Strangers by C.L. Taylor #bookreview blog tour @callytaylor @AvonBooksUK #DontTalkToStrangers

I’m delighted to be joining the blog tour for C.L. Taylor’s latest psychological thriller, Strangers. With thanks to Sanjana Cunniah at Avon Books for inviting me to take part.

Strangers: the gripping new book from the Sunday Times bestseller by [Taylor, C.L.]

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Ursula, Gareth and Alice have never met before.

Ursula thinks she killed the love of her life.
Gareth’s been receiving strange postcards.
And Alice is being stalked.

None of them are used to relying on others – but when the three strangers’ lives unexpectedly collide, there’s only one thing for it: they have to stick together. Otherwise, one of them will die.

Three strangers, two secrets, one terrifying evening.

MY THOUGHTS

I’ve been a big fan of C.L. Taylor for a while now, and I think that Strangers, her latest, is her most addictive and compelling book yet. Whenever I’ve picked up one of her books, I’ve read them in just a couple of days. C.L. Taylor creates a cast of intriguing characters, and she draws you into their lives and personal struggles. Nothing binds them at the start of this book, and how she brings them together is done brilliantly. C.L. Taylor will have you wondering throughout how everything is going to pan out, and how she does this will totally shock you.

We’re introduced to three characters, Gareth, Ursula and Alice. They are all going through some kind of turmoil in their lives. Gareth finds himself at the centre of a police probe which he has no idea about; Ursula is addicted to shop-lifting and the thrill of it, which is why she has just been kicked out of the flat she shares with her friend. Alice is scared that she is being stalked and is constantly on edge. And in the midst of this, strange disappearances are sparking intrigue in the local community, prompting many to start discussing them online.

What really makes this book exceptional are the characters. I found their lives and their circumstance utterly compelling, and it’s what made me turn the pages faster and faster. I think I felt most for Ursula as she battles her addiction to shop-lifting. You can see that she is desperate to stop doing this as it is destroying her social life, particularly when her friends kick her out of her flat. And I engaged with Gareth and Alice. Gareth works as a security guard, which is already a demanding job, but he also has to care for his mother, who has dementia. I felt exasperated for him when he became involved in a police investigation, especially as he already had a lot of other things going on in his life demanding attention. Alice is desperate to find love again, but she is also having to deal with her teenage daughter trying to give her advice. But her daughter may not be giving her advice in the most sensitive of ways.

It’s really hard to talk more about the plot without giving anything away, but what I can say is that you will be pulled into the lives of the characters and the story, C.L. Taylor has created without any effort. If you’re already a fan of her work, you’ll no doubt already know what a treat you have in store. Strangers is C.L. Taylor’s best book yet.

Publisher: Avon

Publication date: 2nd April 2020

Print length: 400 pages

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I Am Dust by Louise Beech #bookreview blog tour @LouiseWriter @OrendaBooks @annecater

I Am Dust is the latest novel by Louise Beech and I am delighted to be taking part in the blog tour today on my blog. With thanks to Anne Cater from Random Things Tours for inviting me to take part.

I Am Dust by [Beech, Louise]

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A haunted theatre
A murdered actress
Three cursed teenagers
A secret that devastates them all…

The Dean Wilson Theatre is believed to be haunted by a long-dead actress, singing her last song, waiting for her final cue, looking for her killer…

Now Dust, the iconic musical, is returning after twenty years. But who will be brave enough to take on the role of ghostly goddess Esme Black, last played by Morgan Miller, who was murdered in her dressing room?

Theatre usher Chloe Dee is caught up in the spectacle. As the new actors arrive, including an unexpected face from her past, everything changes. Are the eerie sounds and sightings backstage real or just her imagination? Is someone playing games?

Is the role of Esme Black cursed? Could witchcraft be at the heart of the tragedy? And are dark deeds from Chloe’s past about to catch up with her?
Not all the drama takes place onstage. Sometimes murder, magic, obsession and the biggest of betrayals are real life. When you’re in the theatre shadows, you see everything.

And Chloe has been watching…

MY THOUGHTS

If you’re looking for a writer to re-ignite or ignite a passion for reading, choose Louise Beech. I’ve now read her last two books, and she has fast become one of my favourite writers. I Am Dust is a haunting and lyrical piece of fiction. When I first started reading it, I thought I would have it finished in a matter of hours, but then I realised that this is a book to be savoured, and I deliberately slowed down. If there’s one book that you read all year, please make sure it’s one!

