No One Can Hear You Scream
by A.B. Whelan
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 20 Oct 2021 | Archive Date 15 Nov 2021
Whelan is returning with her fifth psychological thriller, a ruthlessly addicting and terrifyingly twisted story of a family stuck on a secluded mountain at the mercy of an obsessed fan of the woman.
The perfect atmospheric thriller for the Fall season.
It started as a vacation of a lifetime.
Jennifer Parker is a successful lifestyle YouTuber living in a beautiful home outside Los Angeles with her three children. She recently divorced her husband of eighteen years and dove right into a new relationship despite her children’s disapproval.
Jennifer’s boyfriend, Tyler, is a middle school English teacher and a mama’s boy. To prove to Jennifer that he can be as macho as her ex-husband, he presents the idea of going on an off-the-grid vacation in a yurt in Montana. The idea of not having cell phone reception and running water for days doesn’t appeal to Jennifer. Yet, she agrees to the trip because she considers this unique retreat an opportunity for her children to connect with her boyfriend.
Most of Jennifer’s subscribers are excited about following their favorite online vlogger on an adventure in the wilderness, while others see her vacation as the perfect opportunity to get close to her and act out their twisted fantasies. Alone on the mountain, where no one can hear her scream, Jennifer realizes that it wasn’t the deep, dark woods she had to fear.
A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:
Before you dive into this atmospheric and chilling thriller, I wanted to give you a little backstory of the events that inspired me to write this book.
The story starts with the aftermath of a shocking event that is not for the faint of heart. As sad as it is for me to acknowledge, it was inspired by the actual events at my friend’s animal shelter. The news haunted me for a long time, and I wanted to commemorate it. The result is a heartbreaking Chapter One that some readers may find difficult to read.
The rest of the story is based on an off-the-grid vacation I took with my husband and two children during the pandemic in Idaho. My husband knew that I planned to write a thriller set in a yurt on a secluded mountain and did everything he could to scare me at every opportunity to help me find inspiration. After reading this book, I’m sure you’ll conclude that his efforts have borne fruit.
Our off-the-grid vacation was terrific, but what if….
Read on to find out.
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Wow! That was a really fu uh messed up book! I kept thinking, ok enough happened to these poor people I'm sure it'll stop soon?! But noooooo! Geez the stuff they went through was crazy! The bad guy was really really um messed up! I definitely had chills with this one!! I absolutely loved the ending!! this book is definitely pretty dark so beware but I loved it! Lol the storyline was amazing! It was such a chilling story! I highly recommend reading this one! If you have the stomach for it! Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for sharing this book with me!
Thank You Burbank Books for this advanced ebook copy! I read If I Had Two Lives by Wheland and I must say this is by far the best one outta her books! Talk about a page turner.... this suspense novel written by A.B. Wheland is seriously a book I could not put down until I finished. It's a quick paced book that holds you hostage. Excedeed any expectations I may have for it before. So enthralling and intriguing that I devoured the book in matter of 6 hours, I didn't want to put it down, I needed to know more everytime. There's plenty of action. a high level of suspense, and the mystery will keep you glued to the pages until the final conclusion .. when all is revealed. The characters are solidly drawn, but beware not everyone is who they seem to be. A perfect read for crime, thriller novels lovers. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Thank you Burbank Books, NetGalley and Author this was an incredible story! I will post to my platforms closer to the pub date!
I wasn’t sure what to expect with his book but I absolutely loved it. It’s a scary thriller that reads fast and is full of twist and turns. I absolutely would recommend this book.
I read this thriller in less than three hours. What a read, this book absolutely kept me spellbound. A timely story about social media and influencers, I would highly recommend this.
I received an advanced reader’s copy in exchange for an honest review I loved this one. Very fast paced, had me turning pages as I tore through it – I had to see how it would end. The characters were well rounded and the narrative felt believable. Gave me chills. Solid five
A new author for me and OMG WHAT A READ!!! I read this book in one sitting I could not put this book down. Atmospheric, chilling, terrifying there really are not enough adjectives to describe this tour de force of terror. I had goose bumps on my goosebumps. A MUST READ and I am now searching for more of this authors work. WOW WOW WOW!!! Many thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC in return for giving an honest review.
OMG. This book is phenomenal! When I started reading it, I couldn't stop. I needed to know what would happen next! I was screaming inside, biting my nail in every turn of the page. So captivating and insane in a strange kind of way. The main character is very likeable and the bad guy is batshit crazy! There's too many layer to the story I can't single out every good thing. Such an awesome experience. This is my first book from this author and I can't wait to read more. Wicked. Thank you Netgalley and Burbank Books for the copy!
That. Was. Terrifying! I can see that this book might be quite polarising but I enjoyed it. I have enjoyed most of Whelan’s books but this one was supercharged. Full disclosure though this book will have red flags for a number of people. It opened with a scene of the brutal murder of a mini long-haired cow called George and went on to include quite graphic rape and humiliation scenes. If you are squeamish - forget it. It was almost too much for me but I kept reading because I was transfixed by Whelan’s precise wielding of the scalpel - she really captured the pain, shame, humiliation and rage of the victims. The book starts, unfortunately with George’s murder, but after that there are 2 plot lines. One follows Jennifer Parker, lifestyle influencer and vlogger and her boyfriend Tyler and three children - Jayden 17, Emily 14 and Noah 9. Tyler is younger than Jennifer and struggles to live up to the reputation of her ex-husband Connor, particularly with the children. He suggests a short getaway at a remote yurt in Montana without any mod cons, just to bolster his tough man credibility. The other plot line involves Alex interviewing psychopathic killer Paul Hoffman for a book. At about 30% you start to get an inkling how these plot lines come together but then…. Then you are catapulted into the horror. So there they are, in the middle of nowhere. No phone, no internet, no neighbours. Note to self - never have a holiday that takes you completely off grid, always have a plan B. Anyway this obsessed fan of Jennifer’s holds them hostage while he plays out his sick fantasies. And they are sick. I cringed - a lot! I don’t want to say any more. You have enough information to decide whether you want to read this or not. It’s not pretty but I do think the author captured the feelings of the victims extremely realistically. Thanks to Netgalley and Burbank Books for the much appreciated arc which I reviewed voluntarily and honestly.
Without question the best suspense novel I've read this year. I couldn't put it down once I started reading. I was so engrossed in the story, particularly the events that take place in the yurt, that I stayed up WAY too late reading. I finished it hours ago, but all the events are still sticking with me. I highly recommend this to everyone who enjoys reading suspense.
I really loved this book ! A great psychological thriller about a family going on a vacation, only to find themselves fighting for their lives when they cross paths with a sociopath. The domestic thriller, where normal people with normal lives have to unite forces and work as a team in order to survive is one of my favourites subgenres. The story was well written, with a plausible plot, which made this book a total page turner, with lots of action and suspense. This book reminds us that on the Internet, and particularly social media, you interact with real people, not fictional persons, and that we should be careful about what we share, 'cause you don't really know who's behind the screen... I totally recommend this book !