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Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil

The Blurb

The Wall Street Journal bestseller and Audible's thriller of the year! 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 is a page-turner you will not be able to put down. What readers are saying about Silent Child: "Everyone, buy this book, it's brilliant. I just kept reading it, instead of cleaning. Now I'm sad it's ended." "A tense, haunting story which I had to finish in one sitting." "What a fantastic read. Kept me on the edge of my seat 'til the end." "One of the best books I have read. I stayed up most of the night to read it." "I read this book from cover to cover in one sitting. It's been a long time since a book has captivated me so much to do that. Gripping and full of twists and turns."

About Sarah A. Denzil


The United Kingdom





Suspense, Thriller, Crime

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.

My Review

I Whispersynced this one for times when I wasn't able to physically read, like driving, which was read by the delightful actress Joanne Froggatt, and also happens to be Audible's 'Thriller of the Year.' Emma's child Aiden went missing ten years ago, during a flash flood that ravaged her village. He was pronounced dead after seven years missing during which time she married Jake and is expecting his child, and Aiden's father left to join the army. Aiden reappears from the forest, and does not speak. What happened to him during this time. It seems he was abducted but cannot or will not say who had taken him and what had happened to him. This is a story of betrayal, deception and kept me on the edge of my seat for the past 4-5 days.

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