even a hint at it. While I personally enjoy the romantic aspects in those other books, I didn't miss it at all here... really there was no time TO miss it. I know readers who enjoy the suspense, but can't stand the romance will truly appreciate this as well.

Overall, this was a fantastic read. If you love Christian suspense novels, it's definitely one worth checking out. I personally cannot wait to read more from this author in the future!

Blog Stops

Emily Yager, June 20
Rebecca Tews, June 21
By The Book, June 22
Genesis 5020, June 22
KarenSueHadley, June 23
Betti Mace, June 24
Remembrancy, June 24
Splashes of Joy, June 26
HookMeInABook, June 26
Mary Hake, June 27
Simple Harvest Reads, June 28 (Guest Review from Mindy Houng)
amandainpa, June 28
Worthy2Read, June 29
Pause for Tales, June 29
Hallie Reads, June 30
Quiet Quilter, July 2


To celebrate her tour, Robin is giving away the grand prize of a $25 Amazon gift card!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. I think I've read every book of Robin Caroll's. I like all the different plots she comes up with. It was something pleasant to read during the pandemic.

  2. This sounds really good, the cover looks pretty

  3. Thank you for this post! I love to read suspense novels. I have gotten behind in my reading despite being home for months.

  4. I appreciate getting to hear about your book. Thank you for sharing!

  5. Thanks much for sharing your book and a giveaway. Sounds great!

  6. Great review! Sounds like a must read.

  7. Great review sounds like an amazing read!

  8. This sounds like a great book. I like the cover.


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