The Silent Child – Sarah A. Denzil


Book Blurb:

Winner of Audible’s 2017 Narrator of the Year Award

Introducing Audible’s Thriller of the Year: Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil, performed by Joanne Froggatt.

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 traumatised to speak, he raises endless questions and answers none. Where has he been? What happened to him on that rainy afternoon? And now that he’s back, whom can he trust?

At Audible we love listening to crime books. But every so often one comes along that we think is truly special. An Amazon Kindle number one best-seller, Sarah A. Denzil’s Silent Child is taking Audible HQ by storm. In an Audible Exclusive production, Joanne Froggatt (Mrs Bates, Downton Abbey) delivers a powerhouse performance that will keep you gripped until the very last second.”


My Thoughts:

I know I said the last one was my last review of 2017 but I couldn’t let this one slip by. I am not sure if even the greatest reviewer could do this justice, I absolutely loved it.

The intensity of the characters, the suspense attached to each one sustained right to the very end. The story twists and turns like a eerie unmarked forrest trail, I can see why it won Thriller of the year.

Nearly every second of it was believable up until near the very end, I’m not sure how much fighting a heavily pregnant women could realistically do, but when in that situation perhaps she could.

I thought although Aiden didn’t say anything, he spoke volumes throughout, just goes to show you don’t need words to make a statement.

The narrator is Joanne Froggatt, best known for her role as Mrs Bates in that well loved TV show Downton Abbey, she does an excellent job of this narration the suspense just keeps going, it was wound up all the way from beginning to end. Definitely look forward to hearing her narrate more.

This is one going straight in my top 3 of 2017, if you haven’t given this a chance I couldn’t recommend it highly enough, brilliant all round.

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Follow Joanne Froggatt here: @JoFroggatt

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