Ms. Lyon tastefully and with honesty explores and confronts some of the most provocative and dark issues of human relationships.
The Marriage of Silence and Sin
by Jacki M. Lyon
4.6 stars - 14 reviews
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"The Marriage of Silence and Sin" has won the SILVER MEDAL for the 2011
Independent Publisher Book Awards for the mystery/suspense/thriller
category. If you like Jodi Picoult or Stieg Larsson, the book will grab
you and run. The plot-driven story takes the reader on an electric ride
from the sleepy banks of the Ohio to Ciudad Juarez, unfolding a grisly
mystery. Dicey Carmichael, a quirky British literature professor, is
faced with the alleged suicide of a friend and former student. Convinced
the death was a tragedy much more sinister, Dicey draws her best
friend, Gale Knightly, an uptight, fast-track lawyer, into the lethal
web to help uncover the horrific truth.
Desperate to find
answers, Dicey and Gale turn to the artwork the young woman left behind.
Her provocative and disturbing paintings give voice to the tortured
past she could not confess in life. But was her past so dark that she
preferred death over life?
What if the young artist knew that
someone she loved was in danger? Perhaps then she would speak out—even
if it meant forfeiting her life at the hands of a killer. As Dicey and
Gale dig deeper into the mystery of the girl's death, they find
disturbing connections within their own lives. As they seek to give
voice to their dead friend, the women must first face their own fears
and prejudices to finally uncover the murderer. Will the best friends
untangle the tragedy before death strikes again, but this time much
closer to home?
Draped in wit and irony, "The Marriage of
Silence and Sin" is a riveting, cautionary tale that explores the
intermingling of human experiences, choice and fate in molding the human
One Reviewer Notes:
Jacki Lyon is a brilliant writer whose riveting novel sucked me in from the very start! Its provocative plot is full of twists that keeps the reader on the edge of their seat. My book club chose this selection and thoroughly enjoyed discussing its themes and symbolism. I highly recommend that you delve into this fabulous book!
About the Author
Jacki Lyon holds a master’s degree in Education with a concentration in English from Xavier University and a master’s degree in Health Planning and Administration from the University of Cincinnati. After beginning her career in the corporate world, she changed tack and entered academia. Today, she teaches writing and literary survey courses at Xavier University. Although The Marriage of Silence and Sin is her first novel, she is a published poet who views writing as “a passionate exploration seeking to uncover the internal and external factors that shape the human condition.” She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her husband, Michael, and her two daughters, and is currently at work on her second manuscript.
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