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Silent Evidence

(Evidence #8)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  378 ratings  ·  83 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 Vir
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
Aug 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romantic-supense, arc
Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review.

There is much to like about this book, but also there are some I just didn't care for. I love Rachel Grant and have given all the books in the Evidence Series 5-Star ratings. "Silent Evidence" has some of the best elements of her previous books: strong ties (family, friends and work), hot romance, some humor and an intriguing suspense plot that has you off balance from the begi
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 (Jewlsbookblog)
Dec 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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!
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.
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
3.5 stars Looking forward to the nect one.
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
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 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 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
So good I cannot wait to dive back into this series for the next book as soon as I finish this review. I love these characters. Spunky women and these hot hunky guys who protect their women no matter what while also helping them achieve what they wish.

Will Sean and Hazel get together or will she and Sean finally cut ties to one another completely? Read what happens when Hazel:s life is threatened and Sean has to be her bodyguard for twenty-four hours a day. And they have to pretend to be somethi
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
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Bad guys, politicians, mad scientists, mind control, spies...This book has all of the above...and steamy moments between an interracial couple. Fantastic book! Now I need to dive into the other books in the series!!
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!!!
Jessica (the naptime writer)
Sep 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
**I received a complimentary ARC of this book via Netgalley but all opinions provided are my own.

Rachel Grant’s Silent Evidence is moving—tender and hot and filled with the romantic suspense drama that I love. The first half of the book was a little rough for me, but after one pivotal scene between the leads, I was all in.

Forensic anthropologist Hazel MacLeod is tasked with studying a large cluster of bones unearthed during a dam construction project. She has to determine when the bones were b
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
Sep 15, 2019 rated it liked it
Silent Evidence by Rachel Grant is the eighth book in the 'Evidence' series. I have read the previous books in this series and it was great to get to know two more characters. Hazel MacLeod is a forensic anthropologist and is making an assessment of a mass grave at the request of her cousin's wife, Isabel. There are security problems on the site and due to previous threats, Hazel is appointed a bodyguard, Sean Logan. Even though this book is part of a series, you can read it as a stand-alone boo ...more
Book Him Danno
Sep 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4 1\2 stars out of 5
I found Rachel Grant a few years ago and found myself unable to walk past her books without buying my own copy. Her characters are smart, strong, and a little over the top romance.
The men fall in love hard and fast with the women. Silent Evidence is a mix of romance, reminder what PTSD does to a person and how hard it is to recover without help.
The book isn't really a stand alone as it bring out characters from other books that readers of the series loves. Not to mention thi
Carrie S
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
⭐️ Five Stars ⭐️

I loved this book! I love the detail and research Rachel puts into every book she writes. The plots, full of suspense and intrigue, are my favorites and it’s never simply a case of whodunnit. I always love the books later in a series where you have had time to really see their characters grow and come together. Hazel and Sean may be my favorite couple! I love that I learn more about history and archeology with every book and you make it interesting and exciting, the super hot ro
Elis Madison
Jun 07, 2020 rated it liked it
I had to ding this one by a star because the characters spent too much time thinking about their maybe/maybe not relationship. It was repetitive and I skimmed a lot. Still a good read and worth picking up if you’re into the series, it just takes awhile to get to the action.
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
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.
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.
Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was ok
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USA Today bestselling author 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

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