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Cry No More

4.06 of 5 stars 4.06  ·  rating details  ·  9,144 ratings  ·  568 reviews
Count your blessings; they can be snatched away in an instant. It is a sentiment Milla Edge knows too well. With an astonishing blend of savvy, instinct, and passion, Milla displays an uncanny gift for finding lost children. When all seems helpless, desperate souls from across the country come to her for hope and results. Driven by an obsessive desire to fill the void in o ...more
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Published November 4th 2003 by Ballantine Books (first published January 1st 2003)
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Blacky *Romance Addict*

Linda Howard, where have you been all my life??????????

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I am really REALLY late on the LH train, but OMG I am so glad I started reading her <3

This will be gush all over the place, just a warning :)

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"He wasn't carrying a weapon, at least none that she could see. But though his hands were empty, she wasn't reassured, because his eyes were the coldest, most remote eyes she'd ever seen. She was looking into the eyes of a killer, and though she was so frightened she was shaking, there w
Kristin (KC)
*4 Stars*

An emotionally charged, action-packed read...

Cry No More boldly delivers a generous combo of suspense, mystery, unconventional love, and heart wrenching scenarios — not to mention, abundant steam, an intense alpha hero, and one of the kindest, most determined, selfless heroines to date. In an attempt to avoid revealing crucial plot details, I'll simply say that this harrowing and gripping tale had me guessing from start to finish, thoroughly exhausting my emotions in the process.

This st
Feb 02, 2015 Shawna rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of intense, emotional romantic suspense & dark, anti-heroes
Recommended to Shawna by: Lots of GR friends!
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5+ stars – Romantic Suspense

Cry No More...No kidding...I don’t think I had any tears left after reading this book. I stayed up until 3:30 in the morning to finish because I just had to find out what happened and the ending made me bawl like a baby. Seriously, I needed a box of tissues and a big hug when I turned the last page. It’s an intense, gut-wrenching, thought provoking, heartbreaking, emotional roller coaster ride that stays with you long after you’ve finished reading it.

Milla is one of
Cry No More has been added to my FAVORITE shelf because I LOVED it. I love the way Linda Howard writes and found it refreshing that she was able to encompass so much within this story without overdoing anything. This story was intriguing, suspenseful, and emotional. The two main characters were strong and inspiring.

Milla had a full life. She was married to an honorable man that she adored and she was blissfully happy that they had just started a family. She loved them and they loved her. And th
She woke crying, as she always did.

Fueled by an obsession to fill the void in other people’s lives, Milla Edge finds lost children—all the while trying to outrun the brutal emotions stemming from a tragedy in her past.

I love a tall, dark and handsome hero. Diaz certainly is that. The strong silent type.

His profile was tough, contained, a little grim. His jaw was still covered with stubble, his lips compressed as if he found nothing in his life to be joyous

Milla has been in limbo for ten y
Lady Heather

5 shiny stars

I just want to start off by saying that this was probably the most difficult review I've written to date.
Even though my friends on GR 'warned' me that this would be a tear-jerker, nothing, and I mean NOTHING prepared me for actually reading, and experiencing what happened at the end of the story.

KUDOS to Ms. Howard's storytelling!


1993 Mexico

In the beginning of the story, We're introduced to Milla and David Boone. David is a surgeon working for a year in Mexico offerin

One word to sum up this book: EPIC. <3

It was also tragic, heartbreakingwarming, suspenseful, unique, beautiful and simply AMAZING.

If you haven't read it yet, my advise would be:

You will not regret it.

 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
It's hard to really say what I think about this story. It starts out so beautiful, showing Milla with her beautiful new baby, and then her life becomes a living hell. Milla is a character that evolves so much over the course of this book. She really is a person who has to rebuild herself from the ground up. You see this evolution occur painstakingly, and then you see her have to go through it again near the end of the book. It's one of those books that I got to the point where I wanted no distra ...more

5+ Stars for the audio version!!

Not only is this my favorite Linda Howard book, it's one of my top ten reads. I've read it several times, and it always every bit as good as reading it the first time, but the audio book took it to another level...fantastic!! For those of you who have read the book, that last emotional chapter, you know what I mean...OMG...James Alejandro Xavier Diaz...I love you, again and again and again...*swoon*!! A top ten hero!! And that epilogue...oh my heart be
Amy (Foxy)
Price drop to $1.99

**Tissues required while reading this story**

Milla is living the picturesque life with her husband, David, and newborn. She’s the wife to a surgeon who is child prodigy. They are in Mexico for a year while he is donating his time and skills to a free clinic. His year of donated time is coming to a close and soon they will be back in America.

