Splintered Silence (Bone Gap Travellers #1) by Susan Furlong

Splintered Silence (Bone Gap Travellers #1)

Among the Irish Travellers living in the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee, no one forgets and no one forgives. And as former Marine MP Brynn Callahan finds out when she returns home, it's hard to bury the past when bodies keep turning up...After an IED explosion abruptly ends her tour of duty, Brynn arrives stateside with PTSD and her canine partner Wilco—both of them bearing the scars of battle. With a mix of affection, curiosity, and misgiv...

Details Splintered Silence (Bone Gap Travellers #1)

TitleSplintered Silence (Bone Gap Travellers #1)
Release DateDec 26th, 2017
GenreMystery, Fiction, Thriller, Mystery Thriller

Reviews Splintered Silence (Bone Gap Travellers #1)

  • Carrie
    Splintered Silence by Susan Furlong is the first book in the new suspense Bone Gap Travellers series. The series is set around a group of Irish Travellers that have settled in Bone Gap, Tennessee in the Appalachian Mountains. After events in her past Brynn Callahan left the group to join the Marines but now after an IED explosion has left her injured she’s returned with her cadaver dog, Wilco.The story has a lot going on to pull a reader into i...
  • Amy
    Every once in awhile I have the pleasure of reading a book with a wholly unique premise that’s unlike anything I’ve read before and honestly, not much makes me happier! Splintered Silence was one of those rare books, it was original, exciting and extremely well written and had a lead duo that not only stole my heart, but left me dying to find out more!I have never heard of Irish Travellers before but from the moment I started this I was so fa...
  • Sherri Thacker
    A quick read. I liked it ok. Not great. But ok
  • Shalini
    The story is written in the background of the clan of Irish Travellers who are thought to be gypsies and are looked upon by the local people. Many have settled in America for generations and are frequently discriminated against. I liked the fact that the author explains this in the foreword.Brynn returns back from the war along with her canine friend, Wilco to her grandmother's, when Wilco finds a dead woman. Brynn is torn between her clan and th...
  • Cathy Geha
    Splintered Silence by Susan FurlongBone Gap Travelers #1Dark twisted and filled with tragedies and secrets this story is brilliant and a great beginning to the Bone Gap Travelers series! Brynn Callahan and Wilco, her Human Remains Detection (HRD) dog, are a team that depend on one another for just about everything. Both have been scarred by an IED and discharged from service. Brynn has found her PTSD difficult to deal with even with affectionate ...
  • Kathleen Gray
    Terrific! If you're looking for a dynamic, new and definitely unique heroine, Brynn is for you. Oh, and Wilco- don't forget Wilco, who is the best dog character I've read in a long time. Brynn has a lot of baggage, dating back to her childhood. She's a traveller, her mom left when she was an infant, and more. She joined the Marines after a traumatic event= and then did tours searching for human remains, until she was blown up by an IED. Now she's...
  • Lynn
    What a good read! I have enjoyed Susan Furlongs cozy mystery series. However, this is not a cozy mystery. The main character is Brynn Callahan who has returned home from serving as a HRD (human remains detection) MP with her dog Wilco. They both have been damaged by a IED while serving in the Marines. Both suffer from PTSD.Brynn belongs to the clans of the Irish Travellers who live in Bone Gap Tennessee. There are rules that are followed by the c...
  • Lisa Johnson
    Title: Splintered Silence (A Bone Gap Travelers Mystery #1)Author: Susan FurlongPages: 288Year: 2017Publisher: KensingtonMy rating 4 out of 5 stars.There are times when I am on social media and I see a book in an ad or some people are posting about it because it is a new author. When I saw this book cover, it intrigued me and the little synopsis I read online drew me to read the story. One of the aspects of the book that is exceptional is the aut...
  • Fred
    Splintered Silence is the first book in the Bone Gap Travellers Mystery series.Brynn Callahan is an Irish Traveller, some may call them gypsy's, and has recently returned from the Middle East where she served as an MP in the Marine Corps. While on duty she and her partner, Wilco, a cadaver searching dog, they were injured when an IED exploded. The story centers around Brynn’s dealing with PSTD and returning to her home where Irish Travellers ar...
  • Diane
    (Thank you NetGalley and the Publisher for the opportunity to read and review this book)Splintered Silence by author Susan Furlong is written with a focus on the Irish Travellers, the Bone Gap Travellers, who live in the backwoods of Tennessee. Brynn Callahan and her service dog Wilco served with the marines in the Middle East. They were injured in an IED explosion and sent home. Both Brynn and Wilco suffer from flashbacks and PTSD.Wilco is a tra...
  • Nina
    Brynn and her cadaver dog Wilco, both injured in an IED explosion head back home to her gipsy clan roots in the Appalachian Mountains and ugly memories, drug runners, rape and murder.Amazing characters and lots of action. The book just kept getting better and better. I never saw the end coming.This book is the first in a new series called Bone Gap Travellers Mystery.If you read just one book this year. Splintered Silence by Susan Furlong should b...
  • Linda Zagon
    MY REVIEW OF “SPLINTERED SILENCE” BY SUSAN FURLONG“Splintered Silence” by Susan Furlong is a captivating and unique suspenseful mystery. The story takes place in Tennessee near the Appalachian Mountains in Bone Gap Tennessee, where the Irish Travellers, a clan of people who have special traditions and believe that “no one forgets and no one forgives” live. They live their own way and don’t trust outsiders.The towns people or “sett...
  • Jackie Nolan
    I wasn't sure what to expect when going into this book, but I'm really glad I read this story! This book was so unique and unlike anything else that I've ever read. I had never heard of the Irish Travellers before reading this book. I enjoyed learning about them and their culture. It was really interesting to read about and added a special element to the story being told. You can't help but feel for Brynn. She has been through so much, it's no wo...
