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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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Enjoyable experience

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

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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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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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great narration and a fairly good story....

(this review contains no spoilers) 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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Oh dear.....

What a load of toot. A family which contains all the fictional stereotypes you could think of plus a cast of characters that’s so small the bad eggs are smelly from early on. A big family secret is revealed at the most unlikely of moments which everyone knows bar the most savvy character. Poor Bessies murder is never really gone into either.... The only saving grace is the narrator who does a sterling job with the tripe she has been given.

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Slaters worst

Obvious ‘twist’. Really poor story and narration. I have always been a fan of KL Slater but this was very disappointing.

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Not so great...

Not one of the best books by KL Slater. Its very slow and even though I skipped over 10 chapters in the middle, I didn't seem to miss anything. Other books better.

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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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  • 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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  • Turnip
  • 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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  • 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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  • Deb Kastner
  • 30-12-19

Loved the twists and turns

I'm a big fan of KL Slater and enjoy listening to all of her novels. As usual, she didn't disappoint. There's a lot of deep thought in this one regarding society and families. Well done.

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  • Rainey
  • 16-12-19

Excellent!

Great twists and turns. K.L. Slater keeps you guessing! Just when you think you've guessed the next turn, she throws in a twist. Don't get me started on the back story. I'm hooked on her books 📚

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  • ICE
  • 28-11-19

Story peters out

I have listened to some absolutely fantastic psychological thrillers by K.L. Slater, but this was not one of them. It started out great, and one can't help feel despair for kids who one is almost sure are innocent (especially the one who confesses), and the one's mother, to whom all kinds of awful things happen in a very short time. But then, suddenly, all is resolved. Just like that. Easy peasy. From 100 to 0 in the space of a few minutes of listening. No great detective work involved in getting the real culprit. No new evidence. No search for what really happened. Just suddenly resolved in the space, basically, of one phone call. Could have been a great book except for the ending. I felt let down. It felt as if there should have been at least another 2 or 3 hours of suspense and storytelling before the "great" reveal!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-11-19

Not her best work!!!!

I love her work but this book felt rushed and the characters were absolutely not fully developed. I found the reactions of the characters totally unbelievable. She’s a great writer and her books are normally very enjoyable but this was just too much.

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  • Mary Keirns
  • 19-11-19

yoink

love a good thriller especially when there's a great twist and you can say, "I didn't see that coming. "

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  • Beth n.
  • 03-12-19

So many surprises

Love the twists was not expecting any of that. Great story! Definitely recommend this one.

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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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