She’s called out to advocate for a young boy who’s found on the Barona Reservation tied to the mattress with a clothesline in an abandoned house. Although he’s been labeled as retarded, Bo realizes he’s deaf. She not only advocates for the boy, she sets out to find out what happened to him and keep him from those hunting him. Her efforts to protect him put her in danger, even as she sinks deeper into her own depression since she’s on the run without her medication. Along the way, she breaks rules and enlists others in her quest.
I liked Child of Silence. It took me to places I’ve never been and inside a mind both fascinating and unknown. I will look for more in this series.
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I give Child of Silence a rating of Hel-of-a-Character.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~FTC Disclaimer: I downloaded the book for free. This did not influence my review. As a writer myself, it sometimes feels wrong to download a book for free, but in this case, since I expect to buy more books in the series, I think in the long run, the author will come out ahead. Of course, it’s costing me money since now I want more of Padgett’s books. At least this one is on my iPad, not causing my bookshelves to sag even more. Yes, I know, I said I was going to donate a ton of books from my shelves. I haven’t done it yet. I will. When I have time. That might be a while since I may download the series and get to reading them. Okay, okay. Y’all are like all the other voices in my head. Constantly telling me to do things. Hush!