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#Bookblast–Congrats to Jaye on Silent PayBack!

I’m excited to be part of Jaye Marie’s #BookBlast for her latest book, Silent PayBack. Here’s everything you need to know about this exciting book:

A city on edge – a detective on shaky ground…


A serial killer roams the streets of Brighton, hunting for his next victim.

When the case lands on detective David Mallory’s desk, will his personal demon prevent him from bringing this vicious monster to justice?

As the body count rises, Mallory finds himself sinking under the weight of his heavy secret – one that could jeopardise his job and his reputation.

With the pressure building, can the troubled detective reconcile his issues and solve the case, before more women die?

My Review


In Jaye Marie’s exciting new detective thriller, Silent PayBack (October 2019), women are being murdered for no apparent reason, no helpful clues, and no idea by the hard-working detectives how to stop them. It falls to David Mallory and Anna Lukas–both fairly new to the detective position–to unravel the murders and connect the clues.

Marie draws us into the story by involving us in the backstory of each detective’s life, showing them not as automatons who solve crimes but real people trying to juggle personal lives and crime fighting. As with our own friends and neighbors, these are complicated by emotions, goals, and the every-day problems that pop up with no warning. We are entrusted with a behind-the-scenes view of how the two detectives–especially Mallory–think through their own problems while doing their best to fulfill the needs of their jobs. It reminds me of Elizabeth George’s Lynley novels but more tightly plotted and faster moving–without the meandering (albeit done exquisitely) that often happens in George’s series.

Overall, I enjoyed this immensely and would recommend it to anyone who loves British crime drama.

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About Jaye

Jaye Marie is affectionately known as the giant redwood, probably because she is very tall, but also because of her love for trees. Most afternoons she can be found repotting or taking care of her bonsai collection, but her love of detective mysteries soon brings her back indoors. She has written three fiction novels in this genre, Nine Lives, Out of Time and Crossfire and is looking forward to publishing Silent Payback, her fourth book.

She spends any free time learning everything she can about self-publishing, and despite all the obstacles, she never gives up on anything and is as stubborn as a mule. She also shares a website with Anita Dawes…








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Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers, and the Man vs. Nature saga. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, blog webmaster, an Amazon Vine Voice,  a columnist for NEA Today, and a freelance journalist. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, In the Footsteps of Giants, Winter 2021. You can find her tech ed books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning

47 thoughts on “#Bookblast–Congrats to Jaye on Silent PayBack!

  1. I’m intrigued by the backstory of the detectives’ lives. It’s context that pulls me in to a book even if the genre or subject isn’t something I’d usually choose. Well done on your book, Jaye Marie. Thank you, Jacqui, for a terrific review.

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  2. Terrific review, Jacqui and interesting to learn about Silent Payback and its author, Jaye Marie. The books sounds like a winning combination of a great storyline mixed with the backstory of the main detective. Wishing the ‘giant redwood’ best of luck with her latest book!

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