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Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite
Silent Victim by Caroline Mitchell is a psychological thriller that will leave you chilled to the bone. Emma and Alex are happy; they have a beautiful boy, Emma has her own business and Alex has just been offered the chance of a promotion but it means moving. And moving means selling their house. Emma has a past full of dark secrets that Alex knows nothing about. And if they sell that house, those secrets are bound to come out. You see, Emma killed a man and buried his body in her garden. She needs to move the remains before they move, but they’ve gone – there is no trace that a body ever lay there. In a panic, she tells her husband, but this is just the start. As things go from bad to worse, Alex learns things about Emma ... some he wishes he’d known earlier and others that he wishes he could forget.
Silent Victim by Caroline Mitchell is a fantastic story, one that left me with shivers down my spine. The story is told from three points of view – Emma, Alex and Luke ( you’ll have to read it to find out who Luke is!) and Caroline cleverly flits between each narrative and back and forth in time, gradually unfolding the entire story in short chapters that leave you needing to read on to find out what happens. You won't want to put this down. There are a couple of stories entwined here – no spoilers – but each time I thought I knew in which direction the story was heading, each time I thought I’d got it, the story twisted off and went a different way and I really didn’t see the ending coming. The suspense builds as you read and culminates in an explosive finale. Be prepared for your mind to be played with; you won’t know the truth until the very end – if that is the end. Excellent book, and I will definitely be looking up more from Caroline Mitchell, one of my new favorite authors.