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Silent Evidence

(Evidence #8)

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  88 ratings  ·  41 reviews
The man of her fantasies is finally hers. Sort of…

Two things haunt forensic anthropologist Hazel MacLeod: the bones of victims of genocide she examines for her work, and former SEAL Sean Logan’s rejection. But within days of moving to her cousin’s estate to take a much needed break, she finds herself faced with both.

First, she’s called in to examine a mass grave in Virgi
Published December 28th 2018 by Janus Publishing
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Jan 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
I love Ms. Grant's books as all well know! :)

I liked this one too, but here the romantic part was much more present. Still I appreciated that she was white, while he was black and all the complications (yes, there're still some who don't approve, even in this time period... *shaking head*) a mixed racial relationship can face.
I loved that Hazel didn't even think about it! :)

As usual the mystery was convoluted and complicated, but it was not as action packed as in the other books. It was pretty o
Oct 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
I've given this a B- at AAR, so that's 3.5 stars rounded up.

Rachel Grant is my favourite author of romantic suspense and her recent  Flashpoint  series has been amazing; action-packed, steamy, topical stories featuring complex, engaging characters and edge-of-your-seat plots that have never failed to pull me in and keep me glued to the pages from start to finish.  Now that series is finished (or maybe just on hiatus?), the author has returned to the world of her  Evidence  series to bring us boo
Dec 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Silent Evidence by Rachel Grant was a powerhouse of action and suspense as well as a steamy romance. This book actually stirred up a lot of different emotions for me as I read it and that's a good thing to me.

Ms. Grant is an author that always brings in elements of today's world whether it be international politics, corruption or illegal and immoral biohazard testing. This time the story is set in the United States and centers around the sad but truthful issues of racism, illegal testing of tech
Julie (Jewls Book Blog)
4.5 stars

I loved Sean and Hazel! Hazel is a forensic anthropologist with a quirky, yet smart personality, but I was drawn to her emotional vulnerability. I loved how she wasn’t afraid to admit she needed help. As for Sean, he was a protective and calm rock of support...unless it involved Hazel. He twisted himself into knots trying to deny what was between them! As I was reading, Katy Perry’s Hot and Cold chorus just kept buzzing through my brain as Sean and Hazel danced around each other! The s
Laura Baird
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another excellent installment in the Evidence series. And always the perfect combination of intrigue that keeps you guessing with amazing emotion and sexy romance. Loved it!
The unfulfilled, unrequited type stories are what I tend to go after and 'Silent Evidence’—touted by Rachel Grant as such—was one that I immediately pounced on when it came. Then again, reading Grant’s works is always an enthralling, absorbing experience.

'Silent Evidence’ isn’t exactly a standalone to begin with. Characters from Grant’s previous books do play a substantial part in here—with the many references to the events of previous books providing much-needed context for how well we can und
Bea  Charmed
3.5 stars Looking forward to the nect one.
Toni Anderson
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this latest installment in the Evidence Series! Two realistic and empathetic characters you can fall in love with as they fall in love with one another.
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In the midst of bones, politics and intrigue, lies a past they can no longer ignore…

I have read some amazing books throughout 2018. I end the year with an incredible book called SILENT EVIDENCE - Evidence series - Bk 8 by Rachel Grant.

While familiar with the Flashpoint series, SILENT EVIDENCE was my first book read of the Evidence series. WOW!! Incredible!! It’s a book that will resonate with you, one that leaves you feeling so much yet also reeling, astonished and hopefully will challenge pers
Dolly Sickles
Dec 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rachel Grant is back with the eighth book in her Evidence series, SILENT EVIDENCE. After what turned out to be a spectacular break for her Flashpoint trio, it’s exciting to finally see if Hazel MacLeod, cousin to half of my favorite couple in the series (Alex Ravissant from 'Incriminating Evidence'), finally gets the man she’s been crushing on for years.

One thing you can count on in any of Grant’s stories is that her heroes and heroines are equally intelligent, accomplished and are always well-m
Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Silent Evidence is the latest book in Rachel Grant’s Evidence series. It was fantastic! Ms. Grant certainly knows how to combine romance, suspense, current events and hold your breath suspense. I have read every book Ms. Grant has written and have loved them all.

