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The Silent Ones

Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
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Summary

This morning, I was packing up lunches, ironing, putting on the laundry I should have done last night. Now my precious daughter is accused of murder.   

When 10-year-old cousins Maddy and Brianna are arrested for a terrible crime, Maddy’s mother, Juliet, cannot believe it. 

How could her bright, joyful daughter be capable of such a thing?   

As the small village community recoils in horror, the pressure of the tragedy blows Juliet and her sister’s lives apart. And things get even worse when their daughters retreat into a self-imposed silence. Can anyone reach Maddy and discover the truth before her fate is sealed?  

Juliet is crushed. Nothing will ever be the same for her darling girl. But she knows that to find out what really happened that day, she and her sister must unlock the secrets of their own terrible past, a past they swore never to speak about again.

The most unputdownable psychological thriller you’ll listen to this year from the best-selling author K. L. Slater. If you love The Wife Between Us or Gone Girl, you’ll be totally hooked on The Silent Ones.

©2019 K. L. Slater (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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great narration and a fairly good story....

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two ten year old girls end up deciding to go and scare an old lady with dementia and doing so puts in a series of events that the two mothers of the children need to sort out, it turns out that the family hold a very dark secret... the book has a plot within a plot what is very good and is easy to follow even when it jumps back in time. I found parts of it very predictable though not the ending but parts in the middle where I knew the guesses would be wrong, the narration is very good and is easy to follow even though there are many characters. it has a very good ending that I was personally unable to guess.

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Enjoyable experience

Great storytelling, excellent narration, didn't expect the outcome at all. Overall an enjoyable audible experience.

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Very very gripping

Typical KL slater more twists and turns than you expect very enjoyable to listen to really enjoyed it

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Wow Read You will not be disappointed

Absolutely fantastic book again by K.L. Slater I highly recommend this book very cleverly written

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Really good!!!

Unputdownable!!!!!!! Well read. Great interesting story. Lots of twists and turns that I certainly didn’t see coming. Highly recommend ed!!!!!!!

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Good story and excellent narration

This book kept me engrossed right the way through. Lucy Price Lewis was, as always, a brilliant narrator.

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Loved it

My favourite K L Slater so far. I was convinced there was an answer, then another, then another. Great plot.

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Brilliant listen

Really good. Forfeited sleep and my day off, and I like my sleep, just to listen to as much as I could. Riveting . Every time you thought you had a mystery figured out , there was a slight unexpected twist.

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great story

great story but I guessed the ending! I listened in almost one sitting. highly recommended.

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Great twist

I enjoyed this audible. The plot to the story had a great twist and narrater was good toon

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  • M. Raja
  • 24-10-19

COULDN'T WAIT FOR IT TO END

Silent Ones didn't hold my interest. I found it mediocre and incredibly easy to give up on over and over but I wanted to get through it because the book was nonrefundable. If I could get my money back, believe me, I would.

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  • Shots RN
  • 04-10-19

Duh I need Cpt Obvious to be my bestie

The main character is sooo hopelessly clueless that it was hard to keep going. It had some good twists but the twists in her thinking made it hard to enjoy them. Good Narrator.

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  • marie
  • 23-10-19

Couldn’t stop listening

So I have at least an hour commute one way or the other and I mainly listen to my books. Once they get to the last few chapters and everything is unfolding I’ll read them after work to finish. NOT. THIS. ONE. I literally had this one going non-stop as much as I could. If this was a book-book it would have been a page turner and its readers would have been up until the wee hours just to figure out what happened. Full stars across the board for me and as an audio book listener.

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  • Kristen Chappell
  • 11-11-19

Must listen!

This is by far one of the best books I’ve listened to. I did not expect all of the twist. Very much enjoyed this book.

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  • Susan Pettit
  • 30-10-19

Great narration with unexpected twists

I enjoy Slater’s books and the narrator Lucy Price-Lewis is always engaging. This one was a bit slow yet still engaging enough to listen on and find out answers that were lurching on each next page (so to speak.) Not as much intrigue and suspense as her other novels but it kept me interested from beginning to end.

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  • barbara
  • 20-10-19

The Silent Ones

Love the stories and all the different twists and turns, never quite knowing who it can be. The emotions involved, making you smile at times, angry the next and loving what makes a person lose it. The narration was excellent.

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  • happyfeet
  • 20-10-19

Well woven tale!

The story started off a bit slowly, but developed into a very interesting tale of family dynamics based on lots of lies mostly at the hands of a very flawed mother. Her behavior does great harm over many years.

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  • Kit Levy
  • 19-10-19

Loved this book!!!!!!

This book is hard to put down because the author pulls you right in grim the start!

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  • VDH
  • 16-10-19

I couldn't stop listening!

There were some many things going on and I was so sure I had it figured out. Until I realized I didn't. Really good story, written so perfectly to keep your interest!

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  • stacia
  • 10-10-19

ok, I guess

Ill just say I didnt know who did it. But the end still lacked luster and your were feed the whole scenario that just came out of no where.