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Silent Run (Sanders Brothers #1)

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Forced off the road by another car, a woman awakens in a hospital with amnesia. Then a handsome stranger appears and informs her he is her baby's father and that she disappeared seven months ago. Now they must put their trust in each other to find their child and discover who wants her dead--and why. First in a two-part series.
Paperback, 400 pages
Published March 4th 2008 by Onyx
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Karla


4 Stars! Pretty intense romantic suspense!

Heavy on the mystery, light on the romance...a combination I enjoy!

The focus was on the solving the unknown circumstances surrounding the disappearance of Jake and Sarah's child's, which in turn began to solve Sarah's conceived betrayal of Jake. As the pace picks up and things become clear, the pieces start to fit together, Sarah and Jake find their way back to each other. There were also a few key secondary characters that added additional depth to the
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Christa
This was an engrossing romantic suspense book.. The heroine, Sarah, wakes up in the hospital after an accident with amnesia. When her former lover, Jake, shows up demanding to know why she ran away from him months ago and what she has done with their baby, she starts to realize that she has serious problems in her life. The novel follows Sarah and Jake as they try to find their baby and figure out why someone wants Sarah dead. Jake is understandably furious with Sarah over leaving with their chi ...more
Mo
Started this one, then stopped reading it, started it again, then stopped. Eventually said to myself - go finish this book. It was a good read. Found it a bit slow in the beginning but the pace picked up about halfway through. Wouldn't be a favourite or a re-read but a solid enough book.
Jane Stewart
3.5 stars. The second half was better than the first half. I enjoyed the process of collecting clues to solve the mystery.

STORY BRIEF:
The story begins with a car following Sarah. She is driving in a storm, afraid, and has an accident. She ends up in the hospital with amnesia. Her 16 month old daughter Caitlyn is missing. Jake arrives and claims to be Caitlyn’s father. He says Sarah lived with him for 2 years and then ran away 7 months ago taking Caitlyn. He is angry and wants his daughter Caitly
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Gabby
You're running for your life via a car going through the mountains in California during a terrible storm. Someone is following you...and gaining speed. You keep checking the rearview mirror but you can only see a man's silohette. You were too busy checking the car behind you that you notice the turn last second in the road. You swirve to make the turn only to find another vehicle coming head on. You swerve again and the next thing you know everything goes black...

You finally come to and don't kn
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Nenette
No stones left unturned as they say. That is always the case with Barbara Freethy's books. In my opinion, that style is working to her advantage. There's quite a different tone and intensity though in this book as compared to her other novels.

Although everything was revealed at the end, the author took her sweet time in building up the story; not to the point of monotonous and boring, though.

I enjoyed this one and I am not wasting time so I'll go directly to the second book in this series.
Pamela(AllHoney)
The first in the Silent series by Barbara Freethy. I loved it. This grabbed me from page one and I had a great ride through the entire book. Looking forward to book 2 and it will be going on my keeper shelf.
Obedia Anguiano
Oct 12, 2011 Obedia Anguiano is currently reading it
If you had lost your memory of your past would you do anything to get it back? A young woman mentally fights through to find out who she is and her past. Through the battle of this she hurts those who love her. Freethy's Silent Run captured me with its suspense.

The characters bring out the suspense for you. There isn't just one narrator. The main characters narrate continously in the book. A young woman, named Sarah, wakes up in a hospital with amnesia. Jake, her husband, helps her try to reme
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Elizabeth
This book kept me reading long after I should have been in bed! A woman is driving up the California coast highway when she is forced off the road and her car sent over a cliff. She awakens in a hospital with amnesia. Does she trust the man who shows up claiming she is the mother of his child, and both she and the toddler had disappeared 8 months ago? After someone tries to kill her in the hospital she trusts her gut enough to go with this man who claims she is the mother of his child. Does her ...more
Milena Benini
This is a 2.5-star book, and I would have rounded up if it weren't for the 753 excerpts taking up the last 10% of the book, which always gets on my nerves.
Other than that, it was nothing to write home about. Romantic suspense is difficult to do well, and in this case the suspense was somewhat decent (if you ignore the ridiculous amnesia plot point) and the romance was utterly standard, producing the end result reminiscent of those paint-by-the-numbers pictures: it's not actively bad, but it's no
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Paula Legate


