On a quiet street, one house is burning to the ground…
By the time sign language interpreter Paige Northwood arrives, flames have engulfed her client’s home. Though Lukas is safe, his wife is still inside. But she was dead before the fire started…
Lukas signs to Paige that he knows who killed his wife. But then he goes silent – even when the police charge him with murder.
Is he guilty, or afraid? Only Paige can help him now…
A taut, gripping mystery perfect for fans of The Silent Patient and The Family Upstairs.
‘I was immediately gripped … full of twists and red herrings, and I devoured the book within 48 hours!’ Philippa East, author of Little White Lies
‘Had me hooked from page one. Nell Pattison creates convincing and complex characters and a compelling plot with lots of twists and turns. I couldn’t put it down’ Simon McCleave, author of The Snowdonia KillingsPraise for Nell Pattison:
‘A unique, chilling, fast-paced read that plunges you into a world of silence that has so much to say’ Deborah Masson
‘A superb innovation for the crime genre . . . a brilliantly terrifying premise and a twisty, gripping tale’ Philippa East
‘Sinister, layered, atmospheric … I couldn’t turn the pages quickly enough’ Debbie Howells
‘A nail-biting page-turner of a thriller … The sense of a community isolated, and all the conflicts and tensions that brings, adds satisfying layers of complexity’ James Oswald
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I love Nell Pattison’s books so I was thrilled to have received an advanced copy of The Silent Suspect. Pattison creates such realistic characters. Paige Northwood is a sign language interpreter that has been helping the police solve crime cases. This time, she is helping her client Lukas, after his house fire. The house burned while his wife was inside and Paige has to figure out who the suspect is
What a different theme for a detective-type story! Most of the main characters in this were deaf, giving a little insight into the world of the non-hearing. I loved seeing how the interpreter worked alongside the social worker. Good story! I look forward to reading more from the author!
This is the third installment in a series, something I didn’t realize until I was halfway through the book so I read it as a stand-alone. I loved the author’s writing style and flow of the book. I didn’t feel lost at all but enjoyed the book and will be going back to read the first two!