Set in a haunted theatre, Louise Beech immediately recreates the buzz, and the excitement as plans for a new show gets underway. The excitement mounts when it is revealed that they are scheduling a play that hasn’t been performed for two decades, but it has been forever associated with a mysterious death. Flicking back to the year 2005, a group of budding actors attempt to make contact with the dead via an Ouija Board, and they get a response that they never thought would be possible, one that will haunt them in the years ahead.

I thought the three lead characters, Chloe, Jess and Ryan, were very well rounded. As Louise takes us back to the time in 2005, when they are all members of a theatre youth club, I could see how desperate they were to solve the murder of Morgan Miller. Chloe is especially determined to find out the truth, and she doesn’t stop thinking about it.

I was also desperate to discover who killed Morgan. Although she is talked about in the past tense, as she is no longer alive, she becomes a character in her own right. And I wanted there to be justice for her.

I loved the setting of the theatre, which for me added a lot of atmosphere to the book. If I were to pick and choose between theatre and cinema, I would definitely say the theatre. There’s a buzz that you get there that isn’t quite the same when you’re sitting in a cinema watching a film. This is what I could also see in Louise Beech’s characters as well.

I’ve also always been fascinated by Ouija Boards although I don’t think I quite believe in the supernatural. The idea of communicating with the dead, though, really freaks me out, and I don’t think I would be quick, or eager, as the characters are to try one out. I could feel chills creeping up my spine as the characters sat down to try and make contact, and it did make me wonder what would happen if I tried it out. But I don’t think I’m going to be doing that any time soon.

Louise Beech has shown over the past few years that she is such a versatile writer. What she always manages to do is tell an utterly compelling story that will hold you within its grasp. I’ve already found a few reads which I’m sure are going to be in my top ten at the end of the year, and I’m certain I’ve found another. I Am Dust is pure perfection!

Publisher: Orenda Books

Publication date: 16th February 2020 (kindle) 16th April 2020 (paperback)

Print length: 300 pages

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A Wash of Black by Chris McDonald #bookreview @cmacwritescrime @RedDogTweets

I’m delighted to be sharing my thoughts on A Wash of Black by Chris McDonald on my blog today. This is Chris’s debut novel and I am sure I’ll be returning to his work again in the future.

A Wash of Black (DI Erika Piper Book 1) by [McDonald, Chris]

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IT’S NOT LIFE THAT IMITATES ART. IT’S DEATH.

Anna Symons. Famous. Talented. Dead.

The body of a famous actress is found mutilated on an ice rink in Manchester, recreating a scene from a blockbuster film she starred in years ago.

DI Erika Piper, having only recently returned to work after suffering a near-fatal attack herself, finds she must once again prove her worth as the hunt for the media-dubbed ‘Blood Ice Killer’ intensifies.

But when another body is found and, this time, the killer issues a personal threat, Erika must put aside her demons to crack the case, or suffer the deadly consequences.

MY THOUGHTS

A Wash of Black is a strong debut crime novel by Chris McDonald, and I finished it in just a couple of days. This is the first book to feature Detective Inspector Erika Piper, and I can’t wait to catch up with her again.

Erika has only recently returned to work after taking a break for a year following a horrific event which took place twelve months earlier. But she suddenly has her work cut out when the body of a celebrity is discovered which will no doubt propel the case into the media spotlight. What is even more disturbing is that the killer has chosen to re-enact a murder screen from the star’s latest film. Clues left behind by the killer prompt Erika and her team to think that this won’t be the last of the killings.

This was a really intriguing first case for Erika and her team to get to grips with. I liked how Chris McDonald led me in different directions as he threw in each red-herring. He didn’t make it very easy for me to pinpoint the murderer, and I wanted to know what their motives were. This led to me considering a few of the characters as possible suspects, and when I thought the story was going one way, Chris managed to pull the rug out from under my feet.

Erika is a great character. She has an intriguing back story which made me want to find out more about her and what had happened in her past. She grew on me really quickly, and I can see her becoming a favourite character of mine in this genre.  You can see how difficult it still is for Erika to overcome what has happened in her past. This is also having an impact on her current relationship with her boyfriend. But she is also determined to make sure that this doesn’t have an impact on her work. It won’t stop her from trying to catch the person responsible before they kill again. It’ll be interesting to see how she will develop from this point on.

