Silent Victim by Caroline Mitchell @Caroline_writes


Book Description:

Emma’s darkest secrets are buried in the past. But the truth can’t stay hidden for long.

Emma is a loving wife, a devoted mother…and an involuntary killer. For years she’s been hiding the dead body of the teacher who seduced her as a teen.

It’s a secret that might have stayed buried if only her life had been less perfect. A promotion for Emma’s husband, Alex, means they can finally move to a bigger home with their young son. But with a buyer lined up for their old house, Emma can’t leave without destroying every last trace of her final revenge…

Returning to the shallow grave in the garden, she finds it empty. The body is gone.

Panicked, Emma confesses to her husband. But this is only the beginning. Soon, Alex will discover things about her he’ll wish he’d learned sooner. And others he’ll long to forget.

My Thoughts:

I’m a big fan of this authors books so couldn’t wait to read her new stand alone novel, Silent Victim.

The story flicks mainly between husband and wife, Emma and Alex. Emma’s chapters feature past and present so we can see the build up of events with her teacher and present, where her life seems to be spiralling out of control.

Moving house and a brand new start is something that most of us would love and look forward to. Emma though is someone who has something that is eating away at her. She loves her husband and son very much and she doesn’t want anything to ruin that. Mentally she isn’t very stable. This is due to a lot of what went on with her upbringing.

Alex I really liked and was someone I felt quite sorry for. He loves his wife and his son and he just wants them to be the perfect happy family. Since talk of the move, Emma is acting irrational and he doesn’t know what to make of it all or what to do for the best.

The author does a very good job of messing with your head. Like Alex, I just didn’t know what to believe. Emma is quite mentally unstable and I didn’t dare let my guard drop where she was concerned.

This is one story where you just know there is something brewing and when it hits, it is going to be big. The chapters are relatively short making me pound through the pages as I had to get closer to unraveling the truth. The tension that builds throughout had me holding my breath and having to gasp for air as I kept forgetting to take a breath.

Silent Victim is an enthralling read that I just couldn’t get enough of. Gripped from the very first page, this is one book that you will seriously struggle to put down. An absolute must read for fans of psychological thrillers.

Silent Victim is available to purchase from Amazon. (Please note that link used is an affiliate link)


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