The silent ones by KL Slater / #Review @bookouture @KimLSlater

This morning, I was packing up lunches, ironing, putting on the laundry I should have done last night. Now my precious daughter is accused of murder.

When ten-year-old cousins Maddy and Brianna are arrested for a terrible crime, Maddy’s mother Juliet cannot believe it. How could her bright, joyful daughter be capable of such a thing? 

As the small village community recoils in horror, the pressure of the tragedy blows Juliet and her sister’s lives apart.  And things get even worse when their daughters retreat into a self-imposed silence. Can anyone reach Maddy and discover the truth before her fate is sealed?

Juliet is crushed. Nothing will ever be the same for her darling girl.  But she knows that to find out what really happened that day, she and her sister must unlock the secrets of their own terrible past, a past they swore never to speak about again …




Getting a call from the police is enough to make your heart skip a beat. When the callers informs you that your daughters have been arrested it is enough to make your heart stop completely especially since the girls are only 10 years old and accused of such a major crime.

I suppose I would react the same way Chloe and Juliet were: devastation, unbelief, panic,… and trying to do everything possible to get them out of there, constantly thinking ‘this cannot be happening’, ‘no way my child is capable of doing that’, but then there is the evidence to consider of course…

In times like this family should stick together and have each other’s backs, but it seems like there is more than one secret that is begging to come out. 

Like a lot of time, the present is based on events happening in the past and have put there stamp on it, in big bold letters.

What has been troubling that family for so many years? And when you are shocked by that revelations, brace yourself, because you ain’t see nothing yet.

I was blown away by the viciousness some people are able to exhibit. Manipulation, deceit, lies and so much more… that’s what you will find in this emotional story. I loved it. 5 stars

Thank you

About the author

Kim is the number one bestselling author of nineteen psychological crime thrillers. She has sold over two million copies of her books worldwide. She has also written four Carnegie-nominated Young Adult novels as Kim Slater for Macmillan Children’s Books. Kim has an MA in Creative Writing and lives with her husband in a small Nottinghamshire village.


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