An interesting book, taking a difficult look into what happens after a rape, when the system fails you. However, I found the writing flat and repetitive, and struggled to really get into it. I’d also guessed the identity of the rapist early on, so it wasn’t much of a shock. What did shock was <spoiler>Gail’s sudden descent into violence</spoiler>. I’m not a fan of the perpetrator’’s story interwoven into the narrative, but this one was intriguing, though (again) rather flat. There were unanswered questions, though, especially what changed the rapist from being so physically repulsive to pleasant.
(Thanks to NetGalley for a review copy)
I adore Katerina Diamond’s Imogen Gray and Adrian Miles series and have read her standalone books so seeing another from this author I was really excited to read it.
This book was so well written, it started off slowly as the storyline background was laid and the content picked up and twist were revealed. I feel it needed to be a slow burn in the start of the novel due to the content so for me I didn’t mind as knew the theme of the book needed to be covered thoroughly.
The portrayal of sexual abuse and rape was written really well and was hard to read at times due to the content. The psychological element was spot on and having first hand experiences of some elements I really felt pulled back into the past as parts were described really well. It’s brutal, shocking and disturbing.
Overall, yes at times it’s hard to read but it’s written with compassion and is well researched. The brutal truth of women putting up with sexual advances, being attacked and subsequently not believed is sadly truthful.
Wonderfully written book and looking forward to reading the authors next book.
Absolutely loved this. I could not put this down. Had me intrigued right from the beginning. I love Katerina Diamond books and this one is one of her best.
This was a slow start for me, and in the beginning, it took me a while to get to it. On the third attempt, I got into it, and then it was an afternoon read, I just had to finish it. I had thought it was one of two people, so my instincts worked, I then just wanted to know how everyone else would realise.
This story is about rape survivors, and so there are a lot of triggers throughout.
I waa given an advance copy by the publishers and netgalley but the review is entirely my own
Thanks netgalley for my early review Copy.
I've read few of Kathrine book and have say I throughly enjoyed it once again.
Thank you to Avon for sending me a copy of this book
I’ve always been a big Katerina Diamond fan and was really looking forward to getting stuck into this one
There are some trigger warnings with this book, which I would urge people to read before starting this book.
Throughout reading this book, I really did feel for Gail. She really had had an injustice served to her.
The book was very gripping. I did guess the rapist and I did find it a little far fetched. However, it’s a fiction book so it didn’t ruin my enjoyment of the book
The book is hard hitting and very addictive, as all of Katerina Diamonds books are!
Whilst I absolutely loved this book, I do prefer the Imogen Grey series.
This book is just as good, but I prefer a series and becoming attached to the characters over a period of books
This is highly recommended
I really like this author books so I was excited to read this stand alone. It won't be for everyone due to the subject matter.
I thought this book was really well written, although it was rather a brutal story and at times, uncomfortable to read I really enjoyed this book. The author did a great job of handling the rape subject. Definitely recommend this book. Thanks netgalley for this advanced reading copy.
Another great book from Katerina Diamond. A stand alone with painful but well researched perspective. Drawn in by each character be it by hate or admiration. A goosebump read. Thank you netgalley for this ARC.
I love this authors books because they are really dark and quite disturbing. I think this may say more about me than the author but regardless I love them. This one doesn’t disappoint either as it follows the story of a serial rapist who is choosing his victims for one particular reason only and when some of the victims decide to fight back against him it puts them all in danger. Don’t miss this dark thriller from the author of terror.
Firstly this book has a trigger warning the plot is heavily focused on rape. The subject is always going to be a difficult one to read and write about, huge credit to Katerina for the way in which she handled it. I struggled with some of the book as it went a bit far fetched and I had worked out the ending quite early into the story but otherwise a good 3* read
Told to drop terrifying sexual allegation due to a previous false report Gail is trying to move on with her life despite the horror she suffered, when she hears of another assault mirroring hers the trauma begins again
A very powerful read highlighting the additional stresses that victims suffer and the whispers that surround them
I have liked other Katerina Diamond books so it was a no-brainer to me to request it.
I went into this book blind but was immediately hooked.
Gail suffered a terrible injustice from the night she was raped, the lack of evidence meant the police could do nothing. Which happens all too much.
Gail wants the person to pay for what he has done and when she finds out did it on the exact date a year later, she knows he will strike again and time is running out to stop him.
With no help from the police, She takes it upon herself to lure him out with the help of others that have been attacked by the same person.
When her attacker is revealed it's shocking, but not at the same time. You will know what I mean when you have read it.
This got me in ways other books haven’t. It was shocking, and saddening and it made me angry in parts too.
It is a hard-hitting book and I would recommend people read the trigger warnings before starting it.
Very well written didn’t guess. Read it with compassion for anyone who goes through this and rage at him: so that kept me interested
This one was soooo good.
I love these kinds of thrillers and it was so multi layered as well which was great to keep me as the reader gripped and wanting to keep reading.
We have our main character who has been assaulted and isnt listened to by the police, we then have her friend who had the same done to her which proves it happened.
Then we have the police detective looking into the case and it was just so thrilling.
Would highly recommend
The Silence, Katerina Diamond
This book is a race against time to ensure that another woman is not raped as the annual anniversary date approaches. Gail wakes up to find herself being raped, but when she reports this assault to the police, they dismiss her, they say, due to lack of evidence.
At a support group, she hears from another woman whose rape is identical to hers. They set out to find other victims and when the police are involved again, they realise that this is not a one-off. The female police officer works with Gail to establish who the rapist is.
I quite enjoyed the book, despite the subject and I guessed who the rapist was. I did feel that the story was a bit repetitive, but the last few chapters made up for this. I will look forward to reading more by this author.
Thank you to NetGalley and Avon Books UK for a copy of this book, I rate it 3 stars.
Thanks to NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this book.
This is my first title by this author and I really enjoyed it.
Was a well written book with well set out characters.
This book had me hooked the whole way through and I could not put it down.
This was an awesome thriller and had twists and turns galore.
Thanks again would recommend to anyone wanting a thriller.
Would highly recommend.
This is another very gritty read from Katerina Diamond. Gail Reynolds is determined to find the man who raped her in her home. She reports the crime to DS Shona White. Both Gail and Shona are strong likeable characters. This is a tough but brilliant read as are all Katerina Diamond's books.
Really enjoyed this book, it had plenty of twists that kept me gripped throughout, definitely worth a read
This was a brilliant read. Creepy at times and unputdownable. I read it in a day as it was so good. I have her books before and have enjoyed them very much. This one did not disappoint either. My thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for giving me the opportunity to read this book in return for an honest review.
The Silence is a very dark, difficult read which focuses on rape and sexual assault. I struggled with it at times due to the subject matter but am glad I read it as it was very thought provoking.
Thank you to NetGalley and Avon Books UK for my ARC.