Every once in awhile you come across a really good book, This is one of those books that had me from the get go. I bought it on sale for .99 cents. The books I buy for .99 cents are most of the time, not worth it. I was pleasantly surprised by this one. I was so engrossed in the story, that it was hard to put down.

Sarah woke up in the hospital with no memory. She can't remember her name, her life, or anything. She later finds out she has a daughter. What kind of mother is she, if she can't remem
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Joy  Cagil
I think this is the best novel I read by Barbara Freethy. The story is full of suspense, which immediately grips the reader’s emotion and attention without letting go.

The novel starts with Sarah Tucker driving fast in the middle of a stormy night, because she is being chased by someone. When she opens her eyes in a hospital with a head wound, Sarah remembers nothing, as to who she is, what she looks like, and where she has come from. The highway police find nothing on her or in her car, showing
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Goddess Of Blah
DNF 33% - it just didn't hold my attention. I did read the end to see what happened and it was rather predictable.
MADE ME SLEEPY...zzzzz
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NOT A BAD BOOK - but unfortunately the principle characters were rather meh and the plot had far too many holes.
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The suspense/ mystery part was ok but unrealistic. The romance - then it was far too formulaic (as a few reviewers pointed out).
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There were so many instances that didn't make sense or weren't thought through. If you're not bothered about the suspense/
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Ana Rousu
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Maureen
Story about a woman, Sarah, who is run off the road only to wake up in a hospital bed with amnesia. Her estranged boyfriend and supposed father of her daughter shows up at the hospital furious with her for running away. So begins the chase of trying to figure out where their daughter is and why she is in danger. It was a super fast read. I liked it and purchased the next book in the series because I am a sucker for characters that continue in books.
Joanna Brocklehurst smith
When Sarah Tuckers runs her car off the road one rainy night and ends up in hospital with amnesia, she has to quickly discover why someone is trying to kill her.
Her picture is put on the news to try to find out who she is and when a man appears at the hospital saying that she was his girlfriend who ran off with his child who she doesn’t remember, never mind remember where the child is.
Jake Sanders, Sarah’s ex, turns up at the hospital and she has no idea who he is and whether she can actually
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JoAnne
Suspenseful novel that pulls you in from page 1 to find out why Sarah is running scared. Ending wants you knowing more and upon finishing the book I found there was an excerpt from the next book "Silent Fall" which continues delving into the lives of the characters. Enjoyable read. Shed some tears along the way. Recommend it. Looking forward to reading "Silent Fall" as well as some of the author's other books. New author for me.
Kylie
3.5 stars.

This is not usually a genre I read - I find that the romance interferes too much with the mystery, and I prefer my thrillers to be more about the story than the lurve.

So it was a pleasing surprise to enjoy this book! I liked the story - and back story - of Sarah, as she discovers who she is. I also liked that Jake wasn't tooooo strong and silent and moody - which is usually the sort of irritating character that you get in this genre. In fact he had some great personal insights as the s
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Dee
It took me quite awhile to finish this book because I fell asleep every time I started to read it. This should have been a sign that I should give it up. It had such an interesting synopsis but fell short. I'm not even going to bother discussing everything that was wrong about it. The only reason it isn't getting one star is because it was better than Saving Rachael, which I consider the worst book ever written.
Mystica
A woman is involved in a horrific car accident. Forced over by a cliff by a pursuing car, she awakes in hospital to total amnesia. What is frightening is that there is a baby car seat in the vehicle, with a single shoe but no sign of an infant.



