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Silenced (Lucy Kincaid #4)

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A Washington Sex Scandal

It has been seven years since Lucy was attacked -- and almost killed -- by an online predator. Today, she is well on her way toward a new life. While waiting to begin her training at the FBI Academy, Lucy's is tireless in her fight against cyber sex crime. Her current mission: to find out who killed a high-priced call girl linked to a powerful Congr
Paperback, 405 pages
Published April 24th 2012 by Minotaur Books (first published January 1st 2012)
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May 27, 2012 Darcy rated it really liked it
There was so much going on in this book with the various crimes, but I was more interested in what was going on with Lucy. It seems for the first time in a long time Lucy was made to doubt herself and her abilities. Her superiors seemed to keep giving her a slap on the hand, yet she was the one who managed to connect the crimes together, find Ivy, and find and figure out so many of the major clues.

I found myself admiring Ivy. She might now have been lily white, but she did the best she could to
*Genre* Mystery, Romance
*Rating* 3.0


For the past two months, or since the end of If I Should Die, Lucy has been working as an analysis for the FBI's sex crimes division. Lucy is in a state of limbo while waiting for her turn to enter the FBI Academy at Quantico. Technically she’s not an agent, nor is she a civilian.

Thanks to FBI Agent Noah Armstrong, who is her mentor and training agent, Lucy once again ends up deep in a case that can cause her major problems within the FBI itself. There
May 06, 2012 Annie rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who likes a great suspense thriller
Recommended to Annie by: Met Allison at a Meijer book signing in Michigan in 2009
Another great, edge-of-my-seat story from Allison Brennan. She knows how to write a riveting story that's for sure.
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Lucy Kincaid is back--with a vengeance.

A Washington Sex Scandal

It has been seven years since Lucy was attacked--and almost killed--by an online predator. Today, she is well on her way toward a new life. While waiting to begin her training at the FBI Academy, Lucy's is tireless in her fight against cyber sex crime. Her current mission: to find out who killed a hig
Apr 14, 2012 Desiree rated it really liked it
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Apr 28, 2012 Jess rated it really liked it
3.5/5 - I overall liked this one, the pace really picked up as the story went along and the suspense was well done and had me trying to put all the clues together with the characters. One aspect of the Lucy Kincaid series that I absolutely love is her relationship with Sean - that's lacking in this book. In fact, this is a straight up suspense story, very little romance. I've always loved how Sean is Lucy's rock, after her horrific past, he's the safe place for her so she can actually be herself ...more
Jul 14, 2012 Megan rated it really liked it
I absolutely LOVE every single one of Allison Brennan’s books. I think I have read every one of them, and I can never contain myself when a new one comes out, I have to buy it ASAP!

This series is probably my favorite of all the ones available, simply because if you have read all the other series like I have… then you know Lucy’s story. But with this series, dedicated stickly to Lucy, we are able to delve a little deeper and see how much that horrific incident actually affected her.

I love Lucy! S
Jeff Dickison
May 15, 2012 Jeff Dickison rated it liked it
Pretty fair story but this book loses one star because it is filled with too much angst and too many "be still my beating heart" moments. Brennan has improved as a writer but she still puts too much nonsensical romance in what should be a thriller. Don't get me wrong, I like some romance for the characters, but how many times can I read "Sean is my rock" without wanting to take a rock to him.
May 29, 2012 Allison rated it it was ok
I read a lot in this genre and expect some romance; a flawed main character with a troubled past; conspiracy theory anti-politician undertones; etc. I do read some of the lighter crime fiction authors like Janet Evanovich and even some Nora Roberts. But this was just awful. Plot? Fairly complex and well thought out. But the main character was whiny and immature; the writing was sub-par, and all the characters except the main one were barely developed. The book had no pervasive mood or feeling; i ...more
May 21, 2014 Pattianne rated it liked it
Silenced - Lucy Kincaid #4 - A Washington Sex Scandal

It has been seven years since Lucy was attacked--and almost killed--by an online predator. Today, she is well on her way toward a new life. While waiting to begin her training at the FBI Academy, Lucy's is tireless in her fight against cyber sex crime. Her current mission: to find out who killed a high-priced call girl linked to a powerful Congressman.

