Patricia Gibney: Silent Voices

Today I’m delighted to be on tour with Bookouture Books On Tour for Silent Voices. My review is written with thanks to Bookouture for inviting me on the tour and for my copy of the book via Netgalley.

Blurb:

The words blurred as she read the note. She could feel her blood turning to ice. ‘Before you make the biggest mistake of your life, meet me. If you don’t, her blood will be on your hands.

When Beth Mullen returns home, expecting to find her twin Rachel waiting for her, the silent house sends a shiver down her spine. She races upstairs to find her beautiful beloved sister cold in her childhood bed, her sparkling blue eyes closed forever, the morning after attending a glittering party…

Newly engaged Detective Lottie Parker knows that Rachel has been murdered the minute she enters the bedroom. Rachel’s neck is bruised and a shard of glass placed in her throat. Confronted with such a horrifying killing, Lottie wastes no time in pursuing every clue.

While interviewing the partygoers, Lottie discovers that Rachel’s handbag and keys are nowhere to be found. But as she is searching for them, a brilliant young doctor is found murdered with glass in her throat. The doctor was nowhere near the party and Lottie is forced to question everything. Two beautiful young women with the world at their feet have been brutally silenced. Why did the killer need them to die?

Desperate to find proof of what really happened to Rachel that night, Lottie gets close to the hostess of the party, whose two daughters were friends with Rachel. But Lottie’s hunt for the truth is getting under the killer’s skin, and when Lottie’s fiancé Boyd goes missing, will she be able to find him before it’s too late? Or will he too be silenced forever?

Review:

I was hooked on this book from the very first word and from the prologue it felt as though I was spending time with family. I love Lottie Parker with her acerbic wit, quick thinking mind and her fabulous relationship with Boyd. We also see a more gentle side to Boyd in Silent Voices and I really enjoyed this aspect of his character.

From the prologue, it is easy to see that Silent Voices will build up to a big finale and this was always in the back of my mind as I was reading. This means there is always a degree of tension running through the novel but there are also plenty of other twists and turns to keep us guessing.

In between chapters, we occasionally hear from a young girl and from the first time she appeared I was intrigued as to who she was and what her connection was to the investigation.

The plot of Silent Voices is quite complex as we get to grips with who all the suspects are and how they relate to each other. It did take me a while to figure it all out but this just makes the novel all the more fascinating. I did not get anywhere near guessing who the killer was!

I cannot wait for the tenth book in this series!

Silent Voices is available from Amazon.

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