Chris McDonald keeps the pace of the book flying forward. I had to keep reading to find out the answers, and I could feel the tension rising as Chris threw in each new twist in the case.

I’m sure I’ll be returning to this series in the future, and I hope that we don’t have to wait too long for the next book. A Wash of Black is a chilling crime novel that will draw you in and keep you hooked.

Publisher: Red Dog Press

Publication date: 4th February 2020

Print length: 234 pages

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To Keep You Safe by Kate Bradley #bookreview @1stMondayCrime @kate__bradley

Today was meant to mark the return of First Monday Crime to City University, London, but unfortunately due to current crisis it has had to be cancelled. There are currently no plans to cancel the panels for May and June, but please do keep an eye on the First Monday Crime website for further developments.

But I thought I would still re-share my review of the intense psychological thriller by Kate Bradley, To Keep You Safe which I read for the blog tour last year. Kate Bradley is one of the authors who was meant to be appearing on tonight’s panel.

To Keep You Safe: A gripping and unpredictable new thriller you won’t be able to put down by [Bradley, Kate]

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You don’t know who they are. You don’t know why they’re hunting her. But you know she’s in danger.

What do you do?

When teacher Jenni Wales sees 15-year-old Destiny’s black eye, she’s immediately worried. Destiny isn’t your average student: she’s smart, genius IQ smart, and she’s in care. But concern turns to fear when Jenni witnesses an attempt to abduct Jenni from school.

Who are these men and what can Destiny know to make them hunt her?

With those around her not taking the threat seriously, Jenni does the only thing she can think of to keep Destiny safe: she takes her.

MY THOUGHTS

To Keep You Safe is such an intense psychological thriller by Kate Bradley and I managed to finish it in just a couple of sittings. There’s action right from the get-go when former soldier, turned teacher, Jenni, is compelled to help her pupil, Destiny. Jenni is convinced that Destiny is being tracked by some very dangerous people and is determined to help her escape them. But as Jenni tries to take charge of Destiny’s fate, things soon start to spiral out of control. For Jenni and Destiny, their lives will never be the same again.

What I loved about this book is that I had no idea what was going on. I couldn’t be sure if Destiny was misleading Jenni or if she did desperately need her help. You’ll begin to understand why I thought this if you choose to read the book. You can see just how much Jenni cares for Destiny. She wants to make sure she’s safe, and she will go to any means possible to make sure this happens, even if this means putting her career at risk. I think this was what I liked most about Jenni. Her sheer determination to make sure that nothing bad happens to Destiny is what drives her throughout the book.

Destiny is a character who has come from a troubled upbringing, and she has been moved around from different foster homes. What also made this book fascinating is that we are allowed glimpses into Destiny’s mind. We can see how her upbringing has moulded her into the person she is today. I always had this feeling that Destiny wasn’t being entirely truthful with her teacher. This feeling made keep guessing and turning the pages as I wanted to find out what was really going on, and who’s side, Destiny was on. She is one of the most intriguing characters I’ve recently come across.

There are some uncomfortable themes which Kate Bradley explores in this book, and this made the novel more intense. When Jenni first decides to help Destiny, I didn’t expect the story to come to this point. There are some shocking twists which make you look even more closely at the characters.

This book will keep you completely gripped throughout, and it will have you desperately trying to work out what the final outcome will be. If you enjoy reading a fast and an intense story, then I would definitely recommend this book.

Publisher: Zaffre

Publication date: 10th October 2019

Print length: 400 pages

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Please do check out the other authors who were due to attend First Monday Crime this evening.

Sam Lloyd, author of The Memory Wood

The Memory Wood: chilling, moving and unputdownable - the must-read thriller of 2020 by [Lloyd, Sam]

Elijah has lived in the Memory Wood for as long as he can remember. It’s the only home he’s ever known.

Elissa has only just arrived. And she’ll do everything she can to escape.

When Elijah stumbles across thirteen-year-old Elissa, in the woods where her abductor is hiding her, he refuses to alert the police. Because in his twelve years, Elijah has never had a proper friend. And he doesn’t want Elissa to leave.

