Until Rylee Anderson…
When Rylee spots Killian hopping over a fence next door, she follows him, unprepared for the boy she’d find—or the relationship that would unfold over the next seven years.
Or th ...more
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Leddy Harper delivered a touching, emotional tale that really broke, but also warmed my heart. A story about love, finding who you are, forgiveness and second chances, 'Silenced' is fast-paced, intense and gritty at times. I was lost in this story from the prologue and I couldn’t put it down for one minute. Leddy’s newest release will definitely make you feel.
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I don’t really know what I expected when I started this book, I just wanted to just read a book to calm myself after a stressful day at work. No matter the case, I really enjoyed this one.
We all have scars, some internal where no one can see and others on the outside for the world to see. Killian has both. He has permanent wounds on the outside that anyone who looks at him can see but it’s the internal ones are ...more
This is a wonderfully written story about a boy, Killian, suffering the traumatic effects of a double murder and an attack that left his face scarred for life when he was eight years old, who has chosen not to speak since that horrible night. He meets a neighbor girl, Rylee. These two find solace in each other's company ...more
SILENCED: Killian Foster at the tender age of 8 was diagnosed by the school’s counsellor as having a photographic memory, his parents tried everything from pills, therapy, art classes to medicine to make him better, but nothing seemed to work.
A night that will forever be cemented on his mind at 11.20pm on on a school night he’s startled from near sleep from a thud and a scream from his mother, getting out of bed and making his way to his parents room and opening the door will forever be ...more
Silenced is the heart-wrenching story of Killian, who's life was changed the night he saw his parents murdered. The same night he stopped talking and walked away with scars on his face. He was moved in with his aunt when no other family could take care of him and that's when his life changed yet again. When he met Rylee.
"If I could, I’d steal the moon from the sky. I’d still the earth and keep it from turning into day. I’d stay here with you, taking to you, listening...more
Overall Opinion: This is a hard one for me to rate tbh. I liked it. I thought it was a unique second-chance type story. I just had some issue with the believability of it all, and I was really confused by the h's behavior when they reunited. BIG SPOILERS HERE, so please don't click if you don't want to chance it being ruined: (view spoiler)[Killian leaves Rylee to seek revenge for his parents murder. When they reunite she just happens to be dating the man that killed his mother?!? The ...more
Silenced was an emotional story of a broken boy and the best friend that saves him. It's also about second chances and finding the truth about who you are and where you're going. Leddy Harper wrote a love story that tested the limits of its characters but that in the end proved love and healing and soul mates do exist even in the darkest of times.
Killian endured more than any human should ever have to and he has the scars to prove it. As a young child his life was turned up ...more
I was nervous about this book. I read one Leddy Harper book and LOVED it and I read one and hated it. I love angst and Harper knows how to write a pull-your-hair out book, so I went into Silence cautiously.
I didn't know anything about this book except for the fact I knew the author and I liked the cover.
The first 50% of the book
The book was broken into two parts in my opinion. The first 50% was the two main character's when they were younger.
Killian is a troubled boy. He witnessed his pa ...more
"If I could've, I would've stolen the moon from the sky.
Held it hostage.
And kept her with me."
Bravo to a woman who never ceases to amaze me!! Leddy, hands down to your versatility and talent as an author. Having been following your career and books, every releases shows how you keep getting better and better at what you do. Silenced proved that. This book broke me and healed me. Thanks to your writing, you really awaken my deepest emotions. But then again.... give me a warning will 'ya ...more
Oh well this book was plain amazing. Really.
It was my first Harper book, so naturally I was kind of intrigued by the blurb when I first saw it, and dove right into it when it came on my kindle. I have to say- she delivered.
The very beginning of the book struck us with a tragedy, and we kind of had an inkling about what had happened, but it wasn't until later into the book that we are given a clear picture of the horror that Killian had witnessed on that fateful day.
Which brings us to Ki ...more
Killian's life was forever changed in one night and because of the pain and loss he experienced it causes him to become a different person. Yet little did he know that being different would bring her into his life and would help to heal the pain that he's experiencing.
Rylee's life is as normal as normal can be...that is u ...more
This book will probably be in my top 5 for this year even though it's only January.
Silenced could possibly be Leddy's best work so far. Seriously, she is the BOMB!