  • Darcia Helle
    Splintered Silence is a thoroughly unique and engaging story. I loved everything about it.Susan Furlong is a gifted writer. I knew next to nothing about Irish Travellers, yet in no time at all I was transported to a different culture in this place called Bone Gap. Within this place, I experienced the racism directed at the people, I understood their desire to wander, and I envied their bond. And, oh, the characters! They're all complex and unique...
  • Daniele
    4.5 starsSPLINTERED SILENCE is the compulsively readable first installment in the Bone Gap Travellers Mystery series by Susan Furlong. I have long been a fan of Furlong’s cozy mysteries, and this foray into a darker mystery did not disappoint. With a flawed protagonist, an insular culture that I did not know much about before reading about them here, and a compelling story, I was hooked from the first page.Brynn Callahan, a former marine MP, an...
  • Lori Cimino
    OMG! This book hooked me from beginning to end. I could not put it down. I want the next one now
  • Sarah Dykes
    I am a huge fan of Susan Furlong's Georgia Peach cozy mystery series, so when I saw that she was writing a novel that featured a former Marine and her military working dog, I was ecstatic. Brynn and Wilco, her human remains detection dog, return to Bone Gap after being seriously injured and traumatized during deployment. Her home is far from happy - a member of the Irish Travellers, the clan's values tend to clash with those of the "settled" peop...
  • Celia
    Splintered Silence is a tough and gritty book that deals with the effects of a veteran returning from serving in the Marines in Afghanistan, and a group that I had heard of, but didn't know much about, the Irish Travelers. Brynn Callahan has returned home to the traveler's settlement in Bone Gap, Tennessee after three tours overseas with her service dog, Wilco. Brynn's duty was body recovery, and Wilco is her cadaver-sniffing dog. Both are experi...
  • Stephen Terrell
    Susan Furlong has expertly crafted a wonderful mystery that propels the reader into an entirely new part of Americana that few know exists -- The Irish Travelers who live an isolated existence in the mountains of Appalachian Tennessee and other parts of the South. The Travelers really exist. They do, as their name implies, travel, following the seasons doing handiwork throughout the United States. They are a closed society, untrusting of the "set...
  • Doward Wilson
    Brynn Callahan and her cadaver service dog, Wilco have returned stateside after three tours of duty. They have returned to her grandparent's home in Bone Gap, Tennessee. She has PTSD and Wilco is deaf and missing a hind leg. Bone Gap is home to a long established settlement of Travellers or Gypsies as the outside world called them. When Wilco discovers a dead body in the forest on the edge of the settlement, Brynn is sucked into a dangerous game ...
  • Cheryl
    Brynn is a member of a traveling clan who escapes to join the Marines. An IED explosion ends her tour of duty and that of her dog. She has flashbacks and drinks too much so she goes back to live with the grandparents who raised her. Her dog finds a dead body that turns out to be the mother she had been told committed suicide years ago. While dealing with her own problems she tries to find out where her mother had been, what she was doing back in ...
  • Jo Ann
    I like reading books where, besides being entertained, I learn something new. This story is based on Irish Travellers - descendants of nomadic Irish families who immigrated to the US in the mid-1800's - who now reside mainly in Georgia, S Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. The ways of the Travellers added an interesting element to the standard crime novel. Something about the writing style took me a bit to get into (still trying to place my finger on...
  • Patricia Gligor
    "Splintered Silence" by Susan Furlong is a fascinating story - a mystery that will keep you eagerly turning the pages until the end!
  • Viva
    Fantastic, best book I've read in a while. First of all, I love books with dogs so that's a plus already. Secondly this book was very well written and easy to follow. I got into the story right away.I love the background of the Irish Travellers. It's not something that I know a lot about but I found the setting very interesting. I also loved the characters, not too many to overwhelm the book, but just enough to make it interesting. The main chara...
  • Beth
    Excellent! Great read.
  • Brenda
    I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I am a big fan of Susan Furlong's Georgia Peach Mystery series and I was very interested to read Splintered Silence which promised to be different from her previous works. And different it is. The tension in this book is so thick you can cut it with a knife! Brynn and her dog Wilco, both suffering from PTSD, return to her family and the insular community of Irish Travellers she had tried to leav...
  • Kathy Schouten
    3.5- there was a lot going on in this book. I enjoyed learning about Irish Travelers, had never known anything about them before. In addition to a different culture there was Brynn, a Marine with wounds and PTSD and her wounded dog, an absent mother, local murders, past lovers, a new Sheriff, grandparents and on and on. Pretty fast read.
  • ANNE
    A great new series! With it's twists and turns it kept me engaged the entire book. I hated to put it down!
  • Linda
    I usually prefer "cozier" mysteries, but I am certainly recommending SPLINTERED SILENCE by Susan Furlong. I read it in a day – staying up quite late because I wanted to know what happened to former Marine (military police) Brynn Callahan and her human remains detection dog, Wilco. Devoted to each other, they had spent three tours together in the Middle East, but are now recuperating after an IED explosion. Brynn brings Wilco to the Appalachia...
  • Abby Fabian
    Ms. Furlong has written one of the best suspense books that I have ever read. This book was full of all the twists and turns I desired, but it also had something more. It contained a fully developed story that was teeming with diverse characters and a strong back bone. The Irish Traveller theme was one that I believe is mostly untouched by other authors, and it was amazingly done. I believe the author had a very deep understanding of the culture,...