Not only that, Elijah knows how this can end. After all, Elissa isn’t the first girl he’s found inside the Memory Wood.

As her abductor’s behaviour grows more erratic, Elissa realises that outwitting strange, lonely Elijah is her only hope of survival. Their cat-and-mouse game of deception and betrayal will determine both their fates, and whether either of them will ever leave the Memory Wood . . .

H.A. Linskey, author of Alice Teale is Missing

Alice Teale is Missing: The gripping thriller packed with twists by [Linskey, H. A.]

Alice Teale walked out of school at the end of a bright spring day.

She’s not been seen since.

Alice was popular and well-liked, and her boyfriend, friends and family are desperate to find her.

But soon it’s clear that everyone in her life has something to hide.

Then the police receive a disturbing package.

Pages from Alice’s precious diary.

Who could have sent them? And what have they done with Alice?

Fiona Erskine author of, The Chemical Detective

The Chemical Detective by [Erskine, Fiona]

Dr Jaq Silver. Skier, scientist, international jet-setter, explosives expert. She blows things up to keep people safe.

Working on avalanche control in Slovenia, Jaq stumbles across a problem with a consignment of explosives. After raising a complaint with the supplier, a multinational chemical company, her evidence disappears and she is framed for murder. Jaq must find the key to the mystery.

But can she uncover the truth before her time runs out?

 

 

 

The Fallout by Rebecca Thornton #bookreview blog tour @RThorntonwriter @HarperFiction @annecater

I’m delighted to be joining the blog tour for The Fallout by Rebecca Thornton on my blog today. With thanks to Anne Cater from Random Things Tours for inviting me to take part.

The Fallout: Full of secrets, rumours and lies, the page-turner to get everyone talking in 2020 by [Thornton, Rebecca]

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The accident.
The lie.
The fallout will be huge . . .

When Liza’s little boy has an accident at the local health club, it’s all anyone can talk about.

Was nobody watching him?
Where was his mother?
Who’s to blame?

The rumours, the finger-pointing, the whispers – they’re everywhere. And Liza’s best friend, Sarah, desperately needs it to stop.

Because Sarah was there when it happened. It was all her fault. And if she’s caught out on the lie, everything will fall apart . . .

MY THOUGHTS

The Fallout is a compelling novel by Rebecca Thornton, a new author for me, and I will definitely be on the lookout for more books by her. I think I would describe her latest book as more of a slow-burner. We get to know a group of women who all chat with each other on a WhatsApp group, a group of young mums. The more we get to know them, the more Rebecca Thornton unpeels the layers, and we begin to see different people emerge. Rebecca then begins to explore how the very closest of friendships can turn toxic.  Before the days of social media, people kept their true thoughts a lot closer to themselves. If someone did happen to say something about that, it wouldn’t affect such a large group of people who can instantly share with someone else what has been said. Once someone has posted something online, it is scary how much this can change people’s perception of the person and how it will never be forgotten.

I loved the idea of using a WhatsApp group as the basis for this story. I think the women in this book will feel familiar to everybody. There are more than likely countless WhatsApp groups up and down the country, and it’s probably fair to say that there are more than a few of them that have lead to friendship groups collapsing.

The book really begins to get going when the son of one member of the group, Liza, has an accident when he falls from a tree. There is a sudden rush of accusations pointed and a lot of anger within the local community. Many people effectively blame Liza for not looking after her son properly on the day it happened. Liza is distraught; she is trying to cope with a scary new reality while thinking of the prospect of a brighter future. At the same time, her friends are starting to show their true colours.

Although I didn’t find any of the characters particularly likeable, I did find their lives compelling. You can see things beginning to crumble around Liza in the wake of her son’s accident. I think I did feel sorry for her at some stages throughout the book, particularly when she became the victim online trolling and is vilified by people who don’t know her. You can see how much she does care for her son, and she only wants the best for him.

The writing is taut and I was drawn further and further into the story and into the lives of the characters. The Fallout is a well-written read that compels you to read on.

Publisher: Harper Collins

Publication date: 5th December 2019 (kindle) 2nd April 2020 (paperback)

Print length: 432 pages

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Little Disasters by Sarah Vaughan #bookreview

I’m delighted to be sharing my thoughts on the latest novel by Sarah Vaughan, Little Disasters on my blog today.

