The Silent House – Nell Pattison


I will be looking out for more from this author.  This is quite scary and opens up a multitude of questions.

A baby is found murdered in a home where all the occupants are deaf.  The fact that nobody could have heard an intruder makes the murder seem all the more sinister and unnerving.  The Police need an interpreter for the interviews and call Paige Norwood.

The deaf community is close knit and protective but it soon becomes apparent that some people are hiding facts to protect themselves or maybe others.  Paige is part of this community and this makes her job difficult and duplicitous. The relationships are complex and the families do not necessarily like each other.  All this adds to the intrigue.

I found myself learning about a community which I knew very little about as well as becoming engrossed in the complexity and hatred which the murder brought to such a small group of people.

Thank you to NetGalley, Avon Books and Nell Pattison for my ARC in return for my honest review.

A great read, highly recommended.


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