The Silent Girls by Ann Troup

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Book Description:

What if everything you knew was a lie…
This house has a past that won’t stay hidden, and it is time for the dead to speak.

Returning to Number 17, Coronation Square, Edie is shocked to find the place she remembers from childhood reeks of mould and decay. After her aunt Dolly’s death Edie must clear out the home on a street known for five vicious murders many years ago, but under the dirt and grime of years of neglect lurk dangerous truths.

For in this dark house there is misery, sin and dark secrets that can no longer stay hidden. The truth must come out.

Finding herself dragged back into the horrific murders of the past, Edie must find out what really happened all those years ago. But as Edie uncovers the history of the family she had all but forgotten, she begins to wonder if sometimes it is best to leave them buried.

From the bestselling author of The Lost Child don’t miss The Silent Girls.

My Thoughts:

Many thanks to Joanne at Portobello Book Blog and the author as I won an e copy of this book in a give away over on Joanne’s blog.

The Silent Girls is a wonderfully dark story that is steeped in mystery and suspense.

I have to say I loved the whole story line in this book. Coronation Square is steeped in history as the last man hanged murdered four women in the area and it is a tourist hot spot. A lot of the residents that lived there and were around at the time of the murders, still live there now.

Edie is a lovely character. When Sophie turns up at her aunts house, Edie takes pity on her and offers a roof over head in exchange for Sophie helping her clear out her aunts things. It’s not long before some interesting items turn up that brings some unwanted attention and raises questions about events from the past.

Edie and Sophie’s relationship was really nice to read and I enjoyed seeing the bond between them grow. Edie is very much the mother figure wanting to look after and help Sophie whilst Sophie is very much like a highly strung teen, though her heart is very much in the right place.

The Silent Girls is a gripping read where I didn’t know who to trust as most characters seemed to have a hidden agenda. As with the characters, secrets that started to be revealed were as shocking to me as they were to them.

A steady read to start with, it certainly picks up pace towards the end and I couldn’t click my kindle quick enough to find out how it was all going to end.

A really enjoyable read and I can’t wait to read more by the author.

Goodreads rating 5/5 stars.

The Silent Girls is available to purchase from Amazon.

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