Little Disasters: from the bestselling author of Anatomy of a Scandal by [Vaughan, Sarah]

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A mother in crisis
A doctor’s duty
What is the truth about that night?

Liz and Jess have been friends for ten years, ever since they both started a family. But how well do they really know each other?

When Jess arrives at A&E with her baby girl and a story that doesn’t add up, Liz is the doctor on call.

Jess has devoted her life to family and home. But she is hiding so many secrets.

As the truth begins to emerge, Liz is forced to question everything she thought she knew: about Jess, and about herself…

MY THOUGHTS

Sarah Vaughan tackles a tough topic in her emotive and blindingly good thriller, Little Disasters. Sarah’s protagonist, Liz, is faced with a tough decision when her good friend, Jess, arrives at the hospital, where Liz works as a nurse, with her young daughter. Jess’s daughter, Betsey, has suffered head trauma, but what is even more perplexing to Liz, is Jess’s lack of empathy or concern about the situation. Why didn’t Jess rush her daughter to the hospital when the accident first happened? Why won’t Jess open up to her about Betsey’s accident? Liz has to reach an uncomfortable decision then when she has to decide if Betsey is safe in Jess’s care.

Sarah Vaughan’s writing has a really addictive pull to it, and I was immediately sucked into the story. I really felt for Liz when she was put in the situation right at the beginning. I could see that she wanted to help her friend in the best possible way, but I could also see that she had to think professionally about the situation and that she had to think of Betsey as her patient and not as her friend’s daughter. You can see here that the next steps Liz chooses to take will have a huge impact on their friendship for the rest of their lives.

We hear from both Jess and Liz’s point of view. I really struggled to stay on Jess’s side right at the beginning of the book, and I thought that Sarah Vaughan built her story and Liz’s well as the book progressed. There is tension on every page. As I struggled to see Jess’s side of the story, after Liz first interrogated her, I could never be sure if she could actually be dangerous, especially to other members of her family, while Betsey was being treated in hospital. It was the questions about Jess which I still had in my mind which kept me turning the pages and the tension turning up a notch.

This is also a multi-layered story. Liz’s personal story is complex, as well. Sarah Vaughan gradually reveals details about Liz’s past and the devastating events in her childhood which continue to have an effect on her in the future. You can begin to see why she makes some decisions that she does in the present.

I thought both Liz and Jess were two, very well rounded characters whose stories kept me gripped.

Little Disasters is a cleverly constructed page-turner, with the theme of motherhood at its heart that will keep you invested the entire way through. A solid five stars from me!

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication date: 2nd April 2020

Print length: 432 pages

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We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker #bookreview blog tour @WhittyAuthor @ZaffreBooks @Tr4cyF3nt0n

I’m absolutely delighted to be sharing my thoughts on the new novel by Chris Whitaker, We Begin at the End today on my blog as part of the blog tour. With thanks to Tracy Fenton from Compulsive Readers for inviting me to take part.

We Begin at the End: Gripping. Heart-breaking. Unforgettable. Discover the most captivating crime read of 2020 by [Whitaker, Chris]

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We Begin at the End is a powerful novel about absolute love and the lengths we will go to keep our family safe. This is a story about good and evil and how life is lived somewhere in between.

‘You can’t save someone that doesn’t want to be saved . . .’

Thirty years ago, Vincent King became a killer.

Now, he’s been released from prison and is back in his hometown of Cape Haven, California. Not everyone is pleased to see him. Like Star Radley, his ex-girlfriend, and sister of the girl he killed.

Duchess Radley, Star’s thirteen-year-old daughter, is part-carer, part-protector to her younger brother, Robin – and to her deeply troubled mother. But in trying to protect Star, Duchess inadvertently sets off a chain of events that will have tragic consequences not only for her family, but also the whole town.

Murder, revenge, retribution.

How far can we run from the past when the past seems doomed to repeat itself?

MY THOUGHTS

Ever since I read Chris Whitaker’s debut novel, Tall Oaks I have always been keeping an eye out to see when his next book will be released. I described All the Wicked Girls, his second novel as a triumph, but his third book, We Begin at the End is a masterpiece. The writing really makes it a book that you will want to savour. I could have flown through it, and I really wanted to, but I wanted to take a much more leisurely pace with it as I was enjoying it so much. It is literary crime at its very best.

