Review: The Silent Order


Rural America – 1928. After the murder of his partner, Detective Rollin Wells hides away in an Amish home near Sugarcreek, Ohio, to find out who in the police force is collaborating with Cleveland’s notorious mob.

While Rollin searches for answers to his partner’s death, he befriends an elusive young Amish woman named Katie and her young son. As Rollin learns about Katie’s past, he’s shocked at the secret Katie is hiding – a secret that has haunted Rollin for eight years.

My Review:

Oh this book is right up my alley. I was hooked from the beautiful cover, to the premise itself. I also know the author, Melanie Dobson, through my local writing group and her writing is always superb.

I was not let down.

Right away, The Silent Order hooks and doesn’t let go until the last page. The characters, the location, the dialogue—everything rings true of the time period. Dobson does a wonderful job of immersing the reader into the era.

I loved Katie’s character and her struggles with both herself and trusting others. The hero, Rollin, is memorable and lovable. Overall, each character was unique and left an impression. I’ve always loved mafia stories and this was certainly one of the best.

I highly recommend this to anyone looking for an adventure and journey back to depression-era America.

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  • Melanie Dobson

    Thanks so much for your review, Nicole! I’m honored that you enjoyed the story. See you soon!