13 Apr 2020

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Blog Tour Book Review / The Silent House by Nell Pattison

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?

Published:     5th March 2020
Publisher:  Avon
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Series or Stand-Alone:  Stand-Alone
Source:  Review Copy from Publisher


After reading quite a lot of romance, it was great to get back to reading a good thriller.  In this story, we follow Paige Northwood.  Although she is not deaf, she grew up in a family who was and is now an self-employed interpreter for the emergency services.  There's a young girl who has been murdered and we need to find out whether it was someone she knew or an intruder.

The best part of this story for me was the actual mystery surrounding the young girl's death and who committed this crime.  I found it interesting to follow this story from an interpreter's perspective, given that she has history (which I would have loved to have had this explored a bit more in this story), but would have loved to have followed the police a little more and how they were investigating.

Don't get me wrong, this was a really great read and one that kept me turning the page until I found out what had happened at the very end but I would have loved to have had a bit more history of the character of Paige and follow the police a bit more.  I had also not read a story involving the deaf community before so this aspect of the story I did find fascinating.