One beautiful afternoon Milla and their infant son are in the Mexican Open Market when t
Jul 10, 2008 Eastofoz rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Readers looking for an emotional roller coaster ride
In the mood to rip out your soul, cry buckets, say OMG a few times too many for everything from abject misery to pure rapture? Then read this book! It is sooooooooo good! The hero looks like he was plucked straight out of one of Anne Stuart’s Ice novels—he is incredible. He doesn’t say much, but when he does and how he does what he does just makes you go all limp and you fall down in a puddle of what used to be you--guaranteed! He is the uber alpha/gamma hero, hotness personified. This is one of ...more
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SENSATIONAL! My first LInda Howard book, and most definitely not my last. I loved it. More review to come.
Thank you, Blacky. As I have been told, the best way to cure bad case of a reading slump is to read genres and authors that wouldn't usually be your first choice. So, I did just that - thanks to wonderful Blacky from Goodreads, I got Linda Howard bug. My favorite are romantic suspense novels and out of those that I have read so far, Cry No More is the one that left me completely speechless.

Why I love this book? Oh, where to start... How about because of everything? Let me put it like this - thi
This is one of my old time favorite by Linda Howard. Reading it again after all these years never seemed to diminish my love for this book. Cry No More is one of the best romantic suspense I've ever read.

The heroine, Milla Edge - a mum desperately seeking for her child who was abducted from her own hands when he was just over a months old. For ten years she never give up hope and in the meantime she set up a volunteer group to help others in her predicament.

The hero, James Diaz - an assassin, a
Cry No More was published more than ten years ago, but that hasn’t diminished the appeal at all! It brought out a range of emotions in me. It was a heartbreaking tale, any mother would probably gasp after the first chapter, but it was also an exciting, action packed read! Let’s not forget the romance, because as usual, it’s my favorite part!

Milla’s life was forever changed ten years ago, and since then she’s been a women with a mission. For the last ten years Milla has been the front woman for
Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
With EVERYONE reading this, I feel really nostalgic so I'm going to do a re-read again :D
Penelope ✘ that awkward girl that doesn't go here ✘

If I had a whole week to convey my feelings for this book, I just wouldn't have enough time to write an appropriate review. As a re-read, I didn't think I would be so enamoured with this book, but once again, I'm reminded why Linda Howard is a go-to author for me.

Cry No More is the heart wrenching story of one mother's search for her lost baby. Milla Edge was left for dead after her new born baby was kidnapped in a blitz attack at a market in Mexico. Ten years later, armed
Nov 24, 2013 SanO rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to SanO by: *Book-Lover*
5 Brilliant STARS!

Bang, bang. That's what this book does to your heart. It will bruise it but it'll also make it soar!

This one packed a punch. This book has the best shooting scene ever. I can say there is one standout moment that I will always remember because it's so poignant. If an execution could ever be called romantic in a badass way, then this one holds that title. Those who've read this will understand. Just a little tease for those of you who have yet to read this gem.

OMG this book had
Meet Milla, someone who has a great life, a husband she loves, just had a baby a few weeks ago that both are enthralled with, and she has just set up time for a "first date" with her husband after the baby, you know the kind of date where there are no clothes. Everything seems to be going well in her life that she doesn't even mind all the other mundane tasks that make up life. When at the market things change in a heartbeat as she is surrounded by to men who rip the baby out from her and stab h ...more
Aug 26, 2014 Jonetta rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jonetta by: D.G.
Milla and David Boone were living in Mexico when their six-week old son, Justin, was taken from her while at an outdoor market. Though Milla survived the brutal attack, her marriage didn't and she spent the next ten years searching for Justin. Now leading an organization that helps find the missing, Milla believes she's finally close to finding out what happened to her son.

I enjoyed the story and there are a few heartbreaking moments as you'd imagine when dealing with the topic of missing child
Jul 15, 2008 jenjn79 rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: romance readers
Recommended to jenjn79 by: Eastofoz
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I thought that Cry No More was an absolutely wonderful book. It was one of the most emotional that I have read in a long while. The book was humorous in places, heartrending in others. The heroine, Milla, has spent the last years devoting herself to Finders, the organization she founded to locate missing children. Diaz, a shadowy, dangerous figure who has the reputation of being able to find anyone, appears in Milla's life after she begins asking questions about him. The two team up to unravel t ...more
Nov 19, 2013 Renee rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Renee by: Foxy
Shelves: suspense-romance


Cry No more is a emotional powerful story about having the perfect life in one moment and then watching it all being ripped from you in the next and leaving you only the shell of a person. How far would you go to make it right? This story deals with real-life issues – it’s a must read!

