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I have read and enjoyed Silent Child by this author, so I went into the story with a strange anticipation, wanting my cells to buzz with the dark energy that a book which messes the mind did.
The story took time to build up. Two sisters Rosie and Heather reunited after many years on their mother’s deathbed. On the surface they seemed disconnected, but there was a nervous energy binding them. Secrets abounded in their past about their missing friend Samuel Murray. What did happen 10 years ago?
Sarah Denzil took time to fire up my blood with this book as the sisters seemed spaced out. I never did understand why Heather couldn’t directly confront Rosie. But the writing soon built up the excitement insidiously one page after the other, there were times I tapped the Kindle softly so that nothing would crack through the aura of the book and disturb the perfect built-up
The people of the village added to the overall disquiet as they wanted the sistes to leave. I loved that the author made my mind burst with its questions, and I couldn’t help racing through the book to get to the secrets. The secrets, those delicious secrets, they turned the story around. As I always say, can open, worms crawling. Man, this time these tiny buggers were zapping and swooping me off at every turn. Whoa!!
The exciting end to the story made this an absolutely rocking midnight read.
I received a free ARC from NetGalley and publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
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Sarah A. Denzil is a suspense writer from Derbyshire, England. She is also known as young adult author Sarah Dalton.
Sarah lives in Yorkshire with her partner, enjoying the scenic countryside and rather unpredictable weather.
She is the author of international bestselling psychological thriller SILENT CHILD, which topped the bestseller lists on Amazon in the US, UK and Australia.
A SHOCKING DISAPPEARANCE. A VILLAGE FULL OF SECRETS.
Ten years ago, a boy named Samuel Murray went missing from the quiet village of Buckthorpe and was never seen again.
Rosie Sharpe cried over her missing friend for weeks after. But her little sister Heather knows that Rosie’s tears hide the truth. Because the night Samuel was last seen, Heather watched her older sister climbing back through the window of their childhood bedroom. Her jacket torn, her eyes wild and her body trembling with fear.
Heather never told anyone what she saw, but secrets can’t stay buried forever…
A decade later, Rosie and Heather return to the home they grew up in when their mother falls ill. But when their house is ransacked and they receive a threatening note, it becomes clear that someone in the close-knit village doesn’t want them there.
When Heather finally confronts her sister about what really happened on the dark, rainy night Samuel vanished, Rosie’s version of the truth is more shocking than she could ever have imagined. But can she trust her sister? And who broke into their house that night? As the lies of the past begin to unravel, they have the power to put the lives of both women in terrible danger…
Publication Date: 25th September 2019