Title: Voice with No Echo
Author: Suzanne Chazin
Stars: 4 1\2
Suzanne Chazin uses current events to create the background for Voice With No Echo. Most author wouldn't take on the complications of current events, with a large cast of characters and location that are all intertwined to the point everyone at some point will meet. The author is able to keep readers focused to keep from getting lost in the story.
As a readers I found myself lost when it seemed we had already met certain characters in another series or book.
Suzanne Chazin is a top notch Mystery\Thriller writer that this reader will need to go and find her other books.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for a advance copy of Suzanne Chazin Voice With No Echo.
It's spring in Lake Holly, New York, a time of hope and renewal. But not for immigrants in this picturesque upstate town. Raids and deportations are on the rise, spurring fear throughout the community.
Tensions reach the boiling point when the district attorney's beautiful young bride is found hanging in her flooded basement, an apparent victim of suicide. But is she, wonders Vega? If so, where is her undocumented immigrant maid? Is she a missing witness, afraid to come forward? Or an accessory to murder?
Vega gets more help than he bargained for when Immigration and Customs Enforcement sends an investigator to help find--and likely deport--the maid. It's Vega's half-sister Michelle, the child who caused his father to leave his mother. Now an ICE agent, Michelle tangles with Vega and his girlfriend, immigrant activist Adele Figueroa. The law is the law, Michelle reminds Vega. And yet, his heart tells him he needs to dig deeper, not just into the case but into his past, to a childhood terror only Michelle can unlock.
While Vega searches for the demon from his youth, he discovers one uncomfortably close by, erecting a scheme of monstrous proportions. It's a race against the clock with lives on the line. And a choice Vega never thought he'd have to make: Obey the law. Or obey his conscience. There's no margin for error .
Hardcover, 352 pages
Expected publication: March 31st 2020 by Kensington Publishing Corporation
Suzanne Chazin is the author of two mystery/thriller series. Her “Jimmy Vega” series, about an upstate New York cop navigating the world of the undocumented, “hits the heart, not just the pulse,” raves Lee Child. The books are based on Chazin’s outreach work with the undocumented. Publishers Weekly called Land of Careful Shadows (book #1), “timely and engrossing,” and Jimmy Vega, “engaging, psychologically complex.” The book was chosen by the American Library Association as one of the five best mystery books of the year. "A Blossom of Bright Light (book #2) was an "Amazon Best Mystery of the Month." (Book #3) "No Witness But the Moon" was called one of the ten best books of 2016 by the NJ Star Ledger.
Chazin’s other series stars FDNY fire investigator Georgia Skeehan. The Fourth Angel (book #1), Flashover (book #2) and Fireplay (book #3) have been called, “searing and emotionally explosive” (USA Today), and her heroine, fire investigator Georgia Skeehan, “incredibly strong” (People Magazine). The series is based on Chazin’s husband’s work as a high-ranking chief in the FDNY.