Quiet as the Grave by Erik Carter

Wow, What A Story!

5 out of 5 stars

Being the seventh book in the Silence Jones series (how did that happen so quick!?) – I’m intimately familiar with Silence’s MO and how he is as a character, or so I think. In each book, Carter throws in a curveball that always catches me off guard. Earlier in the series, it was the kindness shown to his neighbor, and as the series progressed, other different things he’s said or done caught me off guard as well.

In Quiet as the Grave, we’re introduced to a more intricate and webbed story. Si is uncovering the different layers while also facing off with some dark and dangerous inner demons brought on by the case.

I’m happy that Carter went for a more in-depth story here. Not that the other ones haven’t been, but in Quiet as the Grave, it’s such a branching and intricate storyline with lots of different players. It’s not hard to keep track of, but it just made for a much more thrilling and interesting story. Don’t get me wrong; Carter doesn’t abandon the quick, awesome action scenes here. They are on full display and really turned this book from good to great.

And, of course, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention how great Bennett’s narration is. He’s somehow able to become Silence every time without making it too much. That deep, gravely voice is always there – even though there are not a lot of long-winded Silence talking points, they always steal the show. I’m so glad that Carter and Bennett have been working together on this series. They seem to bring out the best in each other’s work.

Overall, Quiet as the Grave may be my new favorite book in this series. Carter held nothing back, and I noticed. I’m thrilled that I’ve been able to follow the journey, and I’m genuinely curious about when (and most of all, how) it will end.

Book Description:

Quiet as the Grave by Erik Carter

Kindle Edition currently available with Kindle Unlimited

Desperate crimes call for desperate measures.

In a gambling town, desperation gets drowned out by the ringing of slot machines, but not even a tough city like Reno is prepared for two simultaneous misfortunes: a serial killer prowling the streets, and a surge of mysterious drug overdoses.

Vigilante assassin Silence Jones roots out the conspiracy that links the two crime waves, discovering that mysterious factions have merged to prey on the city’s desperate lost souls. As Silence digs deeper, he uncovers a sophisticated code system blocking his path.

To root out the darkness lurking beneath the neon-soaked streets of Reno, Silence will need help from an expert codebreaker—someone from a memory Silence would rather forget. Can Silence reconcile a dark history in time to stop a present evil poised to overtake a city on the brink?

The next standalone action thriller in the pulse-pounding new series. Enter the world of Silence Jones. Hold on tight….

If you like action heroes with the steely resolve of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher, the calculating will of Gregg Hurwitz’s Orphan X, and the raw power of Mark Greaney’s Gray Man, then you’ll love Silence Jones.

Unlock Quiet as the Grave and start your Silence Jones mission today!

Quiet as the Grave by Erik Carter
Narrator: Gary Bennett
Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
Series: Silence Jones #7
Published by Self Published on May 25th 2023
Genres: Adventure, Thriller
Format: Audiobook
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Also by this author: Deadly Silence (Silence Jones #0.5), The Suppressor, Hush Hush, Tight-Lipped
Also in this series: Deadly Silence (Silence Jones #0.5), The Suppressor, Hush Hush, Tight-Lipped

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