Amy Robinson is being stalked by her ex-fiancé Tyler but she has even bigger problems. In “The Price of Silence” by Ulla Hakanson, Amy finds the cost of keeping silent can be very high. While enjoying a kayaking trip with her cousin Willa in the remote part of British Columbia she makes new friends. Among her fellow kayakers is a police detective, Ben Malik, who develops an interest in pretty Amy. Before the trip is over Amy is drawn back to Vancouver and is soon embroiled in a dangerous dance of life and death with Tyler and the criminals who are pursuing him. As Amy struggles with hiding the truth of her abduction by Tyler from friends and family, she finds herself growing closer to Ben who has developed strong feelings for the frightened hairdresser. As Ben and Amy grow closer they face obstacles to their relationship, from the threats against Amy’s life to interference from her judgmental parents. Hakanson weaves her tale with skill, introducing characters and developing them into real life figures you either love or hate. Sometimes extremely violent and terrifying, this is a page turner that keeps the reader waiting for the next twist; a gritty story of organized crime, corruption, family turmoil, and growing love.
After 13 years as a social worker of sorts I decided it was time to do what I had planned when I was in the fifth grade; I decided it is time to write. I have a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies from East Tennessee State University with concentrations in Psychology and Sociology. I studied Media Arts at Long Island University In Brooklyn and Guerilla Film Making at Pellissippi State University. I have a Masters Level Certification in Forensic Document Examination. My first full-length book "View From the Sixth Floor: An Oswald Tale" is available on amazon.com and my latest book "Riddle" was released on Amazon in June 2015. My third novel "Carved Wooden Heart" an erotic romance written with Starla Hartless is now available. I recently released "Stolen Gypsy", another thriller. For quicker reads try my novelettes released through Electric Eclectic Books. As a Domestic Violence survivor and thriver I am involved with local DV Support Groups. Besides writing I love to travel, enjoy photography, reading, and film.With 4 grown children and 7 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. I have recently been accepted into the Authors Guild of Tennessee. I have led a busy life. The best is yet to come... View all posts by Lizzi Newton