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The Price of Silence

3.14 of 5 stars 3.14  ·  rating details  ·  49 ratings  ·  13 reviews
The Price of Silence is a suspenseful and moving family drama that will leave you wondering where the truth lies.”—Harlan Coben, author of The Woods

“[Camilla] Trinchieri . . . shrewdly mixes up forward-moving court scenes with flashbacks showing how seemingly simple decisions go terribly awry.”—The Baltimore Sun

The Price of Silence is an absolute jewel—a dark tale, int
Hardcover, 275 pages
Published June 1st 2007 by Soho Press (first published January 1st 2007)
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(FROM JACKET) Emma Perotti took a young Chinese artist under her wing. Now she finds herself on trail for the girl's murder.

Nearly five years earlier, An-ling Huang appeared once in Emma's ESL classroom and never returned. Then Emma started running into the girl, apparently by chance. Emma was drawn to An-ling, who seemed to be longing to replace the family she'd left in China. She reminded Emma of her own daughter who'd died years earlier, a daughter whose existence she and her husband had kep
I enjoyed the structure and her use of perspective. It informed me as a writer.

Also, the book is a real page-turner. Murder mystery.

I felt she could have lingered on a few details that seemed to have been quickly brushed away as the main narrative unfolded. Basically, a few subplots run alongside and feed from/into the larger narrative, but they sort of fall away or are resolved too quickly (for me).

io giuro che odio scrivere commenti dei libri che non mi sono piaciuti, nel senso che mi prende l'ansia e mi spiace, ma insomma... è uno sporco lavoro... eccetera eccetera.
il libro ha una costruzione interessante, un'idea buona (l'intreccio di voci), ma uno svolgimento prolisso e poco coinvolgente. e sinceramente la dinamica è davvero poco credibile.
ecco. uffa.
I can't recall why this made it onto my reading list and I can't say I recommend it. Way too predictable. The main character was not likable - she was as dysfunctional as the supposed bad guy. Maybe that was the point - someone you think you should sympathize with isn't that sympathetic.
Fascinating courtroom drama/murder mystery. Reminded me a bit of Louise Ure's "Liars Anonymous." This isn't so much a mystery (although it is that) as a psychological portrait of what guilt and grief do to people. I was slightly confused about one detail at the end. Alas, no time to re-read.
Another tale of a family's struggle to communicate effectively -- when wrapped into a murder under investigation, the book turns into a real page turner. I'd recommend it for those looking for a fairly quick read.
This book was intense and well written but a little odd storyline. Will just say, the relationships between the characters was not at all what you expect!
This book was a quick and easy read. The plot was okay, but I didn't feel like I knew the characters very well.
Quick read. Felt sad that the mother had withheld her love for her son all those years.
Nothing sucks more than a book with a crappy ending. It just ruins the entire story.
This was a really good book.
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What's The Name o...: Language teacher accused of murder. [s] 7 37 Aug 17, 2013 04:12PM  
aka Camilla T Crespi, Trella Crespi.

Camilla Trinchieri was born in Prague to an Italian diplomat father and American mother and came to the United States at age twelve. After graduating from Barnard College, she moved to Italy. She returned to New York City in 1980 and earned an MFA in writing from Columbia University. As Trella Crespi and Camilla Crespi she has published seven mystery novels.
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