Make A Sound by
T. R. Ragan is a gripping psychological thriller. This intense
story delves into the lives of three sisters, all of whom
were abused. Although craving a closeness, they are a bit
afraid to confront each other with their own tragic and horrible
wanted to show how each sister is different. Harper, the older
sister, has OCD and is a control freak. She will not open
up regarding what happened to her. She is not soft and cuddly
and likes to take one day at a time. The middle sister, Aria,
is a typical middle sister. She OCD and is a control freak.
She will not open up regarding what happened to her. She is
not soft and cuddly and likes to take one day at a time. The
youngest sister, Sawyer, the main character, has trust issues.
Sawyer is impulsive, high strung, and not a rule follower.
She wants to help people because of her past, which is why
she became a crime reporter. She does not want others to experience
what she did. Sawyer cannot handle relationships, although,
throughout the series, she is trying to change that feeling."
After being promoted to a crime reporter, Sawyer Brooks goes
back to her hometown of River Rock to investigate a teenage
girl's murder that is similar to the two unsolved killings
from her youth. In the course of finding the truth, she chooses
to reconcile with her two estranged sisters, who supposedly
left her to face her uncle's demonism. While searching for
clues, she must face a past full of horrible secrets that
are intertwined in the town and her family.
The author noted, “town of River Rock is almost like
a character in its own right. I based it on a mining town
not too far from Sacramento called Yreka. It is small and
Along with the three sisters, there was also a vigilante group,
known as the Crew, consisting of five women who had been sexually
abused. Their goal was to teach the men a lesson who had molested
"I wanted to show how these five women formed a vigilante
group to get revenge on the abusers. They are angry and a
bit naïve. After planning and plotting, they realize
it is not as easy as it sounds. They start to question if
vengeance is the issue."
This story has intrigue, suspense, and an ending full of twists
and turns. Luckily for readers, this is the first in a series,
so there will be more of these gripping characters and thrilling