A Voice in the Silence

Fiction - Paranormal
308 Pages
Reviewed on 06/13/2022
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Author Biography

D. L. Finn is an independent California local who encourages everyone to embrace their inner child. She was born and raised in the foggy Bay Area, but in 1990 she relocated with her husband, kids, dogs, and cats to Nevada City, in the Sierra foothills. She immersed herself in reading all types of books but especially loved romance, horror, and fantasy. She always treasured creating her own reality on paper. Finally, surrounded by towering pines, oaks, and cedars, her creativity was nurtured until it bloomed. Her creations include children’s books, adult fiction, a unique autobiography, and poetry. She continues on her adventure with an open invitation to all readers to join her.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Emma Megan for Readers' Favorite

This striking paranormal thriller, A Voice in the Silence by D.L. Finn, follows Drea Burr, a lonely, middle-aged woman who spends her days talking to her deceased husband. One night, she sees a dog watching her at the edge of the forest, and a few moments later she sees a cat, and a rat, and invites them into her house. Soon, Drea learns that her new companions aren't ordinary animals. They can talk and their lives are in danger as they come from a horrible place that wants them dead. However, her life is also in great danger as a criminal on the loose seems to circle her house. Luckily, besides her new companions' ability to communicate with humans, they can also speak with ghosts. Thus, with the help of her dead husband, the talking animals, and a police officer, Drea may have a chance to discover who the killer is before whoever it is catches her.

In A Voice in the Silence by D.L. Finn, nothing is what it seems. I was totally mesmerized by this surprising story. It's definitely the most intense book I have ever read. It kept me glued to the pages. A Voice in the Silence by D.L. Finn is filled with never-ending action, intrigue, unexpected plot twists, and delightful characters that captured my heart. The touch of romance perfectly fits into the plot. In it, D.L. Finn keeps the suspense high with many innovative turns. I devoured every word. I'm so thrilled I discovered such a brilliant author and I'm sure this won't be the last book I will be reading from D.L. Finn. Readers who enjoy thrilling paranormal adventure books will love A Voice in the Silence.

Shrabastee Chakraborty

After losing her husband Rob to cancer and three pets to diseases and accidents, Drea Burr led a pretty lonely life. Their only son, Robbie, was almost estranged because Tammy, his frequently indisposed wife, hated Drea. So, it was quite a relief to find a trio of a dog, a cat, and a rat roaming around her house. They were not only highly trained but also could talk like humans. Before she could wrap her head around this strange fact, she became aware that a stranger was stalking her. With a serial killer out there hunting down widows, and a snowstorm confining Drea to her secluded home, can she survive with the help of her animal friends? A Voice in the Silence, a paranormal thriller by D. L. Finn, holds the answer.

D. L. Finn did a terrific job of portraying the thrilling aspects of the story. I kept reading obsessively, eager to know what happened next yet dreading the future. She also excelled at bringing each character to life. Within the first couple of pages, I could empathize with Drea’s grief and longing for some reassuring company. Trying to fulfill her longstanding desire to write animal characters, Finn created a set of adorable furry friends. The mutual love and companionship between the animals and Drea helped them grow into a tight-knit family, making the read wholesome. Ultimately, it was a story of starting over, accepting newfound love, and giving life a second chance. A Voice in the Silence is a feel-good and engaging read with talking animals, a ghost communicating in riddles, a little sleuthing, and a blossoming romance.

Alma Boucher

Drea struggles after her husband's death and drives around with a firearm on her lap. Back home, she sees a large yellow dog at the edge of the forest and tries to lure him home. She ends up with a dog, cat, and a rat in her home. She realizes that the three are friends and notice there is something strange about them. The following day she saw large footprints in her yard that did not belong there and called it in. Officers came to her house and she was told a woman’s body had been found and the killer was targeting widows. Her husband’s friend is one of the officers and offers to sleep at her house to keep her safe. In A Voice in the Silence by D.L. Finn, Drea and Adam’s relationship turns into more than friendship while they try to find the killer together.

Finding a serial killer and keeping the owner of a Lab from taking the animals come together in A Voice in the Silence by D.L. Finn. It was wonderfully written and kept me intrigued until the end. The story was fast-paced and full of suspense and I kept on reading; I did not want to stop. There was so much action that it kept me on the edge of my seat. The descriptions of the characters were so realistic that even the animals were like humans. Some of the characters were so evil I did not like them. Finn created a world where humans and animals became family and loved each other. While reading the story, I lived with Drea and her friends in this unique world. Throughout the story, I could feel the love between humans and the special love between humans and animals.