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Break the Silence

(Detectives Kane and Alton #7)

4.59  ·  Rating details ·  207 ratings  ·  54 reviews
Her head throbbed as she stumbles up the stairs. Music vibrating and the sound of partygoers fill her head as she walks into one of the dark, empty rooms. As she sits on the bed, she hears the unmistakable sound of the door locking behind her. She is not alone.

The body of college student Chrissie Lowe lies curled into a ball - long red cuts along her arms sugge
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Published November 4th 2019 by Bookouture
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Mandy White
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"What is it with Black Rock Falls? It's as if someone is advertising it as a serial killer's playground" This quote from Break the Silence really did make me laugh. Not that serial killers are funny but this small town has more than its fair share of murder. Thank goodness for David Kane and Jenna Alton. This is book 7 is a fantastic series that I cannot get enough of. Kane and Alton as a great crime fighting duo, although they are as stubborn as each other at times. This book is no different wi ...more
Louise Wilson
Nov 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Kane & Alton #7

Chrissie Lowe had been at a party held by some of the colleges football team. But the worst thing imaginable happened to Chrissie and in the morning her roommate finds her body. But was it murder or suicide? Shane Wolde will have to work that out when he does her post mortem. Then another ody turns up off a party goer. Will Jenna and her team be able to crack the case before any other bodies are found? At the same time the Rodeo and Fall Festival are taking place i
Nov 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
In Break the Silence, the seventh police procedural in this superb series, we are reacquainted with Black Rock Falls Sheriff Jenna Alton and Deputy David Kane who yet again join forces to attempt to solve a brutal set of murders and catch a ruthless, cold-hearted killer(s) before they have the time to strike once again. Kane and Alton are called in to investigate when college student Chrissie Lowe is found dead in the shower as no-one really knows whether this is murder or a tragic suicide. Thro ...more
Sue Plant
Oct 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: d-k-hood
would like to thank netgalley and the publisher for letting me read this brilliant book

book 7 in this series of kane and alton but its only my 2nd book but i love these guys...the chemistry between then and their shared history of work and hidden identities makes these stories a must read...

a young girl wakes up on the lawn and staggers into her shared university house, she will be found dead later with evidence of foul play...

a football team with their
Susan Angela Wallace
Oct 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Break the Silence by D.K. Hood.
Her head throbbed as she stumbles up the stairs. Music vibrating and the sound of partygoers fill her head as she walks into one of the dark, empty rooms. As she sits on the bed, she hears the unmistakable sound of the door locking behind her. She is not alone.
Another fantastic read from this author. Love this series. Jenna and David are still my favourite characters. I had no ideas who it was until until dk wanted me to. Brilliant. Do hope there is mor
Oct 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Black Rock Falls is a busy place in August. Sheriff Jenna Alton and Deputy David Kane have just returned to town after a relaxing holiday when they are called out to attend the discovery of a body in a shower. The victim is college freshman Chrissie Lowe and she was found by her roommate in conditions that suggest she was a suicide. It becomes apparent on the postmortem examination, however, that Chrissie had been viciously raped, by more than one person, and that she had been given several drug ...more
Elaine Tomasso
Oct 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
I would like to thank Netgalley and Bookouture for an advance copy of Break the Silence, the seventh novel to feature Black Rock Falls Sheriff Jenna Alton and Deputy David Kane.

When student Chrissie Lowe is found dead in the shower Genna and the team are unsure if it is suicide or murder. As they investigate they discover that Chrissie had been sexually assaulted after a date with the star quarterback. As more deaths occur, possibly accidental, they don’t know what to think.
Melissa Suslowicz Bartz
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow, wow, wow D.K. Hood nailed it again in her fabulous Detectives Kane and Alton series. I just can’t get enough this series and keep craving more and more. Even though this book is part of a series it can be read out of order or even as a stand alone.

This book is about a detective that won’t give up on finding a woman’s rapist or even worse rapists. While this detective investigates the rape all her suspects keep dying. Were they killed for revenge or were they so remorseful that they took th
Nov 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was my favorite D. K. Hood book. I couldn't believe how fast paced the entire police investigation was or maybe I enjoyed the book so much that I devoured it in one sitting.

A rape and murder in the college campus followed by another death and another caused the Black Rock Falls Sheriff department to work around the clock to get to the murderer. Sheriff Jenna and Deputy Kane and Medical Examiner Wolfe were back.

