The Silent Child by MJ White

I’m so pleased to be part of the tour today for this gripping book. Thanks so much to Rachel’s Random Resources and Hera Books for the copy of the book and invitation to be part of the tour.

When a body is discovered at an abandoned Suffolk farm, DS Rob Minshull and the squad believes it’s the latest casualty of the drugs war terrorising rural communities. But when the victim is identified as a well-respected local teacher, the case is thrown wide open.

While they hunt the murderer, the South Suffolk CID team face a new threat. A brutal vigilante group dispensing their own twisted justice puts the investigation in grave danger, as well as the detectives.

Educational psychologist, Dr Cora Lael, is called in to work with Lottie Arundel, a troubled teen who stopped speaking a year ago.

As Cora enters Lottie’s world, it seems that the teen’s silence might hold the key to the case. But as Cora and Rob work together to find a vicious killer, it’s clear that uncovering Lottie’s secrets will take Cora and Rob into the most dangerous of places – where the price to pay for the truth might be death…

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My Review

I was so excited to hear that there was a new Cora Lael book out, I absolutely loved the last one.

This one is the same exciting mix of crime, fascinating insights, chilling plot and deep and realistic characterisation as the first one in the series, but I think I enjoyed this one even more than the last one.

There’s a brutal murder to throw us right into the action, and the compelling and complex police investigation begins. This is a super twisty plot, and at first I couldn’t see where the connection between Cora’s work and the police work was. But as time goes on it becomes more obvious that the two are linked and it’s a breathtaking and tense race to the finish then.

This is totally compulsive, cancel-everything reading. It’s impossible to put down and I was absorbed in it for hours on end.

One of my top reads of the year so far, I’d really recommend this to anyone who loves superb crime and thriller writing.

My Rating

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Author Bio – MJ White is the pseudonym of bestselling author Miranda Dickinson, author of twelve books, including six Sunday Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into ten languages, selling over a million copies worldwide. A long time lover of crime fiction, The Secret Voices is her debut crime series. She is a singer-songwriter, host of weekly Facebook Live show, Fab Night In Chatty Thing..

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