A Cold-Blooded Killer

A number of known prostitutes--with scores of high profile clients--are
Melanie Chabrol-
Jun 04, 2012 Melanie Chabrol- rated it really liked it
Lucy Kincaid was raped and attacked many years ago,she longed to work for the police to help serve justice. Many years later she tries out for the FBI and with the help of her PI boyfriend Sean Rogan, and her family with the background of police, FBI and Pi work it helps train her for the REAL WORLD.
Well Ivy and Wendy are prostitutes and are trying to help the younger generation. Once Wendy is killed Ivy panics and tries to save her sister, a promise she made to her mother before she died. Afte
Jun 25, 2012 Lise rated it it was amazing
Allison Brennan has found a riveting protagonist in Lucy Kincaid. I've read all the Brennan books, but this spin-off series with the incredibly tortured young FBI agent in training is superlative. And Silenced is impeccable. Wrenching victims, a fearful and really evocative villain, 2 bad guys whose true identity I never caved to, and a collection of characters who are technically the "good guys", but who have their own dark sides and flaws, including Lucy's lover; this book never stopped. Fast, ...more
Jul 16, 2012 Rhodolitejail rated it did not like it
Shelves: not-recommended
I could hardly finish the book... It wasn't fast-paced... I have been reading the book for quite a while... I tried to prolong reading it in the sense that I would enjoy—but to no avail... I skipped too many pages... I tried my best to like the book— to connect with the characters but I am sorry I couldn't. The book looked good, had a good storyline too if only it had worked...!
Sep 03, 2012 Jenifer rated it really liked it
I'm rating this 3.5 out of 5. This is the first book I've read by Allison Brennan and I enjoyed it. Having not read the first three books in this series, I'm sure I missed some nuances of the characters and their relationships with each other but I don't feel like I missed anything important. I was able to get the gist of the past three books: Lucy was kidnapped and raped seven years ago...she is insecure, distrusting, and suffers from panic attacks because of that experience...her dream is to b ...more
Oct 07, 2012 Alex rated it liked it
Shelves: thriller
SILENCED (pub. 2012) by Allison Brennan is a detective thriller, and part of the Lucy Kincaid series. The opening prologue is what made me have to buy this book. It's a great example of how to make a person want to turn the page.

I wish the author had continued to give us a longer glimpse of the time period/action within the prologue, because for me, it was the best part of the book.

The writing is strong but the 'voice' of the writer doesn't come through for me on this one as it has in other Bren
Dec 07, 2012 Sandra rated it really liked it
I love Lucy. I LOVE Sean. I love Sean and Lucy together. I love how Sean is with Lucy - this captures it perfectly "Sean would much rather she work for RCK. Her instincts were sharp and she certainly had the brains for private security work, but that's not what Lucy wanted." He then proceeds to jump through hoops for Paxton in order to ensure that Lucy gets what she wants. He does this without telling her because it is not about scoring points it is about making Lucy happy.

Noah is a dick. I get
Jul 08, 2014 Diane rated it it was amazing
Due to Hurricane Arthur - I've been doing a lot of reading :)

This was a very good read!
Feb 25, 2013 Yasmin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you enjoy suspense/thrillers with multiple twists, turns and secrets...set against politics and the DC arena...then I recommend this book to you. Silenced by Allison Brennan is part of the Lucy Kincaid series (I'm still trying to figure out the order of the books...but know that Stalked and Stolen come out later this year)but Silenced isn't a standalone read. I think it probably helps to read the other books in the series first to gain a better understanding regarding the characters. I starte ...more
Oct 14, 2013 Larissa rated it it was amazing
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**No Spoilers

I am addicted to the paranormal genres, but after reading J.D. Robb's great Romantic Mystery series, I decided to check out more series in the genre. Now I am a card carrying fan of Karin Slaughter, Lisa Gardner and most recently of Allison Brennan.

