Wall of Silence
Her children have a deadly secret. Can she uncover it before the police do?
Melissa Byatt’s 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 c...more
Does a perfect family exist? Well, that’s 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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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 whe ...more
In what world is it ok that kids stab their dad? The book was poorly written. What mother would cover up for her kids without knowing anything? She didn’t want to push them, they had been through so much. What?
It felt like a 12 year old wrote the book. I was ready to put it down early on but i just sped read it to the end so i could find out what possibly could be written to explain this. The ending didn’t make it any better. Trust me - it’s not worth finishing.
The story begins with a flashback from the killer and you move on to the present when Melissa discovers her husband is murdered, probably by one of her children.
The whole concept sounded very interesting from the start.
A small town, a murder mystery, with the wild nature in the background.
The premise of the story already made me very excited to read it.
And it was an interesting read. The characters were well-developed and you really get to ...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
Melissa Byatt returns home one even ...more
It took me only a few minutes to read this. I skimmed the majority of this but there was a few major highlights such as the dialogue between the social media posts about what happened to Melissa’s husband. It was interesting to read through all ...more
I don’t give many 5 star reviews. But this one grabbed me from the blurb and didn’t let me go. It’s 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. I’m a part of them. I thought the author’s use of Fac ...more
WALL OF SILENCE is a wild ride. Red herrings ga ...more
"...because that’s what we do, don’t we, risk our lives for those we love?"
This was SO GOOD! The story had twists and turns from page one that had me hooked until the final sentence!
Also, this was my first book by this author and it won't be my last.
Loved it! ...more
So the basic premise is full of intrigue: a woman comes home to find her husband has been stabbed and is lying in a pool of his own blood, surrounded by his three children. The mother is sure one of them did it, who else could it have been, but they are refusi ...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
The book seemed to drag and repeat itself after about a quarter of the way in. There was little depth to the characters, and their behavior was not always consistent with their descriptions. Finally, Melissa, the mom and major character, was so weak and wishy-washy that I wanted to slap some sense into her. I finished the book, but it was a frustrating read.
Melissa Byatt arrives home to find her husband Patrick close to death on the kitchen floor surrounded by their young children, twins Lilly and a boy name that begins with “L” that has flown from my mind, despite the fact that I literally finished this book minutes ago, and ten years old Grace. A bloody knife is there as well and the children present a united front - they refuse to tell Melissa what happened. Now Melissa must choose - protect her children and possibly hamper the ...more
But seriously now.. this book deserves every point on that 5 stars. From the moment I started reading this.. it was one of those books that I wanted to get through fast but I never wanted it to end.
Melissa comes home to find her husband bloody and barely alive on the kitchen floor surrounded by her 3 children. She doesn't not ...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