The Silence

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Pub Date Jun 08 2023 | Archive Date Jul 04 2023


Trigger warning: This novel involves reference to sexual assault and may be triggering. 

Gail wakes in the middle of the night to everyone’s worst nightmare.

She can’t move, can’t speak and a stranger is standing over her. Then everything goes black.

Gail knows she didn’t dream it. Or him. But the police don’t believe her.

That was two years ago. She has tried to move on, forget what happened.

Until she meets his next victim.

This woman’s story is identical to hers. And the attack happened exactly one year later.

There is one week left until he will strike again.

Now the silence is broken, there is no telling what he will unleash…

A totally gripping and twisty crime thriller that will take your breath away. Fans of K. L. Slater and Rachel Abbott will be hooked from the very first page.

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Trigger warning: This novel involves reference to sexual assault and may be triggering. 

Gail wakes in the middle of the night to everyone’s worst nightmare.

She can’t move...

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I received an E-ARC with a request for my honest review.

This revengeful crime thriller follows Gail Reynolds, who one night finds herself drugged and being assaulted by an unknown man in her own home.

When she goes to report the crime she speaks to DS Shona White, who after a conversation with a colleague persuades Gail not to take the report any further.

Three years later, Gail is still struggling to come to terms with her horrific ordeal. When at a support group she comes across a woman with a similar story, it gives her the fight to push for more justice and track him down.

Will she find her attacker? How far will Gail go?

This crime thriller is both brutal, shocking, and dark. With the crimes against the women and other events throughout I didn’t know whether to support the women or think they may have gone too far.

Right from the start and throughout it speaks of sexual assault, so if this is a trigger for you then this would probably not be a suitable read. I felt that it displayed the anger from the women, and it shocked me how they were all treated by the authorities. It also showed how strong the women could become when they try to work through what they have been through.

You do get to hear from the attacker too, with chapters in between disclosing what lead him to the actions he takes, not that this made me feel sorry for him in any way.

Overall, a revengeful crime thriller where a victim gains the determination to find her attacker and bring herself justice.

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Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for this ARC! I’ve read all of Katerina Diamond books and this one was no different she is the queen of thrillers. This book was so captivating and dealt with the themes of rape and sexual assault in a sensitive manner.
The book was fast paced and kept me guessing throughout a perfect book for psychological thrillers fans alike, from the very first page I drawn and couldn’t put the book down it was so good I read it in a day! The characters were likeable also- Martha to name one.

Overall, I throughly enjoyed this book and all the plot twists that it presented! Another cracking book by Katerina Diamond.

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Loved this book!
The book starts with Gail being raped in her own home and reporting it to the police and the policewoman Shona doesn’t take it seriously. 3 years later we follow Gail’s life after the attack and how it’s affected her. She meets another woman at a support group who she believes has been attacked by the same man. They then work together to find out who he is and exact revenge. The story is told mainly from the POV of Gail with some chapters from the POV of the policewoman Shona and the rapist. The standout of the book for me is that a lot of Gail’s chapters talk to the rapist and really show you how she has been affected by this. The ‘investigation’ is mainly told this way and through Gail rather than a police investigation which is an interesting take and one I don’t think I have seen before.
Thanks to netgalley for the copy.

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