I had read Brennan's Paranormal series, but in the Procedural Thriller is where she shines as an author. Not only in the Criminal aspects but also in the interpersonal rel
Denise Sellers
This started out a little bizarre for me. I was beginning to wonder if it really was a Lucy Kincaid book. But in the end it turned out to be ok, I wouldn't say my favorite though.
Aug 17, 2015 Lisbeth rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series, thriller, romance
I recently reviewed the book 'Love Me to Death' by Allison Brennan. I liked it so much so I threw myself over the rest of the books in the series (Kiss Me Kill Me, If I Should Die, Silenced, Stalked, Reckless and Stolen). The books are just soooo good I can't stop reading. The stories are absolutely fantastic, so thrilling with many different layers and I can't remember when I read such suspense novels last. Maybe the books of Henning Mankell can match. There you also have a story and a suspense ...more
A number of known prostitutes--with scores of high profile clients--are turning up dead all over D.C. Is this the work of a depraved killer? Or the result of an inside job? Lucy's investigation will take her into an underground network of prostitutes, the chambers of the country's most powerful players, and her own dark past to confront an unknown enemy who's always one step ahead of her. With the help of her P.I. boyfriend Sean Rogan, Lucy must find and protect the only witness who can identify ...more
Jay Jessmer
Aug 13, 2014 Jay Jessmer rated it liked it
A good book, but something just held it back from being a higher rating for me. The action, as usual, was well paced, but the story just didn't grab me like Brennan's works usually do.
I really didn't like Ivy. We were led to believe her actions were all for other people's best interests, but for someone supposedly so bright, she just appeared stupid most of the time. She doesn't want to trust anyone to help her, but when everyone around you starts getting killed, you are obviously doing a lous
Dec 15, 2014 Vanessa rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
I really like the direction this series is taking. Allison Brennan seems to always pick interesting topics to use in her books. This time, it's political sex scandals and televangelists, and either one would have been enough to interest me. I'm pretty fond of all the characters, and this book continues the series' history of introducing good new characters and keeping older minor ones around. The romance element is still there, but there's absolutely no relationship drama, which was a really wel ...more
Sep 14, 2014 Elvan rated it really liked it
Quite the Thriller. I really enjoyed this edition of Lucy Kincaid and eventually her sister in law Special Agent Kate helping some targeted prostitutes. I am still a little fuzzy about the whole Senator involvement but that is probably because I find this author's weakest link is in her portrayal of the many male characters in her novels.

In one scene they are generous with their praise and encouragement where Lucy is concerned and in the next they are treating her like she is a five yr old. The
Oct 18, 2016 Michelle rated it liked it
I've read all the books in this series so far. The mysteries and action are decent, but I just don't like the characters- particularly Lucy and Sean. As a student/trainee, Lucy has more insight and instincts than seasoned FBI agents. This just does not make her a believable character. Sean is a hot-headed baby always on the verge of a temper tantrum. This is the last "Lucy Kincaid" book for me.
Jan 22, 2016 Rhea added it
Shelves: fiction
"Silenced" is another great book in the Lucy Kincaid series. The book has a gripping plot that spans from the rundown motels that charge hourly rates to the closed doors of politicians to the secret world of religious cults. Noah Armstrong is a major player in this book and hopefully, he'll be in others so we can learn more about his past. This book fills in important details regarding Lucy's FBI application and interviews and plants the seeds for possible future problems in her professional and ...more
Roz Curney-Sherod
May 06, 2016 Roz Curney-Sherod rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of Allison Brennan
Silenced is part of the Lucy Kincaid series- book 4. I loved the plot of this installment with multiple murders being committed and the FBI, Sean and Lucy not seeing the connections until the very end of the book. One of the villains, the televangelist was a pretty sick puppy (no spoilers) which added another dimension to the story. I like Lucy but in this one, she was more insecure than ever and Noah Armstrong her trainer/mentor wasn't much help boosting her self-worth. Noah was pretty mean thi ...more
Caitlyn Morelock
Oct 12, 2016 Caitlyn Morelock rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reading-basket
Awesome! I love it when everything becomes clear and fits into place at the end.
Oct 18, 2016 Starr rated it liked it
3.5 stars
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Oct 24, 2016 Brandy Mcclintock stover rated it it was amazing
Shelves: on-my-bookshelf
Brennan packs this book with all the punches - dead prostitutes, high profile clients, a car crash, shootings, incest! It's all in there - oh and I almost forgot, our favorite couple Lucy and Sean! A fantastic read from start to finish! Five stars!
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Allison Brennan believes that life is too short to be bored, so she had five children and writes three books a year.

Allison has penned more than two dozen thrillers and many short stories. RT Book Reviews calls Allison “a master of suspense” and her books “haunting,” “mesmerizing,” “pulse-pounding” and “emotionally complex.” RT also said that "The Lu
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Other Books in the Series

Lucy Kincaid (1 - 10 of 13 books)
  • Love Me to Death (Lucy Kincaid, #1)
  • Kiss Me, Kill Me (Lucy Kincaid, #2)
  • If I Should Die (Lucy Kincaid, #3)
  • Love Is Murder
  • Stalked (Lucy Kincaid, #5)
  • Stolen (Lucy Kincaid, #6)
  • Cold Snap (Lucy Kincaid, #7)
  • Dead Heat (Lucy Kincaid, #8)
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