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Broken Silence (Silence #2)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  12,929 Ratings  ·  685 Reviews
Four years after Oakley left for Australia, the trial is ready to begin. After coming to the decision that she needs to face her abusers to finally be able to move on, Oakley and her family return to England to give evidence in person.

Oakley's love for Cole never faded, but after four years apart how will Cole react to her being back? Can they put the past behind them in o
Kindle Edition, 251 pages
Published December 11th 2013 (first published March 21st 2013)
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Aysia Schroeder
Jan 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The book, "Broken Silence", was by far one of the best, more realistic books I've ever read. The story is about a girl who grew up being sexually abused by her dad and his friend, from the age of five to thirteen. Through those years Oakley was completely silent and would not talk to anyone until it finally stopped. The story starts in Australia where Oakley, her mom, and her brother, Jasper, moved from England after Oakley had finally gone to the police about the situation at 16. It's four year ...more
Jan 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you for giving survivors of sexual abuse a voice!!!

As a survivor of family sexual abuse myself, I really connected with this story! it was written so well! It seems that the author was writing from personal experience. If not, she really did her research. (although Oakley's thoughts would be difficult to emulate without personal experience). So glad these books were shows that anything that doesn't kill you, makes you stronger....and that even from those bad experiences, good
Jan 05, 2014 rated it did not like it
I just... I really don't want to be negative, but I found this even more frustrating of a read than the first book.
The timing was really.... I don't know how to articulate it... time just seemed to skip ahead in a jarring/ jerky sort of way.

There was more poor grammar and quite a few typos, and I could feel myself getting annoyed with the way things played out.

There was a lot of melodrama around the court case, where it could have been more effective to show the emotions in a different way. It
Jan 02, 2014 rated it it was ok
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Broken Silence was just not as good as the first book Silence. In Silence you had the layer of Oakley not speaking to anyone. Well since she spoke at the end of the first book there wasn't that aspect. It was just the trial and Oakley and Cole trying to figure things out.

Really the book seemed like a lot of Oakley and Cole hanging out and a lot of Oakley worrying about the trial. But what if they get off? What if they don't go to jail? I know there is a ton of evidence against them, but what if
Feb 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Natasha Preston has become one of my favorite authors ever!! I actually love Broken Silence more than Silence. It goes more in depth of Cole and Oakley's relationship. Crazy how much you can love someone.
May 03, 2014 rated it did not like it
Sadly I was not impressed by this sequel. Silence itself was a frustrating read for myself, concentrating on day to day events and rushing the main issue. Unfortunately nothing has changed in this book.Far too much concentration on Oakley and Cole's feelings for one another than on the trial which should have been the priority. The relationship between the two main characters do not reflect the 4 year gap, it reads exactly like the previous book. I did skip over many pages because of this, and I ...more
Dec 19, 2012 rated it liked it
I thought that this was a fast, ok read but it was just nowhere near as good as the first book in the series.

Maybe that is because in Silence there was intrigue as to why she hadn't spoken in over a decade and the book was addictive because you wanted to find out what the secret was.

Although this was a quick interesting read, it was obvious where it was heading. It was clear that she (view spoiler)
Jan 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
When I finished the first book, I wasn't sure whether to read this one. The more I thought about this book, the more I really did want to read it. This is such a beautiful yet sad story. It is not one of those stories where you wish you were that character. It's more like, you wish you had that support and, of course, Cole. Cole was the best part of the story and quite instrumental to Oakley's recovery. And (spoiler alert for those who never read the first book) despite Oakley leaving for four y ...more
jannes meidling
Mar 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love it soooooo much

This book is so good. I could not stop reading it. At the beginning of this book I was so entertain. she went back to England. then in the middle I thought I was going to explode with anxiety. they kept making wonder if Frank and max are going to get sent to prison or not. Then the end no words. just writing this and thinking about the end makes me cry. How Cole gets arrested and every one supports him soooooo much. then for a couple minutes I thought that Oakley was going to
O O O O O OH my. And I thought the first book was good.
... But now it is... whats the word? O.. O-vverrr? Over. There is another book, but it isn't from Oakley or Coles point of view. So that leaves me like this:

and from me to Natasha Preston:

and my overall pain:

but all the tears. every one. every drop full of happiness. not sorrow. full of this:

(view spoiler) My only problem is that it still
Michelle Sibley
Sep 10, 2017 rated it liked it
This follows on from Silence which I quite enjoyed and to be honest this is a good follow up. It's a YA series and a bit predictable and cheesy but it's an easy read that requires zero concentration. There are two more books in the series which I will read at some stage.
Sharon Mariampillai
This book broke my heart, but also taught me how love can help people find their voice. In the first book, Silence, the story is about a young girl named Oakley who was sexually abused until she was 13 years old. Due to the abuse, she stopped talking in general, so she communicated by shaking her head and nodding.

