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Audiobook Review

The Silent Ones

K.L. Slater
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average rating is 5 out of 5
average rating is 5 out of 5

Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest

Very good, thoroughly enjoyed, 

Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects


A Ride So Good The Destination Doesn’t Matter


💛 What a fantastic book this is. Don’t get me wrong, it has the odd believability issues (see the spoiler), but I enjoyed it so much I can't bring myself to care.

💚 K L Slater is sooo good at making me angry at characters and on behalf of them. The sheer craving for justice propels me through her books. Add in the clever way her mysteries unfold and I’m hooked.

💜 Two little girls are accused of a terrible crime. Just the worst thing imaginable. They seem so sweet and innocent, their family so close. But Slater does her thing and unravels it until it's down to bare bones. From dropping hints like breadcrumbs, graduating to bits of information in manageable chunks before finally chucking in a whole loaf, revelations of secrets and lies piece the story together.

💙 What’s more, what begins as one story branches out, splitting off and providing multiple plot facets.

💗 The great thing about K L Slater is that she is utterly prolific, releasing about three thrillers a year. So if you enjoyed this, there’s plenty to be getting on with. For another good book about family secrets, head on over to The Last Thing She Told Me by Linda Green.


🎧 Lucy Price-Lewis has narrated most of K L Slater’s books and she always does a fantastic job. She has a mellow voice that makes for easy listening and a lovely soft northern accent.

🎧 A massive thumbs up for the chapter listings on this. Not only are the chapter numbers correct, but there’s added details such as timelines. A rare find.


My main gripe is with the eventual villain. She’s a bit panto and hyperbolic and not very realistic. As another reviewer put it, it was a bit of a bait and switch. But honestly, it didn’t even matter by then. I’d been on a brilliant journey and all the horrid characters had their comeuppance. All in all, I was a happy camper.
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The Silent Ones


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 10-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.
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