The Silent Ones by Ali Knight @aliknightauthor @hodderbooks #review

The Silent Ones

I’ll say it now, Ali Knight is no relation….Knight is a common enough surname!!

The Blurb

He’ll do whatever it takes to find his missing sister. But playing a killer is a dangerous game…

‘Eerie, smart and brutal – this is a proper chiller’ HEAT

Darren Evans was only eleven when his sister Carly disappeared, along with four other teenage girls.

Eventually, a woman confessed to their murders. But Olivia Duvall never told the police where the girls’ bodies were buried.

Ten years later, Darren gets a job in the psychiatric hospital where Olivia was committed, hoping he can make her tell him his sister’s fate once and for all.

And so begins a chilling game of cat and mouse – one which will put Darren and those he loves in danger…

What did I think?

Love repaired the evil in the world

I picked this book thinking it would be a crime thriller. Little did I know what The Silent Ones have in store for me! This is a story about the lengths someone will go to, to bring peace to their parents.

Darren’s sister vanished and the only person who knows what happened to her is Olivia, a sociopath in a psychiatric hospital.  Darren lies his way into a job there to find out the truth.

The story is mainly told from Darren’s perspective with interludes from Olivia. Olivia plays games with Darren, after all she’s the one holding all the cards.

For me, this book is reminiscent of the Moors Murderers; a criminal found guilty for the murders of youngsters but still not sharing the whole truth. And oh what a truth Olivia is keeping to herself!!  The climax was something I did not see coming!!  This is quite a page turner of a book!

I’ll definitely be hunting out more of Ali Knight’s books.

I’d like to thank Hodder and Stoughton for my copy of The Silent Ones that I received through Netgalley.

Who Is Ali Knight?

Ali Knight is the author of psychological thrillers Wink Murder, named by the Independent as ‘One of their best commercial reads of 2011,’ The First Cut, ‘One of the top ten crime books to take on holiday,’ according to the Telegraph and Until Death, ‘Pacey and disquieting,’ said the Sunday Mirror.

Before writing books, Ali worked as a sub-editor and journalist on several national newspapers, including the Guardian and the Observer and she also set up websites for the Daily Mail and the Evening Standard.

She grew up in Bedford with an American father and an English mother and lives in London with her family and a psychotic cat. She loves reading, writing, playing tennis and eating pasta.

You can find out more about her by liking her Facebook page www.facebook.com/aliknightauthor or following her on Twitter @aliknightauthor or visiting her website www.aliknight.com.

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