I received this book for free for a Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Silent Girls by Dylan Young
Series: Detective Anna Gwynne #1
Published by Bookouture on 19th January 2018
Genres: Crime, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
Source: for a Blog Tour
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Ambulance and police. Something’s happened. I don’t know what. But my little girl.’ A sob choked off the sentence… ‘It’s my daughter.’
When a young girl disappears from the edge of the local forest, the Gloucestershire police are convinced she’s been taken by the same killer who stabbed to death beautiful, young Emily Risman eighteen years ago. They’re desperate to finally have the evidence to put him away. To save another girl before it’s too late.
Only Detective Anna Gwynne thinks he isn’t the real killer.
Anna can’t find proof and as time is running out, she realises she needs to get inside the killer’s twisted mind. And she knows just who to ask. Hector Shaw, in prison for killing the six men who caused his own daughter’s death.
Can Anna get what she needs from Hector before another life is lost, or could he lead her down a path that puts her own life in grave danger?
An absolutely page-turning thriller that will have you hooked. If you love Val McDermid, Angela Marsons and M.J. Arlidge, you won’t be able to put down The Silent Girls.
Thank you to Bookouture for letting me take part in this tour. If you are a regular reader of my blog you will know that I mainly read books with a HEA. I am a lover of love! But I also watch a lot of crime based TV shows. It started with CSI in my mid to late teens progressing to the NCIS’, the Criminal Minds and my recent addiction Chicago PD. So with that in mind I decided it was time to start diversifying my reading genres. This is the second crime book I have read and I loved it.
This book follows Detective Anna Gwynne as she hunts for the killer of Emily Risman, Anna comes up against many issues both within the the force and from the public. Anna was fascinating to me. I have seen other characters with her abilities and intellect before but it still never fails to amaze me. Her reluctance to socialise really is part and parcel with her intellect but also her past experiences. I hope we learn more about this as the series progresses.
I felt that Anna’s sister Kate was her saving grace and was my favourite side character.
When I read the blurb I didn’t see the relevance of Hector Shaw and why Anna needed him. As I read the story Hector’s involvement became more apparent and it was a part of the story I really enjoyed. I hope that Hector returns in the other books in this series. I can see he will be a very interesting character and will have a lot of stories to tell.
This book was brilliantly terrifying. It will keep you hooked and is in no way predictable. It will keep you guessing right until the very end.
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