The Silent House by Nell Pattison

I’m so pleased to be part of the blog tour today for this gripping book. Thanks so much to Avon Books for the copy of the book and invitation to be part of the tour.

About the Book:

If someone was in your house, you’d know … Wouldn’t you?

But the Hunter family are deaf, and don’t hear a thing when a shocking crime takes place in the middle of the night. Instead, they wake up to their worst nightmare: the murder of their daughter.

The police call Paige Northwood to the scene to interpret for the witnesses. They’re in shock, but Paige senses the Hunters are hiding something.

One by one, people from Paige’s community start to fall under suspicion. But who would kill a little girl?

Was it an intruder?

Or was the murderer closer to home?

This mystery will keep you up all night – perfect for fans of The Silent Patient and Cara Hunter

My Review:

This is such a compelling read. I was gripped right from the first page.

There’s great characterisation in this novel, every character feels so real and authentic. I found Paige very relatable, even if I did get a bit frustrated with her as she continued to get over involved with the case.

I found the insight into the deaf community particularly fascinating, there were so many things that I didn’t know about it. Paige, being a hearing person, but having grown up in the deaf community, shows us both sides.

The plot is very clever and tight. I had no idea who was responsible until right at the end. This book is hard to put down, a real page-turner.

An incredible debut novel, I really look forward to more from this author. Very highly recommended.

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

About the Author:

After studying English at university, Nell Pattison became a teacher and specialised in Deaf education. She has been teaching in the Deaf community for 12 years in both England and Scotland, working with students who use BSL. Nell began losing her hearing in her twenties, but still refuses to wear her hearing aids. She lives in North Lincolnshire with her husband and child. The Silent House is her debut novel.

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