Hi everyone and welcome back to another book review! This book had a unique feel about it. The book I will be reviewing is..
The Silent House by Nell Pattison
“If someone was in your house, you’d know . . . Wouldn’t you?
But the Hunter family are deaf, and don’t hear a thing when a shocking crime takes place in the middle of the night. Instead, they wake up to their worst nightmare: the murder of their daughter.
The police call Paige Northwood to the scene to interpret for the witnesses. They’re in shock, but Paige senses the Hunters are hiding something.
One by one, people from Paige’s community start to fall under suspicion. But who would kill a little girl?
Was it an intruder?
Or was the murderer closer to home?”
I’ve never read a book before that is based around the deaf community. It’s not something I know much about as I am not deaf myself. Paige is an interpreter and this was her first time working with the police. It was very intense, especially with it being a murder of a small child.
Throughout the book, Paige is threatened by an unknown person. As the story goes on, the threats get worse and worse. It is irritating as the police didn’t do much to help Paige – an innocent interpreter just trying to do her job. As the book goes on, there are more and more clues as to who the killer is. I didn’t guess the killed, I thought I had halfway through the book though! It makes you think “oh it has to be that person!!”, but it doesn’t end up being them at all. You find out exactly who the murder is near the end of the book.
This was a fantastic read and I thoroughly enjoyed it! I finished it in a few days. I would recommend this for anyone into mysteries – and I think it would be a great book for those part of the deaf community.
The genres of this one are mystery, thriller, fiction & suspense.
About the Author
Nell Pattison became a teacher after studying English at University, specialising in Deaf Education. She has now been teaching in the deaf community for over 12 years. She began losing her hearing in her twenties and now wears hearing aids. She lives with her husband and son in North Lincolnshire. The Silent House is her debut novel.
I rate this one a 9/10!
Thanks for reading!