Friday, January 20, 2017

Guest Post by Lillian Duncan


Silence is something I’ve been thinking about lately. In 2012, I developed bilateral brain tumors that have left me completely deaf in one ear and partially deaf in the other. Considering that, it’s no surprise I wrote a book called DEADLY SILENCE.
There are many different kinds of silence—some good; some not so good.

Deadly Silence is the third in my Deadly Communications series that features Maven Morris, a speech pathologist, who can’t seem to stay out of trouble. That remains true in this book. Once again, Maven can’t just sit on the sidelines.

That might be a good characteristic but that’s also when things can turn deadly!
Even though DEADLY SILENCE is a suspense novel, the book explores silence from several different perspectives. First, there’s the good kind of silence, a golden silence. A quiet afternoon on a sun-drenched deck—just me and a good book. And maybe a glass of cold lemonade.

Then you have that awkward silence where everyone in the room stops talking because I did or said something “wrong.” Again.

Then there’s the silence that happens when you don’t have or you lose the connection between you and God. Maven experienced that deadly silence once before, but she’s determined not to let that happen again in spite of the horrible circumstances she finds herself.

There’s the sad silence that happens between estranged friends or family. This is the kind of silence Maven experiences in Deadly Silence when she’s left alone at the altar without an explanation.

She doesn’t expect to hear from the man who let her alone at the altar—at first. But as the weeks go by she wonders why no one has heard from him. Not his daughter—not his boss—and certainly not her. The more she wonders, the more curious she becomes… And that’s when things turn deadly!



Her happily-ever-after is shattered when Maven Morris is left at the altar. Without a word of explanation, her fiancé, has disappeared, leaving Maven and the church filled with their family and friends. Maven refuses to give into the darkness of depression. Instead she takes on a new speech therapy client. Layla’s life has been shattered by silence, as well. As a late-deafened adult, Layla needs skills to cope with her now silent world.


Those are words of advice Maven gives Layla. The words stir up something on the inside of Maven as she realizes there wasn’t a hint that Paul’s feet had turned cold about their upcoming nuptials. And that’s when silence turns deadly.


Lillian Duncan…Stories of faith mingled… with murder & mayhem.

Lillian is a multi-published author who lives in the middle of Ohio Amish country with her husband and a menagerie of pets. After more than 30 years working as a speech pathologist for children, she believes in the power of words to transform lives, especially God’s Word.

Lillian writes the types of books she loves to read—fast-paced suspense with a touch of romance that demonstrates God’s love for all of us. To learn more about Lillian, you may visit her at or She also has a devotional blog at

1 comment:

Ann Ellison said...

Had my copy first thing this morning and can hardly wait to read it. I have loved this series.