Having read all the books in this series, this is book 7,
Steph  Sheppard
Break The Silence (Detectives Kane and Alton #7) – D. K. Hood

What a cracking book this is, my advice to you before starting this is make sure you’ve got time to read in peace. This is #7 in the American Police Procedural set in Black Rock Falls yet another stonking read by Ms Hood. Its one of those places that the serial killers are attracted to and I have to say you couldn’t pay me enough to move or even visit for a holiday.

If your chosen genre is an action packed police
Laura Wellman
Oct 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is definitely one of my favorite current series and I always look forward to reading the next adventure. Again, couldn't put it down, didn't want to put it down, and only did so when necessary.

The dynamic between the team, the idyllic setting (which is presented well enough that you can put yourself there, but not dragged out and beat to death for the sake of word count), and the twists and hints made for an awesome read. I genuinely wasn't even close to guessing the ending, and
Martha Brindley
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fast becoming a favourite series, book 7 in the Kane and Alton series is every bit as fresh as book 1.The detectives are investigating a rape, or is it suicide? The investigation speeds up as the body count rises and the main suspect refuses to talk. Very well written, with excellent descriptions and character development. This is a must read series. Thanks to Net Galley for my ARC.
Marj Ward
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
How is this Book #7 in the Kane and Alton series? What a twisted mind D.K. Hood has! I loved this book, possibly even more than the previous ones. A female college student's body is found after she attended a party. Sheriff Alton and Deputy Kane are sent to investigate. Did someone kill her or was it suicide? Then others who were at the party are found dead. A word of advice. Don't read this book before bed or you may not sleep. Thanks to NetGalley, Bookoutre and the Author for allowing me to re ...more
Nerys Roberts
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A College student is found dead in her dorm - it looks like suicide. Evidence at the autopsy leads Sheriff Jenna Alton and her team to believe that she was raped in the hours before her death. Her friend knew she was going to a party where some of the football team live but there is no evidence that she ever got there. Then three members of the football team die in mysterious circumstances and the medical examiner can’t rule out accidental death. The Sheriff and Deputy Kane are convinced that th ...more
Oct 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019, netgalley
Oh Lordy what a cracking read. Number 7 in the series and I think this might be my favourite yet. Rape and murder in Black Rock Falls. It’s definitely got to be one of the most dangerous places in the world!😂. I love this quote “it’s as if someone is advertising it as a serial killer’s playground”
The main plot is excellent with lots of twists and turns and I didn’t for a moment see who was committing the murders. Lots of nice development in the subplot too and everyone is there, doing what
Sep 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to Bookouture and NetGalley for this ARC of the latest in the Black Rock Falls series featuring Kane and Alton and OMG this is by far the best book of the series so far (even though the rest are fab). I literally devoured this book and it had me on the edge of my seat the whole time. It totally gripped from the outset. DK Hood certainly knows how to set a scene and the descriptions make you feel as if you are there. You can feel the chill on your skin, smell the scents coming from the ...more
Jacqueline Murphy
Sep 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Back to what is my favourite fictional place, Black Rock Falls, idyllic but for the fact serial killers seem to lurk in the shadows…..

Sheriff Alton & Kane are only back from holidays when they get a call to an apparent suicide of a young girl in the local college, as they dig deeper, it appears there are suspicious circumstances surrounding her death following the autopsy where Wolfe confirms that the girl, Chrissie, was gang raped shortly before her untimely death.

As Alton &
Tracy Wood
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley, 2019
Black Rock Falls is not a place for the faint hearted! Possibly the serial killer capital of the world it seems one murder is never enough! It's reputation appears to precede it once again when the body of student Chrissie Lowe is found in her dorm room and it becomes clear she had suffered a terrible ordeal.

Sheriff Jenna Alton and right hand man, Deputy Dave Kane, know they have their work cut out to charge anyone in this case as the prime suspects are all entitled young members of
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I cannot believe that 'Break The Silence' is the seventh, yes the seventh, book in the series featuring Detectives Alton and Kane. I have read, reviewed and absolutely LOVED the previous six books in the series and I just knew that I would absolutely love 'Break The Silence' even before I started to read it. I must be psychic or psychopathic because I was so right. D. K. Hood has done it again and she has written a corker of a story, which I thoroughly enjoyed but more about that in a bit.
Zoé-lee O'farrell
I know every time I come to write a review for this series I am in shock at what number we are on! I mean Book 7! Gosh! Each book Ms Hood gets stronger and better and dare I say it….darker! This is a series I have loved from the start and I have to say that Break the Silence probably my favourite one! It is the darkest, most unsettling, violent and the most unresolved yet satisfying ending of them all!

