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....
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Silent Child Reviews
Audiobook rating: ★★★★
Story rating: ★
Ok, the fact that there was a mention of Downton Abbey in Silent Child was really amusing! Since the only reason I listened to this audiobook at all was because it has Joanne Froggatt (who played Anna Bates in the show) as narrator. So that nugget is something extra and earned a good chuckle during a miserable stretch of chapters.
Every facade of the revelation was some implausible scenario after another. When you think about it, it’s just too much to beg to ...more
Though this was not as exciting as I expected, it was a pretty solid mystery. It's quite atmospheric and the main character is well sketched out. However, I did guess the resolution about half-way through, hence the three stars. To me, the villain always seemed so obvious I kept thinking there had to be another answer, but no, I was right, though I didn't want to be. Overall, not a bad book, but nowhere near as gripping as I had expected.
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Loved this read
This book started with a bang. There was consistent mystery, thrill and the 'who done it ' factor. I couldn't put it down! I finished this book in about a day. Now at some point the constant description of adrenaline would have me pumped as well and I needed a break but that would be my only complaint.
***** 5 "Storm Distaster" Stars *****
THIS BOOK IS LIKE WOW WOW WOW!!!!
One day 10 years ago should have been a normal day. Emma Price took her 6 year old son to school only to never see him again. When a horrible storm hits her small town, the town is shut down to avoid the serious flooding about to happen. Emma had to get to Aiden. Braving the story, Emma makes is to school only to be told that her son wandered off from his classroom and no one has seen him.
Franticly, Emma and the police se ...more
It’s hardly untempting to agree with the reader who objected she didn’t want stories about children being abused. I’d not want them either. Abuse of children & domestic violence are two of my triggers. But that is not what this story is about, tho’ what happened to Aiden & who might have been responsible is never out of our minds. While child abuse is something no decent person could enjoy watching, as Aristotle explained long ago, we are pleased by artistic representations of actions we ...more
This year I'm doing a Reading Challenge; so I have 26 books with specific subjects that I need to read.
Book 26:A self-published book
I have started quite a few self-published books before settling on actually finishing Silent Child. My problem with self-published books is the lack of proper editing. Stupid things drives me nuts and I just quit them.
One thing Sarah A. Denzil is extremely good at is suspense.
She knows just what buttons so push to keep you going. Even with the lack of proper editin ...more
Buddy read with:- Abdullah, Elsa, Amna, Zarshal and Nigham.
(Spoilers are concealed. Feel free to read)
Emma has lost her six year old child, Aiden, in the flood. He appears after ten years when she has been married to Jake and she is pregnant with his child.
Where Aiden had been for ten years? And how he survived? These questions would have been easy to answer only if her traumatised Aiden could speak the unspeakable.
I was hooked by this book honestly. I didn't want to put it down. ...more