Hazel MacLeod is our heroine. She is a forensic anthropologist and while home trying to cope with debilitating mental flashbacks from her last job in the Balkans, she is asked to help out a friend with a potential mass grave filled with
Jan 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ask yourself a question - what do you look for in a romantic suspense story?  If it is strong, character driven plot lines, with off the charts chemistry, palpable tension and exceptional storytelling, then look no further.

And don't forget the chocolate martinis.

This is another wonderfully immersive tale from Rachel Grant.  Each book, set within the same group, is completely different (with the exception of the strong lead characters).  I don't know how she keeps producing these great stories, b
Dec 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I always love Ms Grant's works, and this one is no exception! Hazel and Sean are great characters, and I just adored them together. I somehow skipper over Poison Evidence (what's the fun in reading things in order?) but I had no problem catching up on the backstory, although I will definitely be going back to read that one now! Hazel is a smart and layered heroine, and it was refreshing to see how she handled her insecurities and set backs. This was a slower build romance, and I loved when they ...more
Jan 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Good story, good book, but since I did not read the previous instalments I felt a lot likeI was missing chunks of the story and insider discussions. I might read the previous books and come back to this one though.
Best parts of the book : the very realistic approach on mixed couples (not sure how it is called in English), the strong and crazy smart heroine, the caring Hero who owned up his mistakes and apologised properly :)
Dec 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Silent Evidence is one of the best in the series. I know I have said this before but when you read a Rachel Grant book, you are reading a very well researched, thoroughly crafted story with characters so well developed they feel like family. The suspense, along with the romance, was perfect. I must admit, Sean needed to be smacked a few times, but once he finally acknowledged his feelings, he was all in. Hazel was a sweetheart with a side of dirty that you don’t expect from a nerd. There were al ...more
It's been a long wait for Sean Logan's book, but it's finally here and it didn't disappoint!
I loved it! I loved the re-vamp of an older plot, I loved the romance, I loved seeing all the happy couples from previous books!
I can't wait for more!!!
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another smash hit by this author and now we get Sean, the delicatable Raptor who has made appearances in other books previous to this one. He has had a thing for Hazel, his boss’s cousin for years and even turned her down months before but now she needs his protection when Alec starts receiving threats that could be aimed at his wife or Hazel, and Alec isn’t taking any chances. Hazel is living with Alec and Isabel after returning from her latest find and is recuperating after finding her last di ...more
Silent Evidence is the long awaited new installment in the Romantic Suspense Evidence series by Rachel Grant. Once again she has delivered another rollercoaster mystery ride packed with her distinctive signature, scientific insight, and awareness of today’s controversial topics such as the abuse of technology and science, the abuse of political and law enforcement power, and the resulting impact of that abuse on individuals unable to defend themselves while simultaneously leaving the reader chas ...more
Dec 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-it, have-read
Hazel and Sean need to 'pretend' to be boyfriend/girlfriend to keep Hazel's protection a secret. They are very convincing! Then there are the bones that Hazel is investigating. When the bullets start to fly, they need to figure out if they are actually after Hazel, or does her politician cousin have something going on? I voluntarily reviewed a free ARC of this book.
Dec 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Silent Evidence (Evidence, #8) by Rachel Grant is a romantic suspense that can be read as a stand alone. Forensic anthropologist Hazel MacLeod becomes the object of a direct threat sent to her politician cousin and needs the protection of his trusted employee and friend Sean Logan. The enticing slow burn between Sean and Hazel has been simmering for a while, always put on the back burner. The friends to lovers dynamic is dispersed among the suspense and action bringing together a highly intense ...more
Kimberlyn j grimes
Keeping the series hot

Excellent story line and it was fun to see more of the characters from the earlier books come together to save their friends and team mates. Great continuity in plot and story line while still able to stand alone.
Dec 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The latest installment of the Evidence Series does not disappoint! This is Sean and Hazel's story and there was quite a bit to unpack in this book.

