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A powerful book where an 18-month old child was hammered to death one night while her family was sleeping. With no forced entry, it baffled the cops, so Paige was called as the interpreter. As you see, THE ENTIRE FAMILY WAS DEAF.

The debut by author Nell Pattison caused me goosebumps at the concept. It blew my mind away with shock at the brutality of the murder. Paige as the interpreter for British Sign Language slowly grew into her own skin down the pages. Her entry into the police work was forceful with the murder of the child she knew. The author used her own experiences as a teacher in Deaf education to make this book come alive.

I loved how Paige soon found her confidence when she started getting threatening notes to try to solve the murder. Mystery and suspense dogged my steps as I turned the pages. Social issues along with family secrets made this exciting.

Just a few niggles I wanted more suspense and Paige to be shown a bit stronger. The mid section felt slow. But the last section galloped ahead, making this an ideal thriller. And the ending… OMG… the ending simply smashed me apart. I thought I had solved the crime. But the author was brilliant in her wicked plotting. I was astounded. Checkmate with a single move!!

I received a free ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

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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 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 Paige knows from the Deaf community start to fall under suspicion. But who would kill a little girl?

Was it an intruder?

Or was the murderer closer to home?

Publication Date: February 2020

14 Responses

  1. Great review,Shalini! This sounds interesting and the deaf angle is unique. The murder sounds too brutual though due to the age of the vic so might have to pass on this at the moment. Glad you liked it despite the niggles.

  2. Boy, it does sound like quite an intense read covering things that will definitely illicit emotions (baby killed & deaf family)! Great review❤️

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