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Summary

"'Ambulance and police. Something’s happened. I don’t know what. But my little girl, there’s blood.' A sob choked off the sentence. He took a deep, tremulous breath and finished, 'It’s my daughter....'"

When a young girl disappears on the edge of the Forest of Dean and blood is found where she was last seen, the town is terrified a killer has returned.The local police are convinced it’s the same man who stabbed a girl to death 18 years ago. They know who he is. They’re desperate to finally have the evidence they need to put him away. To save another girl before it’s too late.

Only Detective Anna Gwynne is sure he isn’t the real killer.

But Anna can’t explain how she knows.Time is ticking. He’s been hiding in plain sight. And there’s only one person who can help Anna. But that person is not just a killer.... He's a monster.

Can Anna face her fears and confront him before another girl dies?

A thriller that will leave you wanting more. If you love Val McDermid, Angela Marsons, and M. J. Arlidge, you’ll love The Silent Girls.

©2017 Dylan Young (P)2018 Bookouture

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Not bad...in the end

I very nearly gave up on this a couple of times in the first hour. I felt the start didn’t engage me at all. In the end though, I persevered and I’m glad I did. The characters became more interesting and the plot developed well. I’ll definitely give the next in ther series a try when it comes out.
The narration was pretty good but I’ve marked it down for some very odd mispronounciation of quite ordinary words and in one case a name. Careful editing should have picked these out.

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  • Candice
  • 21-01-18

Smart, savvy suspense

The Silent Girls by Dylan Young is a very, very good audiobook. The intricately woven plot provides an excellent and suspenseful crime thriller that keeps its edge until the last pages. I connected with the main characters on our protagonist team, tasked with cleaning up an old cold-case mystery while monitoring a new one that appears connected to stave off mistakes made in the earlier case that sent an apparently innocent man to prison- or is he innocent?
This is one of those rare books that grabbed me from the first chapter and had me riveted. It is smart, savvy and extremely well-written, with keen attention to detail and a grittiness typically seen only in the most admirable suspense thrillers. This is one to admire and one to pick up right away, in my opinion. Tamsin Kennard’s narration was a pleasure to listen to, and this American listener thought her accents were ace. An easy five stars for The Silent Girls.

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  • Sharae
  • 24-04-18

Give me more...more...

Great story. Captivating and just enough bread crumbs to make you think twice or maybe even three times as to "who done it". Great narrator, and I am a critic of narrators. So kudos and bring it on!

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  • Eric J Valenzuela
  • 28-03-18

One of my favorites!

Great, suspenseful book with a “Silence of the Lamb” type feeling. Perfect narration by Tasmin Kennard- my favorite narrator to date!

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  • Kathleen
  • 26-11-18

A very enjoyable read

I enjoy thrillers but I don't always enjoy police procedural's. I found this one enjoyable. In my experience with thrillers many times the female protagonists can be frustrating and unrealistic. I enjoyed this book because the main character portrayed well and was actually believable.I wouldn't call this "a gripping thriller packed with mystery and suspense" but a good book nonetheless.

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  • Cynthia
  • 08-11-18

Good read

Gratefully, the narrator was very good. The story was interesting with just enough surprising twists

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  • Jennifer
  • 19-10-18

Polished and Sophisticated

Of late, so many of the mysteries I’ve read have been sloppy, filled with continuity issues, or just plain over the top.

While this novel may not be as fast-paced as the aforementioned novels, it’s well-written, smart and polished in a way those novels and novelists could never be. There’s a, what I’m guessing will be a storyline throughout the series, “Silence of the Lambs” parallel, but I think it works.

I rarely solve the mystery and I did so in this novel and pretty early on. I’ve wracked my brain and I attribute this not to any failing on the novelist but rather it just being on of those occasions in which I had real clarity of thought.

My only sadness is that there are only two novels so far but I suppose that means I have many more to look forward to!

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  • Debra Mamula
  • 05-10-18

Good listen

Loved it very good. Couldn't stop listening. Can't wait to listen to next book in series