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Cry No More

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  11,245 Ratings  ·  764 Reviews
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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
Published November 4th 2003 by Ballantine Books (first published 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
Anna's Ramblings ツ
Wow, wow, wow.


First things first:

Confession: I almost didn't give this book a chance. I tried reading it a long time ago (twice) but I never got past the prologue. I thought I wouldn't like it.

But, oh how wrong I was!

Because this is, hands down, best Linda Howard's book. I will never forget it. Never.

The hero and the heroine are one of the most lovable characters in the entire romantic suspense genre. How can you not love them?

Milla. One of the best heroines ever. She is such a strong chara

I've always heard great things about Linda Howard, but with so many books out there, I've just never gotten around to reading any of her work.I know. I must be living under a rock. Why have I waited so long??? This book was simply perfect, the suspense, the emotion, the romance, all expertly blended to create a story I will never forget. I highly recommend this one.
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
Mar 30, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  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
Jun 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Nov 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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

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.

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
Jun 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cry No More 4.5 tears....
Gonna try and keep this short. If you haven't picked this gem up, do it. It's a book that was recommended to me, and thank god I took my dear friends advice and gave it a chance.

This book completely rocked my world. It made me smile, it made me cry, it definitely made me wish to god I could kick book assholes asses, it made me love, it really made me smile, and oh my god did this book make me fall in love with the strongest hero I've ever read. Milla Edge, how I love yo
Jun 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Stars

I’d like to thank my dear friend Karla for recommending this great book to me! You know me well, Karla! Even better than myself! I don’t know why I didn’t notice this book!

This story is about a couple (Milla and David) that when they were in a foreign country (Mexico) their son (Justin) was born. But six-week after his birth, he was kidnapped. They took him from her arms in a supermarket, she really tried to not let them take him but at the end she lost him. Now after 10 years, her life
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
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
Absolutely heartbreaking but so compelling.

I cried my eyes out at the end, like hiccuping sobs and I'm really not an emotional person. This story with this mother and her missing son just really hit me hard. I couldn't ever imagine being in this reality, and I had to take many moments of putting the story aside and telling myself this was just a story. Fiction. But the sad fact is, this happens. Children get stolen from good people without ever knowing what happened to them. Cry No More was the

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
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
May 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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SENSATIONAL! My first LInda Howard book, and most definitely not my last. I loved it. More review to come.
Apr 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jan by: Anna's Ramblings ツ
****4.5 Stars ****

Cry No More was almost perfect. For that, I needed a bit more from the male MC.  I can't pinpoint why but I couldn't read him.
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but he was too mysterious and not in that fascinating enigmatic way, it was more like in a shady way. There was something missing, like a piece of a puzzle to make the whole him make sense.

On the other hand, the female character exceeded my expectations. Milla had her world ripped apart.

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But instead of being carried away by
Jul 07, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  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
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
~~~ 5 and more stars~~~

It gave me the feels. I'm putting it on my favorite shelf. LH made my favorite author(s) list.

Absolutely loved it. Heartbreaking romantic suspense with an amazing plot and MCs. Loved them both. The hero is my new book bf.

Bindi Boo
5 darn stars

Devastating, gut wrenching, intense and filled with so much suspense(and heart!). This book was written so darn well i only put it down once at work (even then i kept thinking about Milla and her unimaginable loss) I like heroines like Milla. Strong hearted, strong willed, stubborn and fights her own cause. She was all brains and acknowledged her lack of brawn which made me love her even more because the action scenes were then more realistic. She meets someone who fights along with
Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
With EVERYONE reading this, I feel really nostalgic so I'm going to do a re-read again :D
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
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
Jul 09, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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
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Nov 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  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
Jul 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  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
Sep 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cry No More is a beautifully eloquent yet poignant story that left me feeling a myriad of emotions. It is deserving of more than five stars.

Intrigue and suspense, love and loss, unyielding devotion, suspicion as well as misconception, bravery in the face of tangible danger, and undeniably deep feelings of lust and passion will have you devouring this gem of a book from beginning to end.

Her face was strongly molded, with high cheekbones, a firm jawline, dramatic dark brows and lashes. Her mouth
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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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