Release date - 22nd January 2017
Book length - 417 pages
Book Depository - www.bookdepository.com
Amazon UK - Silent Child
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In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son’s red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year – a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned.
His body was never recovered.
Ten years later, Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life. She’s married, pregnant, and in control again...
... until Aiden returns.
Too traumatized to speak, he raises endless questions and answers none. Only his body tells the story of his decade-long disappearance. The historic broken bones and injuries cast a mere glimpse into the horrors Aiden has experienced. Aiden never drowned. Aiden was taken.
As Emma attempts to reconnect with her now teenage son, she must unmask the monster who took him away from her. But who, in their tiny village, could be capable of such a crime?
It's Aiden who has the answers, but he cannot tell the unspeakable.
This dark and disturbing psychological novel will appeal to fans of The Widow and The Butterfly Garden.
In the small town of Bishoptown-on-Ouse, it is during a flash flood that Emma's simple life will be destroyed forever. For it is the day that her little boy Aiden suddenly disappears, presumed to be drowned. Distraught, heartbroken and utterly destroyed, it will take Emma a long time before she can even contemplate trying to live her life again, but after almost ten years since Aiden's tragic death, Emma now finds herself in love and pregnant with some sort of future to look forward to. But what if Aiden didn't drown that day? What if someone took him? When a teenage Aiden returns to Emma broken and unable to communicate, Emma will do whatever it takes to uncover the truth about what devastating horrors her beautiful boy has had to endure. But will she be able to handle the truth?
This is my first time reading Sarah A. Denzil but it will certainly not be my last. With a dark and disturbing atmosphere throughout, SILENT CHILD can be uncomfortable and distressing at times (especially as I am a mum and storylines like this tend to really upset me), but it is also compelling and written in such a way that the reader just has to discover exactly what happened to Aiden. I became attached to the characters and just had to get to the end as fast as I could. SILENT CHILD by Sarah A. Denzil is a powerfully troubling, sinister, psychological thriller that will linger in your mind long after you have finished reading it.
BOOK RATING - 📖📖📖📖 4.5
Sarah A. Denzil is a British suspense writer from Derbyshire. In her alternative life—AKA YA author Sarah Dalton—she writes speculative fiction for teenagers, including The Blemished, Mary Hades and White Hart.
Sarah lives in Yorkshire with her partner, enjoying the scenic countryside and rather unpredictable weather.
Saving April, Sarah’s debut suspense thriller, is a psychological look into the minds of the people around us whom we rarely even consider—our neighbours. What do we really know about them, and what goes on when the doors are closed? For more information:
Website - www.sarahdenzil.com
Twitter - twitter.com/sarahdenzil
Facebook - www.facebook.com/sarahadenzil
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Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger, wife & mother who loves all things books!
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