Wall of Silence
Her children have a deadly secret. Can she uncover it before the police do?
Melissa Byatts life in Forest Grove seems as perfect as can be: a doting husband, three loving children and a beautiful house in a close-knit community. But appearances can be deceiving.
One evening, Melissa arrives home to the unimaginable: her husband lies stabbed on the kitchen floor, their...more
Does a perfect family exist? Well, thats the image that the residents of Forest Grove have of the Byatt family. Yet, after a tragic event, cracks rapidly start appearing, proving that nothing is what it seems in this very close-knit community.
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WALL OF SILENCE is a wild ride. Red herrings ...more
I dont give many 5 star reviews. But this one grabbed me from the blurb and didnt let me go. Its character driven (a must for me) and all the characters are incredibly well developed. At the end of it, I was a little tearful because I now know these people. Im a part of them. I thought the authors use of Facebook ...more
A gripping domestic suspense novel. Melissa wants to protect her three kids - 15-year-old twins Lewis and Lilly and 10-year-old Grace. She also wants to know what happened between ...more
I sometimes found it hard to remember everyones names as there are quite a few ...more
Parts of the book did drag a bit, and although it seemed as though the revelations came crashing down all at once in almost a forced/rushed way, it was still enjoyable, sad and mind-blowing.
I found that I could hardly put this book down. I probably would have read it in one setting if "real life" didn't come into play. I have read other books by this author but this is by far my favorite. I don't give many 5 star ratings but felt this book truly deserves it.
Mainly strong characters and a plot that kept me guessing (usually wrongly) till right at the end.
A bit of Stepford wives, Agatha Christie mixed up in a modern day tragedy all around a real page turning mystery.
Will definitely be reading more from Tracy Buchanan (this was my first)
The setting of residents living on the edge of the forest is idyllic and skilfully depicted by the author Tracy Buchanan in a way that you can vividly see and feel this village. It is a sort of oasis. However, the darker side of this village community is the Facebook Group, ...more
Here's the deal, when you live in a tiny insular Peyton Place, where everyone knows everyone else's business, how in the world can you remain ignorant to practically everything that goes on around you -- especially when it pertains to your own family? I mean, there's even a Facebook "chit chat" page ...more
This is only the second time that I have only given a 1 star rating as I try to see something good in all books that I choose to read and strangely enough, this book is just like "What You Did" by Claire McGowan which had my first 1 star rating! The storylines are so similar that it makes me wonder....hmm.
Yet again the premise of the book features a happily married woman with children married to a man with the morals of a tomcat, who has a 'best friend' who really isn't ...more
I selected this book as my 'First Reads' book for this month based on the blurb. I am absolutely delighted that I did and I think I'd go as far as to say it is the best first reads selection I've ever made.
A story of the seemingly perfect Byatt family that is thrown into turmoil from the opening pages of the story as Patrick, husband of Melissa and father to Lewis, Lilly and Grace lies on the kitchen floor of their family home with a head injury and ...more
This definitely wasn't perfect. A lot of hints and clues thrown out there weren't fleshed out, the ending was SUPER rushed, and it ended up focusing on only solving the ...more
This story is cleverly crafted to evoke an array of emotions within the reader, and I'm very greatful to have chosen this novel as my Amazon First Reads for March - but it is well worth the money should you not have Amazon First Reads.
BUCHANAN writes beautifully and makes it easy for the reader to visualise the forest setting in which this story is based. I loved the ...more
The synopsis on this book was a real tease. It hooked me. I just had to know what it was about. Wow, talk about a surprise ending!
I really enjoyed this story, from start to finish. I was drawn in from page 1, and never let go to the very end. What is going on here, and why are all of the children refusing to say anything to anyone about what happened to their Father. How was he injured, to the point of near death? The story moved right along at a good pace, adding more and more mystery ...more
i was extremely impressed with this novel. it had an incredible number of characters, yet every one of them had a place, and i had absolutely no trouble following the story whatsoever. the writing was excellent, and the storytelling felt natural for such a riveting and eventful book.
the surprises and twists kept on coming; even the few things which were predictable came about in often very unpredictable ways. the ride started on the first page and didn't stop until the last.
This was a quick read, fairly interesting. You keep guessing who might have done it and wonder if there is a bigger secret that the kids ...more
I travelled extensively while working as a travel magazine editor, and have always been drawn to the sea after spending my childhood holidays on the south coast visiting family a fascination that inspires my writing.
I now dedicate my time to writing and procrastinating ...more