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She’s broken. She’s vulnerable. She’s just what Marco was looking for.

Stella Wiseman was a child TV star, but there’s nothing glamorous about her life now. Alone in her thirties, she’s lost her parents and her friends and she’s stuck in a dead-end job. But just as she hits rock bottom she meets Marco, a charismatic older man who offers to get her back on her feet. He seems
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Expected publication: March 1st 2020 by Thomas & Mercer
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    She’s broken. She’s vulnerable. She’s just what Marco was looking for.

    Stella Wiseman was a child TV star, but there’s nothing glamorous about her life
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    Celine Godfrey Because Cornwall is in England, therefore they speak English. They speak Welsh (and English) in Wales which is a completely different country to…moreBecause Cornwall is in England, therefore they speak English. They speak Welsh (and English) in Wales which is a completely different country to England! As Daisy said, some Cornish folks still speak Cornish but it is dying out.

    England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are all in the United Kingdom (UK) and the predominant language of all four countries is English.

    In Scotland though, the Gaelic (prounounced Gallic) language is still used, and in Northern Ireland, Gaelic (pronounced Gaylic) is still used .... but still English predominantly.
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    Sarah
    Feb 02, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
    For my full review, visit me at https://mrsbrownsbooks.wordpress.com/...

    I have read books covering many fictional scenarios – rape, graphic murders, paedophiles – but this novel left me with a constant sickening feeling in my stomach. I predicted how the story would unfold but, despite feeling so horrid, continued reading in the hope that the mood would lift. If the topic of gas-lighting makes you feel uncomfortable and is an unpleasant topic, then I would recommend you think twice before
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    Jeeves Reads Romance
    Scattered, jumbled story

    Sorry to say that I couldn't connect to this one at all. There's something about the writing style that made it difficult to get into the story, and though there are elements of the plot that had potential, the execution was lacking that special something to make it work.

    The story follows Stella, a former child star, as she meets a guy and they begin a relationship that may or may not be healthy. Marco recognized Stella immediately upon meeting, and they shared one
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    Christa Bass
    Feb 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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    Julie Lacey
    Feb 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
    This is a great psychological thriller.
    Stella meets Marco and slowly starts to fall in love with him. He recognises her from being a child star in a sitcom and seems to have been a big fan.
    Stella is encouraged by Marco to take a pill each day to calm her nerves but soon she’s soon spaced out, she keeps losing her memory.
    Marco encourages her to see a Doctor he knows but things go from bad to worse.
    Soon Stella has lost all her friends and is alone at a cottage while Marco works away.
    Things
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    Charlee
    This was my Amazon First Reads pick for the month of February.

    It's one thing to be a broken individual that someone could easily prey on. It's quite another to be that AND painfully stupid. That's the reason I could not finish this book. Not only was it glaringly obvious from chapter one as to what was going on but we had to deal with a protagonist who is mentally and emotionally blind. It was so frustrating that I had to put the book down several times for fear of chucking it across the
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    Veronica Parker
    I do t usually have such strong reactions to books I don’t care for but this book drove me insane. Not a single character was in any way like-able or relatable. The story was disconnected and confusing at times. The supernatural element, in my opinion, was completely unnecessary and did more harm than good. Also, I’m going to point out this is yet another story about an unreliable narrator, made unreliable by substance abuse. Which, frankly, I am sick of.
    Kendal Parker (CosiedupwithCrime)

    Rating: 3.5

    Author: Daisy Pearce

    Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (1 Mar. 2020)

    Release: 1st March 2020



    Synopsis:-

    She’s broken. She’s vulnerable. She’s just what Marco was looking for.

    Stella Wiseman was a child TV star, but there’s nothing glamorous about her life now. Alone in her thirties, she’s lost her parents and her friends and she’s stuck in a dead-end job. But just as she hits rock bottom she meets Marco, a charismatic older man who offers to get her back on her feet. He seems too good to be
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    Charlie Morris
    Feb 15, 2020 rated it liked it
    Shelves: reviewed
    The Silence is a well-written book and I will certainly read more from Pearce in the future, but it’s a plot that I’ve read before. There’s a current trend of authors relying on an unreliable female narrative to help develop their thrillers so, unfortunately, it all felt obvious from the start, for me.

    The story reminds me a lot of The Wife Between Us, as you can easily make the assumptions that our female lead is being taken advantage of, with her fragmented memory only telling us half of the
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    Linda
    Feb 23, 2020 rated it liked it
    Shelves: fiction
    Part 1 - My last book group read was 'The Essex Serpent' by Sarah Perry. There were sentences and paras that I stopped to read again slowly because they were so beautifully written. We all agreed that Sarah Perry's book is 'literature'. Then there are 'genre' books which are page turners and people like them because they are quick exciting reads. They make good films. The Harry Potter books are not well written. I don't mind the odd genre book but I get more pleasure from literature.

    Having said
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    Caryn Schmidt
    Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was ok
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    Tina
    Feb 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    I loved this book. The protagonist Stella Weisman is vulnerable and fragile yet her strength is palpable. I found myself really rooting for her the whole way through despite (and possibly because of) her flaws. There’s a surprising supernatural element which is cleverly woven through the story.

