Silent Payback Blog Tour

If you don’t know Jaye Marie, she and her blogging cohort, Anita, are both writers and wonderful supports to the indie community.

Jaye Marie has a new book out. I’m delighted to be your tour guide today and share my review.

I love including a review when I help with a launch. I prefer to read a book before offering blog-space so I can impart my genuine thoughts and recommendations. But Jaye Marie’s book wasn’t out yet when I signed on… I crossed my fingers. Silent Payback arrived in my Kindle on Tuesday. I finished reading it on Tuesday. Yeah, it’s good.

Amazon Blurb:

A serial killer roams the streets of Brighton, hunting for his next victim.

When the case lands on detective David Mallory’s desk, will his personal demon prevent him from bringing this vicious monster to justice?

As the body count rises, Mallory finds himself sinking under the weight of his heavy secret – one that could jeopardise his job and his reputation.

With the pressure building, can the troubled detective reconcile his issues and solve the case before more women die?

Diana’s Review

I read this book in two sittings when I should have been doing other things. Another chapter…. okay another chapter. Eh, just one more. That’s how my day went, and suddenly I was at the end of the story. In reflecting on the read, one thing I noticed is that the pace is flawless, unrelenting in the way it pulled me through the pages. Not every chapter ends with a cliffhanger, but there is barely a wasted word, so I was never bored. I was intrigued.

The main character David, a police investigator, is the focus of the story, but multiple POVs (first and third person) gave me glimpses into other characters. That included the people surrounding him in his personal life… and the soon-to-be victims of a serial killer. And both (all) perspectives were valid since there are two – almost equally important – storylines running through the novel.

For one, there’s a killer on the loose. He has an interesting twist to his personality, which occasionally had me second-guessing his identity. The peeks into the lives of the ordinary people who ended up being victims intensifies the wrongness of the murders.

The second plot-line follows David’s struggle with a secret, and he has a significant choice facing him in the near future (no spoilers here). The author handles this topic with grace, and the human story is a nice counterpoint to the descriptions of senseless murder. I enjoyed both as well as the way they were woven together. In general, characterizations are well-done. These are believable people, and the ones we get to know are flawed with imperfect lives, trying to make them work with what they have. Sounds familiar.

There are a few editing glitches, but I recommend getting past those for the well-crafted drama beneath. In Chapter One, the story settles in and is well worth it. An enjoyable read for those who like murder mysteries, thrillers, and a human story.

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About Jaye

Jaye Marie is affectionately known as the giant redwood, probably because she is very tall, but also because of her love for trees. Most afternoons she can be found repotting or taking care of her bonsai collection, but her love of detective mysteries soon brings her back indoors. She has written three fiction novels in this genre, Nine Lives, Out of Time and Crossfire and is looking forward to publishing Silent Payback, her fourth book.

She spends any free time learning everything she can about self-publishing, and despite all the obstacles, she never gives up on anything and is as stubborn as a mule. She also shares a website Books and Bonsai with Anita Dawes…


Jaye’s Links


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112 thoughts on “Silent Payback Blog Tour

  1. Lovely review, Diane. I love it when a book steals you chapter by chapter. Congratulations on your release, Jaye.

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  2. Yet another add to my TBR! Good luck with the release, Jaye!

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  3. tidalscribe says:

    I feel like I have been in a virtual book club as I have been reading this novel at the same time as following the blog tour. I’m nearly at the end – sad emoji – savouring the last few pages to read this evening….

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  4. Terrific review, Diana. One thing any thriller needs is a brisk pace, and kudos to Jaye for working in character development as well–this is one area that I find thrillers to be sometimes lacking in. Thanks for sharing your review here. : )

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  5. kevin cooper says:

    A really sound review, Diana. Good to see, Jaye presented here. 🙂

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  6. Marvelous! Kudos to Jaye on the book. Thanks for this terrific mindful review, Diana — and congrats to Jay on the review too. Happy Halloween hugs!

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  7. jomz says:

    Ohhh… a murder-mystery! I love those. I wish I have the sufficient talent and skill to write one up.

    This sounds interesting, too.

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  8. I love page-turners, and your review here was a page-turner in and of itself! (Even though I didn’t have to turn a page, so to speak.). Great silent payback review – well done to all of you! I generally don’t read serial murder stories (all those women murdered in horrible ways), but I read good character-driven books, and this one fits that bill.

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  9. D.L. Finn, Author says:

    Great review, Diana:) I love when a book has me saying just one more chapter. I have this on my TBR list.

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  10. Jaye Marie and Anita are a wonderful duet. They are kind, talented, and so generous and supportive of my blog and many others.

    I wish Jaye Marie the best of luck.

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  11. Jan Sikes says:

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this newest release from Jaye, Diana. The cover intrigued me from the first time I saw it! I’m grabbing my copy while it’s only 99 cents!

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  12. Annika Perry says:

    Diana, lovely to come across Jaye’s new book on your blog! You are right that having a personal review on a blog tour adds another much-appreciated dimension. Yours is excellent, giving an overall view of the book, its feel but still no spoilers – not always an easy task! Good luck to Jaye with ‘Silent Payback’!

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  13. Teri Polen says:

    Awesome review, Diana – congrats to Jaye!

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  14. Theresa (Tessa) Pulyer says:

    The fact that you couldn’t put it down is high praise. Thank you for sharing your wonderful review 😊 I look forward to checking out this book!

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  15. acflory says:

    I thorough enjoyed this review, Diana, and I can see I’m going to have to branch out into mystery and murder. These characters sound exactly like the kind of people I like. 🙂

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  16. Brilliant review D. Jaye and Anita do some amazing promo work so it’s great to see Jaye get some of the love back 😁
    Sounds like a fascinating read, and all the more impressive after your review. Going on my TBR pile! Congrats Jaye 🤗

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  17. Mae Clair says:

    Such a great review for Jaye! Sending her a huge congrats on her new release!

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  18. jenanita01 says:

    Your wonderful review has blown me away, Diana…
    I am so glad you said yes!

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  19. Thanks for the review, Diana. I’m glad to see Jaye’s book is making its rounds. It sounds like a great read and that cover is amazing!

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  20. I’ve been MIA for a few weeks, how nice to dive in again and read this wonderful review, Diana!

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  21. balroop2013 says:

    I have always trusted your review Diana. Thank you for sharing it. Wishing Jaye great success with this book.

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  22. dgkaye says:

    Lovely to see you part of Jaye’s blogtour Diana. Congrats again to Jaye ❤

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  23. Thanks for this great review of Silent Payback, Diana. I have seen Jaye around with this book and it sounds really good.

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  24. I too devoured this book when I should have been cleaning, cooking, or gardening. Or sleeping.

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  25. This sounds like an amazing book Diana written by a fabulous writer. Thank you for the great review!

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  26. It sounds like a winner. I like the mix of mystery and human drama. It might be time to buy a book. Thanks for the review Diana.

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