Sarah keeps getting glimpses of her past but they are just seconds of her life and with the arrival of Jake who claims to be the father of baby Caitlin and who is furious that Sarah just took off seven months ago with his beloved daughter and for no appare
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Ry
This is the story and Sarah and Jake(?) and their daughter, Caitlyn. The literary aspect of suspence was very well used, but I felt that the book had a little too much figurative language. Things like 'languidly strolled across the cracked, uneven sidewalk' which was not in the book, are extremeley off putting. All in all, it was a very good story.
Sparkymom
Difficult story

The storyline for this book made it emotionally difficult. Jake is antagonistic from the beginning (with good cause since Sarah disappeared with their daughter several months before with no word). He spares no feelings in his verbal attacks toward Sarah. She takes it all in stride knowing she has made a big mistake but having no way to fix anything because her memories are all gone. While I understood Jake's feelings, I felt he was extremely harsh and felt sorry for Sarah. The sto
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S.M. Koz
I found this to be a very enjoyable read. I've never read a book by this author so I didn't know what to expect. What I really enjoyed about her style was the mix of mystery and romance. Mystery can be hard to pull off well, but I think she did it. There was tension and suspense with the right mix of revealing things in order to keep the reader vested in the story.

This is part of a series, but, thankfully, there wasn't really a cliffhanger at the end. The author sets up a nice segue into a secon
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Louise Wardell
Poor Sarah she had lots of trials in her life. She almost lost the one that was willing to love her and protect her when she was trying to protect him. Jake and Sarah deserved a happy life together
Jean
Forced off the road by another car, a woman awakens in a hospital with amnesia. Then a handsome stranger appears and informs her he is her baby's father and that she disappeared seven months ago. Now they must put their trust in each other to find their child and discover who wants her dead--and why. Forced off the road by another car, a woman awakens in a hospital with amnesia. Then a handsome stranger appears and informs her he is her baby's father and that she disappeared seven months ago. No ...more
A
After being disappointed by a couple of books I had read before this I needed a pick me up. This sounded like just the thing. I love the characters involved in this story line. They are easy to identify but not boring. While at first in the book, there is a lot going on. Within a couple of chapters the main idea of the story makes itself present. I knew it was something major then as I read on the pieces started to go together. It was completely predictable but you were't completely lost either. ...more
ChapterOne
Another amnesia book. It's an OK read. Before I Go to Sleep was much better.
Elene Wood
Just finished reading this story. It had me gripped from beginning to end. Sarah was such a complex character and she just got more complicated as her story revealed itself. Loved Jake and could fully understand his desperate need to be reunited with his daughter.

This book was a free download but well worth paying for. I am going straight on to purchase the next in the series to find out more about Jake's brother Dylan. He comes across as a very deep and troubled character and I cannot wait do
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Martha
Silent Run starts off intriguing and suspenseful and keeps you pinned to the edge of your seat. Sarah is a woman who wakes up in a hospital with no memory of her past and Jake is a man desperate to find his daughter and her mother. Sarah and Jake embark on a journey to not only bring back Sarah's memories of who she is but also to find their young daughter who has mysteriously vanished.

As Sarah starts to regain her memory you can't decide if she really is just someone who tells lie after lie or
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Shanna
A terrific fast paced thriller with just the right amount of romance thrown in. Hard to imagine what it would be like to wake up in a hospital with amnesia surrounded by people who are very angry at you and then have an attempt made on your life. It was interesting to see how various events and encounters started to trigger Sarah's memory, even the dark ones she preferred to stay hidden. I liked all the characters and look forward to getting to know them better in Silent Fall.
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Barbara's love of writing developed out of a love of reading. Growing up in an all-boy neighborhood, she spent quite a bit of time reading through her mother's large library, many of which were romantic novels. After graduating from the University of California at Santa Barbara, she went into Public Relations, but soon discovered that writing was her true passion.

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