I received this book for free from the library in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Whispers in the Dark by Maya Banks
This romantic suspense was published by Penguin on January 7, 2012 and has 333 pages.
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Other books by this author include Sweet Surrender, Colters' Woman, Sweet Persuasion, Sweet Seduction, In Bed with a Highlander, Darkest Hour, Seduction of a Highland Lass, Colters' Lady, No Place to Run, Hidden Away, Men Out of Uniform, Red-Hot Summer, Never Love a Highlander, Brazen, Sweet Temptation, "Colters' Wife", Colters' Promise, Echoes at Dawn, Undone By Her Tender Touch, Four Play, Cherished, The Tycoon's Pregnant Mistress, Never Seduce a Scot, Highlander Most Wanted, "Softly at Sunrise", Shades of Gray, Rush, Fever, Forged in Steele, Burn, Colters' Daughter, Colters' Gift, Be With Me, When Day Breaks, After the Storm, Taking It All, Keep Me Safe, Darkest Before Dawn, Enticed by His Forgotten Lover, Sweet Possession, Sweet Addiction
Fourth in the KGI romantic suspense series revolving around the Kelly brothers and their private security operation. The couple focus is on Nathan Kelly and Shea Peterson.
If you like romantic suspense with lots of actions, you can’t go wrong with this series. The Kellys are kick-ass and loyal. They’ll support every member of the family whether they’re bloodkin or adopted.
This particular story is twisty! With a strong dose of cruel. All of it offset by the love and welcome the Kellys give Shea when they finally find and rescue her. Well, one of the rescues…
Whispers in the Dark has more twists and turns. I sure can’t believe Resnick! What an asshole! WTF was he thinking??? He claims to trust KGI…? He’s known the boys for years…??? Heh-heh-heh, I love what the Kellys do to him.
I suspect the next installment will be Rio and Grace’s romance. Banks drops just enough to tease us about Rio’s background and his sudden need to be sent to find Grace. As though he has some idea of what she’s undergoing.
Hmmm, PJ loves romances, huh? And Marlene has all the boys domesticated…hmmm, I can think of a few people I’d like to send over for instruction…
Nathan and Swanny are captured and tortured in Afghanistan. Luckily, Nathan’s torment is heard psychically by Shea Peterson who has the ability to take his pain for him. When they manage to escape, Shea, with her sister Grace’s help, manage to heal Swanny long enough for the Kellys to sweep in and rescue them.
That’s only the start of the turn-and-turnabout of Nathan and Shea’s terrifying adventures. Swanny has held his peace about what happened out there in the desert. He’s too grateful to be alive. Nathan, too, is grateful, but terrified that he’s going insane.
Shea and Grace Peterson have been on the run for quite some time now. Separately. They don’t dare allow the other to know anything about their current location for fear of having that information tortured out of them. For the sisters have some amazing gifts which some powerful people are very interested in exploiting.
Nathan, Joe’s twin, and Swanson “Swanny“, Nathan’s friend, are both army and prisoners in Afghanistan.
Frank and Marlene Kelly have raised a family of six boys with respect and caring; each son has served in the military. Sam (army), Garrett (Marine), and Donovan “Van” (Marine) have formed Kelly Group International (KGI), a private special-ops group rescuing hostages, blowing shit up, rescuing people from impossible situations based near Kentucky Lake, Stewart County in Tennessee. Ethan, a former SEAL, has joined KGI and he and Rachel are working through her fears (Darkest Hour). Sam and Sophie are happily married (No Place to Run) and the parents of a beautiful baby girl Charlotte. Sarah and Garrett are planning their wedding even as they work through the trauma created by Sarah’s rape (Hidden Away). Joe is out of the army and currently training to join the new KGI team. Rusty, the latest adoptee, is graduating high school!
There are two KGI teams: Rio leads Terrence (probably from the same black ops unit as Rio), Decker, Alton, and Browning while Steele leads P.J. Rutherford, a female sniper who used to be with SWAT; Coletraine, “Cole“, a former SEAL; Dolphin; Renshaw; and, Baker. KGI is in the process of creating a third team with Joe and Nathan. Dr. Maren Scofield is a medical doctor KGI rescued in Africa. She’s based in Costa Rica and the Kellys use her when they need a discrete doctor.
Adam Resnick is their CIA contact who has given them a number of jobs. He’s trusted…wrongly, it seems. Kyle Phillips, a Marine, is leading the team.
The Cover and Title
The cover finds Nathan in camo pants and a black military vest over his bare torso, a dogtag glinting in the light while he holds a gun in two hands, its barrel pointed to the sky. He’s standing on the beach as waves crash ashore with a burgundy and black sky threatening behind him.
The title is too accurate as it’s those Whispers in the Dark that save Nathan.