I love - love - friends to lovers stories. And I love them even more when they love each other already but are too caught up in their own head to admit it to each other, coming up with excuses as to why the relationship won't work. Hazel's cousin, Alec, received a threat that could be pointed at either Hazel or Alec's wife Isabel. Not knowing who the
Dec 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Silent Evidence is the 8th book in the Evidence series but don’t let that stop you from reading it if you haven’t read the other books. Part way into the beginning of this book, I realized I must have missed the previous book in the series, because I didn’t remember some of the names of the characters or the situations they had faced. I must admit, I thought for a heartbeat would I be missing some of the back story because of that, but then I figured not everyone will have read all of the series ...more
Laura R
Dec 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As a prolific reader (200+ books/year), I'm always excited when I get totally drawn into a book from the beginning and don't want to put it down until I've reached the end.

While I've read a couple of the Flashpoint books, this is the first book of the Evidence series that I've read. There is so much in this book - family (both blood and work), steamy romance, humor, mental health, racism, politics, and the mystery of the bones in the lake. Hazel is a forensic anthropologist who has an undeniabl
Rina Najman
Not The Quality I Usually Expect From Ms. Grant

I adore all of Ms. Grant's books with the exception of this one. While I enjoyed the mystery and loved the twist and surprise, I was stopped time and again by two glaring issues.

The first was repetition. I felt as if, on some cases, I had just read the same thing a page earlier and, it turned out, I had. Several times.

The second problem was the overwhelming use of passive language. Despite a lot of the story taking place in real time within the stor
Dec 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
While this book could be read as a standalone I recommend it for people who already know at least some of the series, as all the previous characters have a reappearance here on Cressida's and Ian's wedding, and there's a lot of reference to previous plots. But if you're new to it - no worries! It's all well explained, and this book will make you want to catch up on what you've missed so far. The story is full of suspense and the main couple is absolutely irresistible. I love it that all the wome ...more
Jan 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Feeling used

This was a great book for fans of this series. The characters from the other books are all getting together for a wedding, but of course it isn’t that simple. Sean is finally getting his own story and he has to pretend he’s in a relationship with Hazel, whom he has had strong feelings for since he met her over four years ago.
This book reignites concerns and issues from a previous story set in Alaska. That book was the first one I read in the series so it held a special place for me.
Denise Van plew
Dec 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This author knows how to deliver thrills with suspense intertwined with romance. In saying that you know this one was quickly opened with Hazel and Sean to take you on this ride. She is one interesting person who quickly captures your attention with what she does. She will also soon find herself in danger with that getting the suspense meter ticking. It will also open the door for a second chance with Sean coming into things. In no time at all you will become wrapped up into this one escaping in ...more
Maggie Chan
Dec 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
I loved the story between Sean and Hazel. A threat from an unknown enemy forces Sean to pretend to be Hazel’s boyfriend to protect her. The only problem is that Hazel wants it to be real and Sean is having a difficult time focusing on his job when Rachel is constantly testing his resolve to remain professional. The character development was so well crafted that I was completely wrapped up in their story. There was action, mystery, romance...the perfect balance. Rachel Grant is one of my favourit ...more
Cindy ~
Dec 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
A mass grave on domestic soil sets up this latest story in the Evidence series. Fans of the series will also recognize forensic anthropologist Hazel MacLeod, who is Alec Ravissant cousin and Ivy's sister.

Along with being set in the US it also deals with many issues that are prevalent right now. Racism, racial profiling and mental health.

More character centered than fast paced action thriller, intrigue and international conspiracies this time around. But the characters were ones we loved from p
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Rachel Grant worked for over a decade as a professional archaeologist and mines her experiences for storylines and settings, which are as diverse as excavating a cemetery underneath an historic art museum in San Francisco, survey and excavation of many prehistoric Native American sites in the Pacific Northwest, researching an historic concrete house in Virginia, and mapping a sev

Other books in the series

Evidence (8 books)
  • Concrete Evidence (Evidence, #1)
  • Body of Evidence (Evidence, #2)
  • Withholding Evidence (Evidence, #3)
  • Incriminating Evidence (Evidence, #4)
  • Covert Evidence (Evidence, #5)
  • Cold Evidence (Evidence, #6)
  • Poison Evidence (Evidence, #7)