Dead Silence

Stillwater #1

by Brenda Novak

MIRA Books

Contemporary Romance: Romantic Suspense, Contemporary Romance

August 1, 2006

ISBN-13: 0778323285

Available in: Paperback

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Dead Silence
by Brenda Novak

There's a body buried behind a Mississippi farmhouse...

Grace Montgomery knows who it is, and she knows why. She was only thirteen the night everything went wrong. And now, like then, she has no choice but to keep her mouth shut.

Grace left the town of Stillwater thirteen years ago, trying to forget, trying to make good. As an assistant D.A. in Jackson, she's finally achieved the success that was supposed to change her life. But it hasn't—and Grace realizes she has to defeat the past or the past will defeat her. So she's finally come back to face her own history. And to face the people of Stillwater, including Kennedy Archer, the boy who had everything. She's a different person now—tough, self-possessed, and completely uninterested in the people she'd once tried to please. Except for Kennedy... But Grace knows how dangerous loving Kennedy could be—to him and to her.

Brenda Novak's Bio

It was a shocking experience that jump-started Brenda Novak’s career as a bestselling author—she caught her day-care provider drugging her children with cough syrup to get them to sleep all day. That was when Brenda decided she needed to quit her job as a loan officer and help make a living from home. “When I first got the idea to become a novelist, it took me five years to teach myself the craft and finish my first book,” Brenda says. But she sold that book, and the rest is history. Her novels have made the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists and won many awards, including five Rita nominations, the Book Buyer’s Best, the Book Seller’s Best and the National Reader’s Choice Award. Brenda and her husband, Ted, live in Sacramento and are proud parents of five children—three girls and two boys. When she’s not spending time with her family or writing, Brenda is usually raising funds for diabetes research (her youngest son has this disease). So far, Brenda has raised $2.6 million. Please visit to see how you can help.