In this book, it has been 4 years since she left for Australia. She is returning to testify at we father and his friend's trial after she confessed that she was abused. She has to face
Aug 23, 2014 added it
Just like the first book in the sequel, Broken Silence by Natasha Preston is an amazing love story with a big twist. This book is about the trial of Oakley’s dad and his friend for sexually harassing Oakley when she was little. This book is quite different to the first one, as Silence (book #1) was written around Oakley and Coles thoughts, whereas this book is more focused around what is happening and direct speech.

The book starts of with Oakley with her mom and brother in Australia after they h
Selina Griffin
Mar 26, 2014 rated it it was ok
I just found the whole thing a bit daft im afraid...oakley and cole seemed to still be acting like they were 12, professing they loved each other but then not getting round to actually getting together for hsaf the book. why?! then there was no duscussion of what would happen after the trial, even though cole was buying a house. *spoiler alert* when the evidence came to light after having just been mentioned, I cringed...really?! hiw cheesy can you get! and cole being arrested was so unrealistic ...more
Alayna Anderson
Mar 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is the best book I have ever read in my entire life. I am a person who doesn't enjoy sappy love stories where the girl gets the boy etc. But this book blew me away in ways I never expected. The story of why Oakley never speaks (can't say why or it will ruin story) and how much her best friend Cole proves his love to her. I would sit and read this book and hours and hours would pass and I wouldn't even realize how much time I've been reading. It was so easy to get wrapped up in this boo ...more
Helen Dempsey
Mar 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Awesome sequel!

Overall, again I really love this story! Extremely loved the first book, and this 1 absolutely gave Oakley's story a happy ending. I really wish there weren't so many typos, grammatical, spelling, and context, but they were somewhat easy to ignore! I look forward to more amazingness from Natasha Preston!
Feb 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Jun 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
A little slower and not as intense as the first book but I really enjoyed seeing where Cole and Oakleys journey would lead them. I am happy with how the story ended. I gave it 4 stars just because the book was a little slow, but I enjoyed the story overall.
Jul 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Just like the first one, it touched me. It showed me that everything can be ok in the end! I cried (again)!!!
Mariana  Jordao
Apr 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
O.M.G!!!!!! I finished this book in a week, and I simply couldn't put it down!!!! It was soooooooo good, and I would recommend anyone that loves thrillers and mystery books.
However, I feel Like there is more to end. I would still like to know how Oakley and Cole end up with the baby, her reactions to Frank leaving prison, and so many more!
Mar 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A Truly strong and Relatable Book! Completely fallen in love with this book
Jan 21, 2016 rated it liked it
I read the book Broken Silence by Natasha Preston. I thought that this book was okay. It seemed to drag on in some parts. I really liked the love story that it had. I liked how we got to see Oakley and Cole reconnect after four years of not seeing each other.

This book started out with Oakley and her family living in Australia. They had moved out there after they found out what Max had did to her. Oakley spent the beginning of the book preparing for her trial. She was terrified to see her d
Lorelei Ponto
Jan 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Personal response- This book was very enjoyable to read. Every chapter I loved and had meaning. I liked that the book switched from Oakley’s point of view to Cole's view while staying on track with the time. I had to get used to reading Cole as one of the main characters. At first I saw it and thought of my brother since that was also his name. Thankfully, after a chapter or two, it was easy to see him totally different. Most of the characters were very relatable. I made connections with many of
Nov 20, 2014 rated it it was ok
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Jun 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While I still prefer the first book, Silence, compared to this sequel but . . . damn it. Like what the first book in the series had done previously, the sequel has also - and yet again - tugged at my heart-strings and not to mention messed up all of my emotions. And so did the author's characters. Damn it. They really messed me up in this one. Haha. But in the best possible way of course.

But look, while the book has some grammar mistakes in it etc. and while there was a lot of melodrama in this
Lexi Stranix
I read this book immediately after finishing "Silence" because the ending was so good, and this book did not disappoint. After finding out why Oakley was mute, I had a myriad of questions that needed answers. This sequel did an amazing job of answering all of the questions that I had, and also keeping me interested in the lives and dynamics of all the characters. It was very frustrating to me at first because I thought Cole and Oakley were really good together, and in the beginning of the book y ...more
Aug 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow!! Like the first book this one had me hooked. I love reading about Oakley and Cole and all their family.

This series covers a very hard topic which some may find hard to read but I think Natasha did this is not written in lots of detail but I would say that it has been written well and not just "brushed over." You get a clear picture of what Oakley went through during her childhood but without making it too hard to read. It is an awful topic and Oakley went through hell for sure but
Ambia Khatun
Apr 22, 2014 rated it it was ok
After the disappointing ending for the first book, I honestly believed this book would buck up and redeem itself from its horrendous prequel. Unfortunately I was wrong.

Despite having improved marginally on grammar and spelling errors, Broken Silence was just as painful to read as Silence. Again the story was too rushed and dragged on scenes that relatively didn't need more description.

The tension around the court case was appealing but all of the build up didn't live up to the promise it held.
Jan 28, 2014 rated it did not like it
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