Listen free for 30 days

£7.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime

Summary

From J.R. Rain and Matthew S. Cox, the best-selling duo that brought you New Moon Rising and Convergence, comes Silver Light, the first in a brand-new fantasy series starring Alexis Silver, a mermaid detective!

For centuries, tales have told of merfolk haunting the seas, strange creatures teasing or helping sailors at their whim, occasionally having them for dinner. And not in a cordial sense.

Alexis Silver was ahead of her time, a woman too smart to fit into society at the turn of the century. She gave up her dreams of higher education for love, marrying young. But her husband, and the life she wanted, perished in World War I, soon after. Heartbroken and restless, she booked passage on a cruise along the West Coast in search of adventure, but adventure found her.

The ship capsized, killing everyone on board, except for her. As she drifted far beneath the waves, inexplicably alive, the reason for her survival flashed by in a streak of silver: a merman. He had passed along the curse - or gift - as Alexis sees it.

A century later, she breaks up the monotony of immortality in the Pacific Northwest working as a private investigator. The long-dormant maternal instincts of her resident Dark Master kick in when a nice older couple hire her to find their missing son and his family. Her instincts tell her this isn't like her usual jilted-spouse cases.

If she doesn't work fast, a little girl is going to die.

©2018 J.R. Rain (P)2020 J.R. Rain

What listeners say about Silver Light

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    5
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    6
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    5
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Silver light

Ok so I loved this more than I thought I would! Story is unique and engaging and the main character is extremely likeable so downloading book 2 ASAP.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic Paranormal Story

A mermaid PI!! Love how this goes through her life before and up to the current moment all while going through her current cases. Which in themselves are fascinating and exhilarting. This is such a unique story. I honestly didn't want the book to end. Loved her cool powers and how she viewed the world. Don't want to give to much away but just advising that this is a MUST READ. The narrator did an outstanding performance. AudiobookObsessionReviewer

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Good surprise

I was worried that this was going to turn into the creepy version of the sirens show on TV all about death and darkness because its a murder and detective book but I was pleasantly surprised it didn't. I really enjoyed the story. Good listen.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • HB
  • 05-10-20

Loved it!

I don’t usually go for murder mystery type books but I’m glad I got this one as it was really enjoyable.
There was Good depth to the characters I liked that she wasn’t perfect and had a slight dark side to her. I really enjoy a good strong female lead it’s so much better than the whole damsel in distress kind of rubbish! So the plot line actually had a main story but it also had another mini drama alongside it so it ended the book really well.
I actually loved the narrators voice it was super clear and easy to listen to, it also fitted the main character very well. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
I would definitely recommend it tho as it was really good book and I loved the whole mermaid aspect to it.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Isabel
  • Isabel
  • 22-01-21

damn good

this book was really good. I loved it so much that I cant wait to listen to the next one. the only part that made me sad was the little girl that lost her mom and dad. I wish Alex could've gotten there soon to save them. but other then that it was good love the strong female role. shes bad ass. let's give thanks to the narrator she did an amazing job.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Raelyn Houston
  • Raelyn Houston
  • 22-10-20

Absolutely No Complaints!

I loved this book! Everything about it was perfect. The narrator did an excellent job. All of the voices were perfect, her enunciation was perfect, her voice fit each character perfectly. The story line was awesome. How she became a mermaid and how she lives now as a mermaid seems totally believable. The other characters were also great, and I’m super excited to see where this series goes from here. This was such a refreshingly good book that I’m seriously looking forward to listening to the next book in the series. If you like books with a slight supernatural feel to them, you will not be disappointed! I received this book for free at my request from Audiobook Boom.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Lexi Zieve
  • Lexi Zieve
  • 26-02-21

Loved it!

I loved this story so much! Alex is an awesome character who’s also a mermaid with a dark master who does try to help people. I really enjoyed this take on a mermaid and she had a lot of spunk and spark to her. The mix of old slang was a lot of fun too. I can’t wait to listen to the next book and see what else happens with Alex and of course her dark master as well. Their relationship was really interesting and I liked the dynamic a lot. The narrator did a fantastic job bringing these characters to life as well as giving them each their own distinct voice.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Tami Craig
  • Tami Craig
  • 21-02-21

So Unique!!!