A horrifying, terrifying and heartbreaking opening to the book to make you want to
Kat Dietrich

Break the Silence by D.K. Hood is the 7th in the Detectives Kane and Alton series.

First, let me thank NetGalley, the publisher Bookouture, and of course the author, for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Series Background:    (Warning – May contain spoilers from previous books)
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Break the Silence is the seventh in the police procedural series featuring Detectives David Kane and Jenna Alton, however, I was happy to jump straight in and read it independently without any issues as the author, D. K. Hood provided enough background to allow me to feel comfortable with the characters and setting. Set in Black Rock Falls, Montana, Sheriff Jenna Alton makes a very likeable detective although a little short on inspiration and self-belief. However, Jenna has a good team to handle ...more
This is book #7 of the Kane & Alton series. Whilst I would recommend reading the series in order, this book can be read as a standalone as the characters back stories are briefly explained as the book goes on. In this latest book, Sheriff Jenna Alton and her trusted deputy, Dave Kane are investigating the death of a young student who has been found in the shower, in what seemingly looks like a suicide. When other students are found dead on campus, Alton believes that the deaths are all conne ...more
Joanne Hurley
Sep 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you to #DKHood, the publisher and #NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review "Break The Silence", the seventh book in the Kane and Alton series (while I take umbrage with putting Jenna Alton after Dave Kane, when she's the Sheriff and he's the Deputy, But who am I to quibble with the publisher - just a lowly reader.)

Black Rock Falls is idyllic, except when it's not. Like right now when Sheriff Alton and her Deputies and ME are dealing with the suicide of a young girl aft
Nov 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My thanks to Bookouture for an eARC via NetGalley of D.K. Hood’s ‘Break the Silence’ in exchange for an honest review.

This is Book 7 of Hood’s Detectives Kane and Alton series of police procedurals set in the fictional town of Black Rock Falls, Montana. Even though this was my first foray into this series I found that there was enough background provided.

The central story involves college student, Chrissie Lowe, whose body is found curled up with long cuts on her arm. Whe
Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars

This is the seventh book in the Detectives Kane and Alton series by D.K. Hood.

This book starts out with a bang in a bad way. A young college student is raped at a party and they make it out to be like a hazing event so that the impact of what they all had done made it seem okay in some way. The girl texts her brother who is MIA in the military just so she has someone to talk to as the horror of her experience hits her. She is found the next morning dead from an app
We all cannot be wrong, if your not the Black Rock Falls Train with Kane and Alton, it's not too late. I highly recommend you start with Book 1. Technically each book can be read as a stand alone, but you can watch the growth, the introduction of new characters, and the subtle build of relationships. Each book, this included is a true suspense, true thriller. All her books deal with real life atrocities that happen in our world today, bringing awareness to the reader from different point of view ...more
Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
🏈 Riveting, suspenseful and with a slew of suspects😯
👍👍This was my first time reading a D.K. Hood thriller and won't be the last. The crime investigation team, from Sheriff Jenna, to her constant sidekick Kane, Medical Examiner Wolfe and Rowley, all have interesting backstories before coming to Black Rock Falls for a fresh start. Hints of their past slip in but the plot seldom strays from its focus on a rape that resulted in the death of a naive freshman at the local college.
Monica Mac
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I think this is the best book in the series, so far, and I have read them all. They are ALL good, but this one is just a bit more special. This novel can be read as a standalone but I suggest reading them in order.

Jenna and Kane have just come back from a holiday together, strictly as friends, and there is a dead body awaiting them. Chrissie Lowe has apparently committed suicide but the local jock has some questions to answer. She, unfortunately, is only the first body to turn up in this case,
P.e. lolo
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery-suspense
This story keeps you going from the beginning to the very end. When Jenna and David return from vacation they are thrown into crime almost immediately. Jenna the sheriff becomes more frustrated with the case as she begins to find out about serial rapists happening at the college and the quarterback who is the ringleader and because of his cockiness it is difficult to pin the crimes on him. As that is going on some of the football players who were also involved are now happening to die or be kill ...more
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