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The Silent House Nell Pattison 4*#Review @Writer_Nell @AvonBooksUK #CrimeFiction #SignLanguage #FamilyDrama #Relationships #Mystery #Suspense #BlogTour #BookReview

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 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?

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I received a copy of this book from Avon Books UK in return for an honest review.

My Thoughts…

It’s always interesting to read a crime novel from a new perspective. The death of a child takes place in a household where the adults are deaf. They didn’t hear the intruder. A sign language interpreter knows the family but sacrifices professional detachment determined to find justice for the victim.

The beginning is harrowing and sets the scene for an emotional domestic suspense story. The police procedural aspect is well-written, giving the plot authenticity. It’s the unofficial, personally motivated investigation that Paige undertakes that makes this story absorbing and suspenseful.
The characters are complex and believable. I did realise early on who committed the crime, but the plot has many twists and suspects, and a good final twist. It is immersive and poignant, with an adrenaline-inducing conclusion.