I have a huge book hangover.
I can't stop thinking about this story of love, heartbreak, second chances and redemption.
Don't read the blurb. Just go for it, you won't be sorry.
Yes, it has some dark scenes, and they were not easy to process, b ...more
"My heart needed her, and hers needed me. She was the air I required to breathe, the nourishment my body demanded to keep going, the strength that kept me alive. She was the reason for everything I did. Whether she ever believed that or not didn’t change the truth."
Surely it’s not the last time I read Harper’s books! I enjoyed this one and it was interesting. Everything was perfect. It was a little fast-paced but it was more than okay with me!
When Killian was eight-year-old, his ...more
When Killian was a young boy, he witnessed his parents being murdered in his childhood home. On that horrific night, one of the murderers left him with a Glasgow smile and told him to be silent.
Ever since then, Killian didn't speak to anyone and only communicated by hand written messages. None of the kids wanted to be near him because of his scar. But Rylee changed his life. She was the only person he'd talk to. She was the only person that had his complete trust.
Killian and ...more
"If I could've, I would've stole the moon from the sky. Held it hostage. And kept her with me."
From day one, Killian and Rylee have always loved each other. Their connection was always simple and without words. They just understood each other.
As each day together grew a kindred spirit between Killian and Rylee, she also learns why Killian doesn't speak. Killian witnessed and survived the horrible murders of his mom and dad. A murder that would haunt Killian ...more
No spoilers... Not the way I roll. I will say, this is a dual POV novel, that spans years in the lifetimes of our main characters. You'll grow up right along with them. Ms. Harper has a knack for getting us right into the head space of our hero and heroine; although, sometimes you almost don't want to be there- because it's a dark and painful place to be. You'l ...more
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5 "You've always been mine" STARS
"If I could, I'd steal the moon from the sky.
I'd still the earth and keep it from turning into day"
What can I say about this book? "Silenced" has silenced me!! It sounds so cliche but yeah, this book has left me utterly speechless as in completely mute. It was such a beautiful ride and I really really adored this book!
Silenced is a perfect blend of romance, suspense, mystery and ...more
There's a long separation which I totally got - he needed to pull his life together so he could move forward instead of living his childhood horror over and over again. I love how the author did this, but what I didn't like is Rylee. What the h ...more
5 ⭐ Read
Emotionally Raw, intense, and heartbreakingly beautiful. An absolute masterpiece, that I could not put down.
I have tears in my eyes.
Silenced is one of those books that I will never forget. A story that has touched my heart, and it will always have a special place there. When I heard about this book, I could not wait to read it. I just knew this would be a highly emotional read for me, so I went in blind, didn't read the blurb....nothing. When it landed on my t ...more
At the start although I thought it started brilliantly I wasn't too keen that it started with the main characters being so young (this is only my opinion and doesn't take anything from the story). However I had faith in the author and read on. I found myself absorbing the words and forgetting that I wasn't keen on the age at the beginning.
My heart broke for Killian. His story wasn't an easy one and he wasn't dea ...more
10 yr old girl meets the scarred, mute boy next door.
I liked this. I thought the prose wasn't bad for selfpub. However, there were a lot of elements that I did not like or was uncomfortable with so I can't rate it higher than 3.25
I would be interested in reading another novel by this author but looking over her backlist, she specializes in Second Chances Romances, which this one also is.
Tags: revenge, childhood sweethearts, boxing
4.5/5 bc i felt the characters were extremely sexually active lol!
Living with his aunt, Killian's only means of communication is writing everything down in a sketchpad, when he befriends the girl next door Rylee, a wonderful friendship and love begin to blossom.
An emotionally charged story of survival, bravery and love. It tugs on the heart strings and ...more
This is a beautifully written story that has some scenes in that are tough to rea ...more
I have read a fair few books by this author and I always know I'm going to get angst and emotion and Leddy Harper delivers this in spades in Silenced.
This book starts when our hero and heroine are little kids and this part I loved seriously hard. The innocence of children and their inability to hide their true emotions is something I love to read about and knowing that these two had that connection from a young age only makes the later years all the more precious.
Killian was a kid that ...more
She often calls writing her therapy, using it as a way to deal with issues through the eyes of her characters.
She is now a mother of three girls, leaving her husband as the only man in a ...more