I loved this book - it comprises the perfect mix of drama, suspense, action, mystery and love. It was so raw, real and heart wrenching. The story will have you questioning yourself and what you would do if the ro
Angie **loves angst**
The Plot
How far would you go to find justice?
Ten years have passed since Milla's baby was snatched from her arms while shopping in the market in Mexico. Before this tragedy her life was blissful and idyllic. She had a handsome, successful husband and a beautiful baby boy. This all changes when her baby is taken forcefully from her, and she's left to die after being stabbed in the back. Milla is a fighter, she fights to hold on to her baby boy scratching and clawing the face of the man who took h
First of all I am not one to write a long review for the simple fact that I am actually a pretty shy and private person. I like to rate stars and that's about it. I feel that I have to get out of my normal shell and write a little more to let the world know what a great story Linda Howard wrote here. I do not even know where to begin with this story.. It left me breathless and so emotional. I think that anyone that has children can relate to Milla. I have 3 children and I know that I personally ...more
What did I think of "Cry No More"

Yep, that's right, I absolutely loved it!!

This book had it all!! Although, the subject matter scared me away for a few days, but it being a LH novel, I had to come back for the good stuff.

No matter how many books I read in the future, I will never forget this book. This one brought out the ugly-cry syndrome in about the last 20% of it!

Milla and her husband David are over-the-moon ecstatic about their newborn baby boy Justin. Living in New Mexico helping out at th
CRY NO MORE is another awesome romantic suspense story by Linda Howard. With several villains, some snarky humor, a strong heroine and an anti-hero that you just can't help but love, this was a fast-paced action-piece that I cheerfully gave five well-deserved stars. The underlying question lingered, just who could the heroine trust?

Once upon a time, Milla Boone was happily married with a newborn son. Life just couldn't get any better until that fateful day when her baby was kidnapped. Ten years
♥Laddie♥ (Lee Lee)
BEST Het Romance Couple and Possibly The Best Hero In Any Genre

For years I have been wanting to read this book. I waited for there to be a reprint so that Barnes & Noble would start stocking it again. That didn't happen so, finally, I bought it through the Kindle app on my iPhone. Best. Purchase. EVER.

Cry No More starts out in a beautiful spot. Milla Boone is a very new mother. We see her through her loving husband's eyes as she breastfeeds their newborn. This is one of the most beautiful ti
This one definitely held my interest from page begins 10 years in the past, in Mexico, where Milla's 6-week old son is stolen from her. For 10 years, Milla searched for her son and also formed the privately funded organization, Finders, where she and others helped find missing people in both the U.S. and Mexico.

This book is not much on romance, but it is a suspense. The baby-smuggling ring morphed into "involuntary" body organ donation, but the book did not delve too much into that.

Fabulous Audiobook - oldie, but goodie. I have been wanting to read this book for years because I have heard so much about it and I am glad I listened to it, otherwise it would still be sitting in my mountain of to-be-reads. It lived up to its hype. The story is sad and dark, but uplifting too. It was about a kidnapping ring of children and other bad things, but the heroine was as strong as they come. She was an amazing women and turned her tragedy of loss into a crusade to find missing people a ...more
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Linda S. Howington is an American best-selling romance author writing under the pseudonym Linda Howard. After 21 years of penning stories for her own enjoyment, she submitted a novel for publication which was very successful. Her first work was published by Silhouette in 1982. She is a charter member of Romance
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“He unsnapped her jeans and said, “I want you just like this.” Then he kissed her.
There was nothing romantic about Diaz, no murmured sweet things, no gallant gestures, just this kiss that went on and on, deep and voracious. She’d never been kissed like this before, with an intensity that stripped everything down to the simplest components: male, female. He held her with his hand burrowed into her hair, her skull gripped in his palm, her head tilted back while he fed from her mouth. That was what it felt like, a taking. And yet he gave, too. He gave pleasure. She burned with it, the flames fueled by nothing more than his mouth and tongue.”
“She felt both relaxed and protected with him, at least from outside forces. Nothing, it seemed, could protect her from him, and tonight she wasn’t even certain she wanted to be. Claimed, and mated. She was his, but was he hers? And if he was, what in hell did they do about it?
“I don’t even know what you want,” she said fretfully, beginning to lose herself in rising sensation.
“This,” he muttered in a dark, rough tone. “You.
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