Investigative reporter Dylan Sanders is attending his brother’s wedding in Tahoe. While there, a source from his biggest story and one-night-stand, Erica Layton, shows up and offers him a drink, then lures him into the woods to “talk”. The next morning, Dylan awakens on a wooded hillside. Dirty and disoriented, he has no memory of what happened and sports a nasty cut on his hand. As he makes his way back through the woods it becomes apparent Erica drugged him - but why? Upon reaching the lodge, he is greeted by a crime scene. Erica’s cottage has been broken into, and blood left at the scene matches Dylan’s DNA. A brilliant set-up, but who’s behind it?
Wedding guest Catherine Hilliard, a budding artist, struggles with a clairvoyant gift inherited from her mother. As Dylan lies unconscious in the woods, Catherine awakens in a pool of sweat. In an effort to release the demons of her nightmare, she rushes to her easel, and among a slash of bold colors an image emerges: a face Catherine recognizes as Dylan’s friend from the wedding. Although Catherine doesn’t know the girl, she does know the girl is in trouble and that Dylan is innocent. Willing to use her psychic abilities to help, Catherine accompanies Dylan on his quest for the truth. But will she live long enough to solve the secrets of her own past?
A wily killer is determined to wreak vengeance. When the frame-up goes awry, Dylan and Catherine find themselves in a race for their lives. As love inexplicably blossoms, their pasts rise to the surface and intertwine in an unexpected twist. The ending stretches the limits of reality a bit, but Barbara Freethy has once again penned an eventful novel of romance and suspense with Silent Fall.
A companion to Silent Run, this book picks up where the other left off. Although it shares a few of the same characters, this is a new tale and carries a storyline all its own. Both books read well by themselves, or as part of the series.