The Silent Ones
He'll do whatever it takes to find his missing sister.
Darren Evans was only eleven when his beloved sister Carly and four other teenage girls disappeared, sparking a huge police investigation.
Eventually, a woman confessed to their murders. But although she admitted her guilt, Olivia Duvall refused to say what had happened to those five missing girls. Or where their bodie
----Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Ali Knight, an English author, is back again with yet another enticing psychological thriller, The Silent Ones that revolves around the abduction of five teenage girls by a strange woman who confessed in the kidnappings and murders of those missing girls but never confessed in the whereabouts of their bodies or how she killed them, ten years down the line, the brother of one of the girl's launches his self ...more
This is a difficult one...all I can think to say about it in the end is that it's good enough for a few hours of reading time.
The characters are all ok, quite lightly portrayed with the exception of the 'baddie' Olivia. She was the only person I was genuinely interested in. Clever, cruel and keeping her secrets close.
Then came the twist that disappointed. For me, it just didn't fit.
Many thanks to Netgalley and Hodder for this copy in exchange for an honest review.
Darren Evans was only eleven years-old when his beloved sister Carly and four other teenage girls disappeared. With Darren's mother ill and his sister has never been found he feels like his world had been slowly drained of all its colour. Darren will do whatever it takes to find his missing sister. He decides that the only way is to get near to the killer. He knows it's a very dangerous game, but he will ...more
I picked this book thinking it would be a crime thriller. Little did I know what The Silent Ones have in store for me! This is a story about the lengths someone will go to, to bring peace to their parents.
Darren’s sister vanished and the only person who knows what happened to her is Olivia, a sociopath in a psychiatric hospital. Darren lies his way into a job there to find out the truth.
The story is mainly told from Darren’s perspective with interludes from O ...more
The premise of this story was wonderful. There was so much promise: mystery, action, and the general gritty way of such novels. However, once I got into reading it I found the story wasn’t giving me a ...more
The most interesting portion of The Silent Ones comes in the form of Olivia - the "bad guy" - in a secure unit for murder,hiding secrets and there was a great depth to her and a pull that kept me reading. When Darren, one of the relatives of a possible murder victim takes a job at ...more
I was wrong. I put it down a lot and didn't go back to it for days because something just didn't connect. I couldn't understand why it had started off so amazing but fizzled into a disappointment. I thought the characters, especially Darren, would have mo ...more
Darrens sister, Carly, was murdered 10 years ago by Olivia Duvall-the witch-who is now incarcerated in a top security facility. His mother has cancer and Carlys dog has just died leading to Darren getting a job at the prison with a fake identity. He is determined to get access to Olivia to find out where Carly is buried to bring her ho ...more
The fact it turned out that Olivia had a son and gave him up for adoption and Darren was adopted and is the sam ...more
I didn’t really have a connection to the characters apart from Olivia (the killer) I found myself wanting to know more about her and why she was this way, I still want to know more about her.
Frankly I found the story a bit far fetched and felt a bit disappointed by twist at the ending. 🤷🏼♀ ...more
Sadly for me this book didn’t live up to the expectations I had for it, in a lot of places within ...more
“Grief twisted people into shapes they wouldn't recognise, made them do things they could never have imagined.”
This started so well and ended so badly, or at least for me it did. I loved the idea of the plot originally. I thought that Olivia killing his sister and Darren opting to work at the hospital in an attempt to find out where her body was worked really well. It was so different from any other YA books that I've read and I was impressed with the way it started to unfold. The chance meeti ...more
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