Avon Books UK
March 5-th, 2020
Copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
If someone was in your house, you’d know.
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 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 Paige knows from the Deaf community start to fall under suspicion. But who would kill a little girl?
Was it an intruder?
Or was the murderer closer to home?
Spring is almost here and we are in the middle of corona virus quarantine! So, #stayathome, take care for you and your loved ones and #readabook. Today I have the pleasure to take part in Nell Pattison’s blog tour for her debut gripping thriller, The Silent House. Its Publication Day was on March 5-th. Today I have an exclusive opportunity to share my review with you. Many thanks to lovely Sanjana and the amazing team at Avon Books for the chance to be part of this blog tour.
Don’t forget to visit all the other stops of this amazing blog tour! Enjoy!
The Hunter family are deaf. All of them. The two children from the first wife sleep over every weekend. One night something terrible happens. The eldest daughter has been killed. Hit in the head while sleeping. The two other children in the room are not hurt.
Who would kill a toddler?
Paige Northwood is a self employed sign language interpreter. She does the signing whenever people with hearing impairments need help in hospitals or courts. This time she is hired by the police to sign for a murder investigation. She finds out that the victim is actually her sister’s goddaughter. So, beside the signing, she tries to find out who killed the little girl.
The Silent House is my first book where most of the characters are deaf. I learned a lot about the deaf community and what life would be. The fact that most of the characters were deaf added a different dimension to the story. I’ve found the blurb very intriguing and the beginning was very promising. As the story continued, many secrets came out on surface and almost everyone was a suspect. There was a mystery surrounding every character, especially the interpreter. I’ve found some of the characters weak, but that didn’t stop from enjoying the book.
Overall, I liked the story and enjoyed this book. It’s a promising start for a debut author.
I will definitely be looking out for Nell Pattison’s other books.
Actual rating: 3,5.