Book Review: Silent Sentry by Theresa Rizzo

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Author: Theresa Rizzo

Genre:   Romantic Suspense

Pages: 393pgs




Award-winning author Theresa Rizzo delivers a thrilling crime novel packed with suspense, romance, and redemption.

The Scarfilis and Donnatellis love deeply and protect fiercely. “Family takes care of family” is the code they live by.

So when a hacker threatens Gianna Donnatelli’s life, Dr. Joe Scarfili is determined to keep her safe, only he has no police or tech experience, and Gianna’s penchant for aiding Detroit’s underprivileged is the same kind of altruism that got his wife killed. Gianna protects Joe with the same unyielding resolve. 

Gianna pushes all his insecurity buttons. Joe tries her patience like no other. But together they’ll fight to save each other and their love… Or die trying.



My Review

I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review. I had read The Lives Between us by Theresa Rizzo and knew I like her writing, so I was happy to read another one of her novels.

Silent Sentry is romantic suspense but it’s more suspense than romance. Gianna Donnatelli has developed a program that could revolutionize medical care and make her and her partners billionaires. Now that it’s supposed to go on the market soon, there are break-ins and apparent attempts on Gianna’s life.

When she is in the hospital after the first break-in, Gianna runs into Joe Scarfili, a family friend who she had a crush on when she was a teen. He wants to protect her but she is a proud and strong-willed woman. Can they compromise?

The characters are well developed and Theresa Rizzo does a good job at conveying their emotions. Joe, in particular, has been through a lot and he’s afraid of being hurt again. He doesn’t think he can handle losing another woman who he loves.

Silent Sentry is suspenseful and full of twists, and Theresa Rizzo makes you think about morals. Is it always necessary to share everything you know with someone? What if it will hurt the one you love? I definitely recommend Silent Sentry and am looking forward to her next book!



Author Bio 

2016-04-03_10-21-24Theresa Rizzo is an award-winning author who writes romantic crime fiction and emotional stories that explore the complexity of relationships and families through real-life trials. 
Born and raised in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, she currently lives outside of Boulder, Colorado with her husband of thirty-three years. After attaining a BS in Nursing, Theresa retired to raise four wonderful children and write.

Find Theresa on the web at, or connect with her on Facebooktwitter or and Goodreads.


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