    It’s well written with some lovely, vivid imagery. The Silence is a real page turner, but not a light read by any means. It respectfully deals with the sobering themes of addiction, grief, mental health
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    Lisa Borchert
    I really enjoyed reading this book. Overall, I found it be well written and a fun read. It held my interest. I rated it a 3 because, while I did really enjoy it, there were a few things that held me back from rating higher.
    1. The ending came as no surprise. I felt there were several missed opportunities for some great plot twists.
    2. I thought there were a few loose ends left with some characters. (Though I did read late into the night at least once, so maybe I missed something in a dozing
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    Pippi
    Feb 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
    I had this free as an Amazon First read book and I thought it was very good. Once a child tv star, our heroine (whose name escapes me!) meets an older man and gets involved in a relationship with him. Gradually we see him taking control of her life. Half way through I found myself wishing that the plot would move on (it did) as I couldn't bear to spend much longer shouting at the heroine, no, don't do that, don't let him! Towards the end, I found it hard to put down, just so I could know what ...more
    Katharina
    Feb 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: 2020
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    Christopher Hood
    Feb 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Need to keep going

    I nearly stopped reading the book when I was about a third of the way through. I kept going largely because, as an author, there are always things to learn from reading other people's books. I'm pleased I did. My problem had been that, whether due to her character or the way the book was written I'm not sure, I had no empathy for the main character. I didn't care if bad things happened to her. For some reason that changed in the second half and I flew through the rest of the
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    Leah
    Feb 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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    Daryth
    Feb 18, 2020 rated it liked it
    Actually enjoyed quite a bit. A modern thriller type novel.

    I dislike the use of real world people in a novel with fake celebrities, does not mesh well for me. Makes the world building a little off putting.

    But an interesting read, went through in pretty much one go, entertaining ride. Would recommend if you like slight horror, suspense, modern settings. I was overall surprised to enjoy it as much as I did.
    Nicole G.
    So close to a 4 that I rounded up. Because, yeah, I suppose the bare bones could be predictable, and you know who the bad guy is right away. However, I think the author got the atmosphere right. I felt uneasy while reading and then I would TALK to Stella out loud, which bemused my boyfriend who was sitting opposite while I tore through this over the evening. Daisy has a good sense of the macabre and I'm interested in reading more from her.
    Grace Simkin
    An impressive debut

    I was intrigued by this after reading the synopsis. I like a book with a bit of mystery and that blurs the line between reality and delusion. The pace of the book and the creative narrative kept me on edge, almost as if I was living the same hell as Stella. I will definitely look out for future work by Pearce.
    Sarah Nichol
    Feb 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
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    Schmidt4231
    A short story which should have been left one

    I liked her writing style even though strram-of consciousness in present tense usually makes me stop reading. She used very creative metaphors.

    Problems were: hated the MC. She was so obtuse I wanted to strangle her. There's only so long a characterization can be in denial before it's just not believable anymore. I could have bought that the drugs were leaving her unable to think straight, or making her not care, but there really wasn't enough made of
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    Richard Cole,
    Feb 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    A Work Of Magnificence!

    A Gripping story of a strange kind of "love", which morphs into control of a girl's life by a master manipulator.

    Realisation ultimately dawns on the victim, resulting in a bloody climax. It is difficult to put the book down once it has drawn you in.
    Lucy
    Feb 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    I loved this book. Yes, a little predictable but the descriptions of mental health and coercive control were real page turners for me. I motored through the book!
    Angharad
    Feb 09, 2020 rated it liked it
    Enjoyed this but it was kinda predictable
    Pauline
    Feb 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
    Twists and turns kept you sat on the edge of your chair really good read although I think I had worked out the plot early on.
    Katrina
    Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Thrilling page turner

    Kept me captivated till the end didn't want to put it down. Main character frustrating at times you feel the fog which is in and around her you practically will her to waken up thankfully she does
    Amanda
    Feb 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Wow I loved this! Beautiful writing style. The story freaked me out but at the same time I wanted to read it more than I wanted to sleep.
    Garima Raina
    Feb 13, 2020 rated it it was ok
    Very predictable story. I kept on reading the book thinking there may be some twist but it just didn't happen.
    Sandy Samuel
    Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Chilling

    It's hard to believe someone as cute and innocent looking as Ms. Pearce could write such a creepy story. From beginning to end it keeps you on the edge of your seat.

    Now I need to read something fun to get the chilling images out of my head!
    Lisa
    Feb 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    disturbing

    Although I found the plot quite obvious it still disturbed me, maybe more so because I could see where it was going and wanted to scream to Stella to warn her.
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    Daisy Pearce was born in Cornwall and grew up on a smallholding surrounded by hippies. She read Stephen King’s 'Cujo' and The Hamlyn Book of Horror far too young and has been fascinated with the macabre ever since.

    She began writing short stories as a teenager and after spells living in London and Brighton Daisy had her first short story ‘The Black Prince’ published in One Eye Grey magazine.
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