Once again Chris takes us to the heartlands of America and introduces us to a cast of new characters, real, every-day normal people, but they are also people who leap off the page. For me what really stood out in Chris’s debut novel was the humour and its characters. I still haven’t forgotten about Manny who I think impresses everyone when they read Chris’s debut. I think creating and developing characters, who you really care about, is Chris’s strongest writing skill.

Chris’s last two novels have taken on a much darker tone, but again, there are so many strong and compelling characters, who you will be rooting for. I felt real sympathy for Duchess and her family; the primary characters Chris’s latest novel focuses on. They are characters who you will become so attached to and this is what makes the ending all the more heartbreaking and powerful. I think what will make people feel the most towards Duchess, is how strong her need to protect her family is. This is particularly as they have already gone through dark times, which has very nearly torn them apart.

Once again Chris develops a small-town setting which feels like it could be a real place. There’s a strong sense of coming together in this town against one individual, a past resident, Vincent King, who has just returned to the area after thirty years in prison. So it’s no doubt that when another horrific crime takes place, Vincent is everyone’s number one suspect. It seems that the residents of the town have all near enough decided that he is guilty without taking much note of the evidence, and this pushes a lot of people to the brink. This time the police aren’t keen to go lightly on him, they are pushing for the death penalty and they feel sure they’ll get it granted. This is a town where emotions are running very high, and I kept thinking, as I was reading, that at any moment it was going to break and this is what made the novel so tense as well.

But above all, it is a book that is just beautifully written and it deserves to be on everyone’s reading list, you really won’t regret it. It is a book that will keep you thinking about the characters within the pages long after you have turned the final page. We Begin at the End is a cleverly woven piece of fiction and with such a strong central and supporting cast of characters. It’s brilliant!

Publisher: Zaffre

Publication date: 26th March 2020

Print length: 464 pages

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The Silent House by Nell Pattison #bookreview blog tour @Writer_Nell @AvonBooksUK

I’m delighted to be joining the blog tour today for The Silent House by Nell Pattison. With thanks to Sanjana Cunniah at Avon Books for inviting me to take part.

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If someone was in your house, you’d know … Wouldn’t you?

But the Hunter family are deaf, and don’t hear a thing when a shocking crime takes place in the middle of the night. Instead, they wake up to their worst nightmare: the murder of their daughter.

The police call Paige Northwood to the scene to interpret for the witnesses. They’re in shock, but Paige senses the Hunters are hiding something.

One by one, people from Paige’s community start to fall under suspicion. But who would kill a little girl?

Was it an intruder?

Or was the murderer closer to home?

MY THOUGHTS

The Silent House is a really different psychological thriller. The author, Nell Pattison, explores the deaf community in her debut novel, and this is what made the novel so intriguing when I first read the blurb. She also draws on her own experience as this is a community which she has worked with. After I read the first couple of chapters, I did not want to put it down.

Nell Pattison opens up her novel in a horrific way when the body of a young girl is discovered. The discovery sends shock waves throughout the local community. The family of the young girl who has died are deaf, and when one of their friends, Paige Northwood is drafted in to help interpret for the police, she knows that this will be a difficult task. She will have to examine every part of their lives to get to the truth. And soon she begins to think that someone within the family isn’t telling the truth, can she really trust the people she thought she knew?

As Paige became involved with the investigation, I wondered how this was going to take its toll in her, particularly as the Hunter family are her friends. I wondered if this would put any strains on their relationship, and how difficult it would be for her to get the answers she needs to find for the police.

Nell Pattison’s writing makes this a very easy read to get into, and as I said earlier, I couldn’t stop turning the pages. I couldn’t stop thinking about the idea of there being an intruder in your home, and myself not knowing. This is what made the idea so scary. I knew I had to find out who had done this to the family and what their motive was. It was so unnerving to think that someone could do this to a small girl who is totally innocent in anything that might have been going on. This is what made me think that anyone who knew the family could be responsible.

This is a hugely absorbing debut that will keep you utterly gripped and reading into the early hours of the night. If you’re looking for something different in the crime fiction genre, then definitely give this book a go. The Silent House is a sinister read that draws you in from the first page. I would highly recommend it.

Publisher: Avon

Publication date: 5th March 2020

Print length: 400 pages

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