e-ARC Review: The Silent Ones by K. L. Slater
Published by: Bookouture
Released on: 24th July 2019
Genre: Fiction, Thriller, Psychothriller
My Rating: 4/5
This morning, I was packing up lunches, ironing, putting on the laundry I should have done last night. Now my precious daughter is accused of murder.
When ten-year-old cousins Maddy and Brianna are arrested for a terrible crime, Maddy’s mother Juliet cannot believe it. How could her bright, joyful daughter be capable of such a thing?
As the small village community recoils in horror, the pressure of the tragedy blows Juliet and her sister’s lives apart. And things get even worse when their daughters retreat into a self-imposed silence. Can anyone reach Maddy and discover the truth before her fate is sealed?
Juliet is crushed. Nothing will ever be the same for her darling girl. But she knows that to find out what really happened that day, she and her sister must unlock the secrets of their own terrible past, a past they swore never to speak about again …
This was my first ever book by K L Slater and it was great. Now that I have tasted it, I want to read more of her works.
The premise of this one was extremely interesting and that made me go for it when it came on #netgalley
Two 10-year old girls are accused of murder and then they are silent and not saying anything. They aren’t explaining anything or trying to defend themselves. It looks like an open and shut case but the counselor and the chief do sense that there’s something wrong. Their background check ensures they have a family, a twisted one with long unspoken truths and hidden dark secrets.
The two 10-year olds are the daughters of two sisters. Two sisters who are very different from each other. The parents and one of the sisters know everything, and they have been hiding it from the younger child. She has a friend, but she doesn’t know that it is not what it looks likes to be. On the one hand, she has a family and a good supporting friend, but neither of them is there when she needs. It’s all dubious.
It’s a thriller/mystery. It’s full of twists and turns. It’s fast-paced. There’s no dull moment. As you get deeper into it, you understand them, the family and the two mothers, who in spite of being sisters are so different from each other. It also explains why the two receive such different treatment from their parents. Well, I think I have given enough reasons for you to pick it up. It was a definite 4⭐️ for me!