I listen to alot of PNR and this takes a unique perspective on mermaid shifters. Alex is a private investigator who gets involved in strange situations. Thankfully she comes out just fine. The authors have done a great job of using old mythology and present day perceptions of merfolk, with a unique twist of additional "souls".
I highly recommend this book and I am looking forward to more from the authors. This book is the beginning of a series I have a great feeling about. Uses of old lingo from the past century are scattered throughout the book, and the uses are LOL worthy. Kelley Huston did an amazing job bringing Alex to life, with each character being unique and interesting to listen to. J.R. Rain and Matthew S Cox have written a great storyline with comical dialogue and interesting characters. Again, I highly recommend this book.
Would I listen to this book again? YES
Would I recommend this book to others? Yes, with no real reason for any age restrictions.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for good
  • good
  • 22-01-21

its good

I like the main character and narrator. The lead is warm, caring, brave and likeable. It has two cases where one is simple and another complex. I like the premise of a PI mermaid. The world building of lore is interesting. The only thing I find lacking is a strong supporting cast.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for 💕 Amanda Urbinato 💕
  • 💕 Amanda Urbinato 💕
  • 21-01-21

I love this!

This audiobook was amazing! When I first realized it was a mermaid book, I was a little nervous at first because I instantly thought of The Little Mermaid and thought I probably wouldn't be interested. This isn't even my first mermaid book that I ended up loving so you think I would know better than to judge a book by its cover, so to speak. But this book really was fantastic. And the narrator did an amazing job! I really look forward to continuing with this series. <3
This book was given to me at my request. I am providing a voluntary and honest review.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Neesie315
  • Neesie315
  • 20-01-21

Mermaid PI

This was a well written and wildly entertaining book with a unique main character. Alexis Silver is a private investigator, but she is very different from any PI you have ever encountered before. You see, Alexis should have died when a cruise ship she was on back in the 1920's sunk. Instead of perishing, though, she was turned into a mermaid. She lives with a resident Dark Master inside her brain as well as a link to salt water, eating live seafood (in lieu of human hearts) and a ten foot long tail.

Her latest case is the search for a couple and their young daughter, Hannah. When the man's parents come to Alexis asking for help, her maternal instincts kick in the minute she sees a photo of Hannah. This case is much more interesting than the cheating spouse cases that Alexis usually works.

The descriptions of Alexis in her mermaid form, her reminisces about her former life, the details of her transformation were wonderful. Anyone who thinks that mermaids are like those cute Disney cartoons will be shocked by the reality of Alexis and her cravings! I enjoyed the addition of her former husbands, who were a werewolf and a vampire, and her encounter with the original Dracula.

The mystery is full of intrigue and twists, the paranormal elements were great and the emotions were perfect. I will definitely be awaiting more adventures involving this wonderful mermaid!

The narrator did a wonderful job, with perfect pacing, great voices and spot-on emotions. I was given the chance to listen to this audiobook by the authors/narrator/publisher and chose to review it.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anne Secher
  • Anne Secher
  • 15-01-21

A supernatural fantasy on solving a mystery

*I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.*

This is a paranormal thriller in which Alexis Silver, a mermaid, investigates the case of a disappeared family.

Alexis became a mermaid after dying in a ship that sank and she is not alone on her quest; there's a ghost living in her head. Together and with the help of humans who also dedicate their life to investigation, they start a journey to save a little girl from the hands of a killer.

I found the writing style easy to follow, which made the book a quick read. The story is mainly character driven, but the plot is logical and the timing makes sense.

However, I found the supernatural aspect of it barely believable. A girl who dies and suddenly becomes a mermaid with a soul -that is actually beautiful and can pass as a human whenever she wants-, a ghost inside her head talking to her and making which were meant to be funny remarks and other supernatural characters that seem to be immortal.

Kelley Hutson gave the story a tone that made you want to know more, but I think there should have been a bigger difference between one voice and another to identify characters better, aside from the main ones.

I'd recommend it if you're character driven and believe in the supernatural aspects mentioned.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Laura
  • Laura
  • 04-12-20

Mermaids!! Need I say more?!?

Ohh I absolutely love this book. It is engaging and the narrator does a fabulous job portraying the main character as well as the other characters. It is easy to follow her voices and distinguish who is speaking as well. The author does a fabulous job informing the reader how Alexis came to be and how she is able to live now. If you enjoy some supernatural and mystery then this series is for you. Looking forward to listening to the next book.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Mona Brown
  • Mona Brown
  • 04-12-20

enjoyed this

have been a fan of Samantha Moon for a long time, and when I saw this i was excited to be able to listen/read more from this world.
This is a fun book about mermaids and what happens when you have a host who lives with you. Alexis has lived many lives and now is a private investor and takes on some interesting cases.
I really enjoyed the mystery surrounding this and the narrator does a great job. Can't wait for the next one