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Book Review: Only the Quiet (A Death Gate Grim Reapers Thriller Book 2) by Amanda M. Lee

Only the Quiet (A Death Gate Grim Reapers Thriller Book 2)
by Amanda M. Lee
April 2, 2019
326 pages
Izzy Sage is settling into her new life despite the pall hanging over her past.

While the memories of the catastrophe that took her parents when she was a child remain elusive, she finds she’s comfortable in her new environment … even though she happens to have taken up the same position her father held when he was killed.

She’s the new death gate operator, which means she’s in control when souls are ferried to the other side. She literally controls death … and it’s not a comfortable spot to be in.

Her only problem is a man … and it’s not something she thought she would be facing because romance was supposed to be off the table.

Braden Grimlock isn’t exactly known for being mature and grounded, but there’s something about Izzy that calls to him. He can’t stay away. The feeling only grows stronger when a group of deaf students tour the aquarium located on top of the death gate … and the teacher drops dead in the middle of a blackout.

Right away, Izzy senses something is wrong … other than the obvious, that is. She simply can’t figure out what sort of opponent she’s facing.

The past is about to meet the present as a long-hidden secret grabs Izzy by the throat and demands answers. There’s a malevolent spirit on the loose and he has designs on escape from Belle Isle. The havoc he could wreak if freed is immeasurable.

It’s up to Izzy and Braden … and the rest of the Grimlocks … to figure out what’s happening and stop a horrifically determined ghost from claiming an innocent life. It’s going to take all of them working together … and if a little romance gums up the works, they’re simply going to have to deal with that, too.

Izzy is a powerful Bruja. Even she might not be strong enough to face the horror of what’s to come, though.

What a great way to begin a new series and still let the readers get their fix on the author's favored series of the Grimlocks! Of course, it is a stand-alone series on its own merits, but readers will be thrilled to see it dovetail with the "Grim series." Brilliant and the best of both worlds.

I would suggest starting with the Grim series to get the full enjoyment of the characters, but it is only really necessary to read book 1 of the Death Gate series. The main character Isabella (Izzy) Sage offers a breathtaking balance to the often frustrating Aisling from the Grim series. Izzy's story as the keeper of the death gate is intriguing and her developing relationship with Brandon Grim, touching.

I may sound biased but I seem to have a small "cult-like" mentality when it comes to the enjoyable and addicting Amanda Lee stories! I go there when I want to "lighten up," relax and just enjoy the story for where it takes me.

5 sheep!


About the Author:
When I was a kid, I was torn between whether or not I was going to grow up and be the Incredible Hulk or Wonder Woman. I flirted with being a Jedi Knight for awhile, but I wasn't up for the intense travel associated with the gig. In my teens, I settled on being a writer -- although I had no idea the effort that would entail.

Not only am I a writer now, but I'm a writer in several different mediums. I'm a longtime newspaper reporter, an avid reader and a voracious science fiction fanatic.

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