Remain Silent starts off quickly with a bang. Laurel Jennings is attending the funeral of her good friend and business partner Jonathan Linton; when she is arrested by LAPD's finest and accused of his murder. Jonathan's family is very wealthy and prominent throughout southern California making it impossible for Laurel to get a lawyer to represent her case. Her only hope is her former lover, Damon Metcalf. Guilt forced Damon to leave his law practicing days behind him after one of his star witnesses is tragically murdered. After receiving an anonymous fax of Laurel's arrest, he leaves his cabin in Montana to come to her rescue.
Meh; that about sums up my feelings for this book. I felt that this book had great potential, but was not utilized to its fullest. Nothing about Remain Silent really stands out for me. Even though the mystery part of the book was very involved, it still only felt skin deep. There is a very intricate mystery here with many different angles. The author presents the reader with many of the secondary characters view points. Among those were the cops investigating the murder, the actual murderer and a couple other people who tie into the mystery as well. While this feature should have strengthened the book, it actually detracted from the romance. More time should have been devoted to Laurel and Damon's relationship. After all, this is a romance. I liked Laurel and Damon. I just wish there would have been more sustenance to them. Laurel was more developed than Damon, but over all not much time was devoted to either one. This wasn't necessarily a bad book. It just wasn't remarkable in any aspect for me.
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I've read one other Jamie Denton and really liked it, but was disappointed in this book. I wasn't all that invested in the characters and didn't really care too much what happened.
What can I say about this book? Not much really. It's not a bad book, but there's nothing that stands out. Parts of it seem undeveloped and the writing style switches from hurried to well thought out. Not bad, just not great.