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Fatal Silence

300 pages
Severn River Publishing Llc

“One, two, three, you can’t pin on me.
Seven, eight, nine, I’ll add to my crimes.
Four, five, six, add to the mix.”

The riddle still haunts her.

Months after Detective Rachel Ryder exposed the madman who killed six people, she can’t forget his sinister puzzle…and when the body of a young woman is found on an elite golf course with a familiar set of clues, Rachel can’t escape the impossible feeling that an old enemy has risen from the grave.

Thrown headlong into an investigation that feels eerily similar yet strangely different, Rachel and her partner Rob Bishop fight to stop the past from repeating itself. But they’re walking straight into a dangerous game of cat and mouse—and when someone from her team goes missing, Rachel begins to realize that she’s playing right into the murderer’s plan.

More innocent lives are on the line. If Rachel fails, their blood will be on her hands. Can she unearth the truth behind these seemingly copycat murders? Or is history doomed to repeat itself with devastating consequences?

As the riveting sixth book in the Rachel Ryder series, Fatal Silence is an adrenaline-fueled adventure by USA Today bestselling author Carolyn Ridder Aspenson. This page-turning mystery is perfect for readers who love their mysteries packed with plenty of twists and turns.


Praise for Carolyn Ridder Aspenson and the Rachel Ryder series:

"Detective Rachel Ryder is smart, tough, and fearless—readers will gladly follow her through every twist.” —LynDee Walker, Amazon Charts bestselling author of Fear No Truth

"Tight writing, unexpected twists, and the tough but vulnerable lead Detective Rachel Ryder will leave you eager to read the next book..." —Susan Hunter, author of Dangerous Habits

"Rachel Ryder is a new heroine on the suspense scene that you’ll want to engage with again and again." —Kimberly Charleston, Books Uplift


What readers are saying:

★★★★★ "...captivating..."
★★★★★ "...what an ending!!"
★★★★★ "...glued to my chair..."
★★★★★ "[Aspenson]...is an amazing writer..."
★★★★★ "If you have not read Fatal Silence, you do not know what you’re missing!!"

Author Bio
USA Today Bestselling author Carolyn Ridder Aspenson writes cozy mysteries, thrillers, and paranormal women's fiction featuring strong female leads. Her stories shine through her dialogue, which readers have praised for being realistic and compelling. Her first novel, Unfinished Business, was a Reader's Favorite and reached the top 100 books sold on Amazon. In 2021 she introduced readers to detective Rachel Ryder in Damaging Secrets. Overkill, the third book in the Rachel Ryder series was one of Thrillerfix’s best thrillers of 2021. Prior to publishing, she worked as a journalist in the suburbs of Atlanta where her work appeared in multiple newspapers and magazines. Writing is only one of Carolyn's passions. She is an avid dog lover and currently babies two pit bull boxer mixes. She lives in the mountains of North Georgia as an empty nester with her husband, a cantankerous cat, and those two spoiled dogs. You can chat with Carolyn on Facebook at Carolyn Ridder Aspenson Books.