Recently I signed up to get a 3-month free subscription to Kindle Unlimited. As I had up to 1,000,000 titles to read I decided I would hit the kindle and read like I’ve never read before. My first choice was Silent Child by Sarah Denzil. I thought I would write a little review about it, but don’t worry there are no spoilers!
The book follows the protagonist Emma Price, a teenage mum whose son went missing after a flood in her quintessential British village. At the time all they had was his coat which washed up as the flood waters subsided.
Fast-forward 10 years and Emma has made a new life for herself with her now husband, Jake and is pregnant with their first baby. As her due-date approaches, her son returns, much to everyone’s shock as he was legally declared dead a couple of years before.
The plot of the story is strong, with a gripping storyline which makes you want to read just one more chapter each time you pick it up. In places I felt the pace slowed somewhat, possibly having a bit of “filler” added to bump up the story, which wasn’t always necessary.
On Amazon, the reviews are glowing with 4.5 stars over 1,900 submissions, however, I wouldn’t rate it more than 3 stars. Although I did enjoy the book, I had guessed who was guilty long before the slivers of information were given to lead us in the right direction. And I felt the plot did follow a well-trodden path, which I had read many times before in psychological thrillers.
I would recommend this if you are a Kindle Unlimited member, but I wouldn’t buy it. If you’re looking for easy reading then this is ideal, but it isn’t the pinnacle of its genre.
Have you read this book? What did you think?
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