In Christie Craig’s ‘Don’t Breathe a Word,’ One Woman Will Do Whatever It Takes to Keep Her Niece Safe from Harm [REVIEW]

You can’t outrun your secrets. (Photo courtesy Canva)

She’s new in town. He’s a curious neighbor. When sparks fly between them, will she be able to trust him with a secret that has the potential to destroy the new life she’s worked so hard to create? Find out in Christie Craig’s dazzling thriller, Don’t Breathe a Word.

Christie Craig's DON'T BREATHE A WORD

When Vicki Holloway realizes her sister was murdered by her ex, she immediately decides to grab her niece, Bell, and flee before she’s killed too. Soon, the two of them relocate to Texas, where they build new lives for themselves using new identities.

Unwittingly, they’ve moved in next door to police detective Juan Acosta, a cop bent on exacting revenge from the people who murdered his wife and child. He senses Vicki’s subterfuge and is determined to find out what she is hiding any way he can.

I love Vicki in this book. She reminds me of myself in so many ways. She’s smart, intuitive, kind, compassionate, and fiercely protective of those she loves. She’s also a creative problem solver who thinks on her feet, which she demonstrates time and again anytime she suspects others may be close to discovering her secret.

Still, living on the run is no way to bring up a child. Any of us who have friends or relatives who have had to live in the shadows to escape the psycho in their lives can testify to that, and Vicki is no different.

Don’t Breathe a Word is a juicy domestic thriller populated with riveting characters we quickly come to care for. It is also rife with suspense, and I guarantee readers won’t want to put the book down until every twist and turn is revealed. Hang on tight and enjoy the ride! Then, I bet you’ll feel like I do, and you won’t be able to wait until Craig’s next novel is published.

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Christie Craig is the New York Times bestselling author of 39 books, including Don’t Close Your EyesThe Junkyard CowboyTexas Hold ‘Em, and Shut Up and Kiss Me. 

An Alabama native, she is a motivational speaker and writing teacher who currently hangs her hat in Texas.

When she isn’t writing romance, she can be found traveling, sipping wine, or penning bestselling young adult novels as C.C. Hunter.

To find out more about Christie, visit, like her on Facebook, and follow her on Instagram and Twitter.

Christie Craig
Christie Craig

By Christie Craig
576 pp. Forever. $7.99

Purchase Don’t Breathe a Word direct from Jathan & Heather Books or from one of these fine online retailers: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Half Price Books, Hudson Booksellers, IndieBound, Powell’s, Target, or Walmart.

About Heather Fink
Heather Fink is a writer, bibliophile and award-winning librarian who loves to introduce the next generation of readers to the wonderful world of books. She currently resides in Texas.

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