The Price of Silence

(4 customer reviews)

Trying to put an abusive relationship behind her, Amy Robinson joins her cousin on a kayaking trip into the wilderness of British Columbia. Together, she and her fellow kayakers bond as they face the thrill of rapids, unpredictable weather, and hungry bears.

But Amy faces a greater danger, and it has nothing to do with nature. Her ex-fiancé Tyler has followed her from Vancouver, on the run from drug gangs and desperate for cash- cash Amy has painstakingly saved for her expanding beauty-salon business.

Luckily for Amy, one of her new friends is a cop. And although she’s wary of his affection at first, Amy is gradually drawn to police detective Ben Malik.

But Tyler lures Amy away from the safety of her companions and into an ugly underworld. If the ruthless thugs chasing him catch Amy instead, she’ll face torture and almost certain death. Will her wits and bravery be enough to keep her safe while Ben struggles to pin down not only Tyler, but the gang chasing them both?

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Trying to put an abusive relationship behind her, Amy Robinson joins her cousin on a kayaking trip into the wilderness of British Columbia. Together, she and her fellow kayakers bond as they face the thrill of rapids, unpredictable weather, and hungry bears.

But Amy faces a greater danger, and it has nothing to do with nature. Her ex-fiancé Tyler has followed her from Vancouver, on the run from drug gangs and desperate for cash- cash Amy has painstakingly saved for her expanding beauty-salon business.

Luckily for Amy, one of her new friends is a cop. And although she’s wary of his affection at first, Amy is gradually drawn to police detective Ben Malik.

But Tyler lures Amy away from the safety of her companions and into an ugly underworld. If the ruthless thugs chasing him catch Amy instead, she’ll face torture and almost certain death. Will her wits and bravery be enough to keep her safe while Ben struggles to pin down not only Tyler, but the gang chasing them both?

4 reviews for The Price of Silence

  1. Alexander Rigby

    “This is a very suspenseful book that will keep you turning the pages time after time. Hakanson has created an engaging female protagonist in that of Amy Robinson, and readers are sure to be rooting for her as she faces multiple struggles throughout the course of the novel. Never having much luck with men, Amy has to try to stay out of the clutches of her terrible ex Tyler as he tries to catch her, all the while as she falls for a cop named Ben. Set against the backdrop of beautiful British Columbia, The Price of Silence is an engaging novel that is sure to entertain.”

  2. Charlie Flowers, author of “Murder Most Rural”

    It’s a classic trope- psycho ex-boyfriend turns up to ruin woman’s life, but Ulla Hakanson writes well and puts new angles on the tale. Her main protagonist, Amy, is likeable and realistically written, and even her nasty bastard of an ex seems human. The lush descriptions of the vast Canadian wilderness also appeal. More please!

  3. Bob Van Laerhoven, author of “Baudelaire’s Revenge”

    Lately, I noticed that I’m beginning to read more female thriller/mystery authors. They have something what many male authors lack. It’s very hard to put your finger on that “something”, but I would call it “atmosphere”, the “feel” of a novel. Ulla Hakanson’s debut “The Price of Silence” is an excellent example of this. Whether she describes the wild beauty of British Columbia, the tension of legal battles in a courtroom, the blossoming love between characters, family-relations, the unpredictable nature of a drug-addict, the ruthlessness of a gang-boss, the betrayal of a police-partner, or a gruesome fight to death, Mrs. Hakanson is always “in tune” with the situation. In a crisp, no-nonsense style, very suitable for this epic adventure, and often in short, fast-paced chapters, Hakanson leads the reader into a maze of situations that unexpectedly turn vicious. They could happen to anyone and that makes for some chilling reading, counter-balanced with warm emotions that have the flavor of sincerity. A convincing debut that proves that modern thriller-writing is a synonym for damn good writing.

  4. Robert Popple, author of “Cold War Warrior – Canadian MI-6 Agent Lawrence Fox

    I belong to a non-fiction book club and seldom read fiction, especially thrillers, but my wife Heather raved about a book that they had just reviewed at her book club and urged me to give it a try; she was certain I would enjoy it. Reluctantly I agreed to read the book and found it delightful. As an author and biographer, I know how difficult it is to achieve such a fine piece of writing. The Price of Silence is fast-paced, the characters are well developed, the language is vivid, the BC settings is described accurately in splendiferous terms and the plot is well-constructed. Ulla Hakanson does a fine job of this fast-developing story, a surprise in page after page. This is a thriller par excellence; highly recommended.

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