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Publication date: January, 2003
My rating: 5 stars
"Fueled by an obsession to fill the void in other people’s lives, Milla Edge finds lost children—all the while trying to outrun the brutal emotions stemming from a tragedy in her past. Traveling to a small village in Mexico on a reliable tip, Milla begins to uncover the dire fate of countless children who have disappeared in the labyrinth of a sinister baby-smuggling ring. The key to nailing down the organization may rest with an elusive one-eyed man. As Milla’s search for him intensifies, the mission becomes more treacherous. For the ring is part of something far larger and more dangerous, reaching the highest echelons of power. Racing into peril, Milla suddenly finds herself the hunted—in the crosshairs of an invisible, lethal assassin who aims to silence her permanently."
Thank you, Blacky. As I have been told, the best way to cure bad case of a reading slump is to read genres and authors that wouldn't usually be your first choice. So, I did just that - thanks to wonderful Blacky from Goodreads, I got Linda Howard bug. My favorite are romantic suspense novels and out of those that I have read so far, Cry No More is the one that left me completely speechless.
Why I love this book? Oh, where to start... How about because of everything? Let me put it like this - this is Kristen Ashley kind of story but without all of the annoying and bad things that are unavoidable in her novels. There is mystery, there is epic love story, angst and emotional breakdowns, action, amazing characters...
Story. Linda Howard is a good with putting everything that makes a good story on the paper. Cry No More is a heartbreaking tale about a woman who doesn't give up and the strongest kind of love there is - the one that connects mother to her child. In 1993 Milla's six weeks old son was abducted. Ten years later she is leading group called Finders who help find missing people and she is still looking for her son. This is not a romance with alpha male that will save a day and get the girl. Main focus of the story is on Milla and her inner struggle. Yes, there is a love interest, but not of the kind you will expect.
Characters. If you are sick of thirty year old women acting like teenage girls and drama queens, I think that you should read this. Both Milla and Diaz were believable characters, portrayed with positive and negative sides. I was especially intrigued by Diaz because it took me a while to decide if he was a good or a bad guy.
Who should read Cry No More? Fans of a strong female characters, a good story that will keep your attention until the very last page, everyone who wants to read something a little bit more "grown up".