Book Review: “Silent Scream” by Angela Marsons

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I would like say a big thank you to Kim Nash at Bookouture for giving me the opportunity to read and review this piece via NetGalley and Angela Marsons for writing it.

It has been less than 24 hours since I sadly turned the last page on this fantastic novel and I am still recovering from what I can only describe as aftershock. I will admit right away that I was not prepared for how good a read “Silent Scream” was and it is probably the best gift an author could give to his or her readers.

silentsreampicFor the first time I wish I was a talented writer so that I could convey my thoughts and feelings about this book with the right words. Until then, I will still have a good go at it.

So yes, I got a little cocky while reading and thought I had it all figured out. I was absolutely adamant I knew “whodunit”. Telling you now, how wrong I was could not be more of an understatement:).

The author has expertly managed to weave a rather complex plot but told a flawless story, so much so that the most scientific and technical of descriptions was read effortlessly.

At the risk of sounding cliché, this page turner will keep you on edge and there will be some moments where its rawness will want to make you “not look” but you won’t be able to help yourself. And in the mix of this elaborate story you will have the opportunity to meet a great character in Kim Stone, the detective charged with solving the case, very cold and detached woman at first glance but also a very complex person that will slowly let you get to know her.

Although a crime novel with an inevitable seriousness attached to it, Angela Marsons included a few well-chosen one liners that had me in stitches. My favourite being:

“Yeah but your love life amongst the world of goblins doesn’t count. I need advice from a woman who goes out with men. Like, real ones.”

This is a thriller with layers.

LaChouett

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. Clare says:

    I believe I’ll have to read this one, I love a good, unexpected twist.

    Clare

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    1. It’s a fantastic read! I still have goose bumps!

      Like

    2. Clare says:

      Then I’m definitely buying it 🙂

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  2. crimeworm says:

    I loved this too! Incredible to think it’s a debut, isn’t it?

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  3. crimeworm says:

    I just finished The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson, which was SO good – incredible twists! I think you’d enjoy it. It was on NetGalley.

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    1. This is the thing! now that I have read Silent Scream it has become a benchmark :). I think I need to read a different genre before I read another crime novel…Otherwise it would not be fair lol

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    2. crimeworm says:

      I read nearly all crime, but within that there’s thrillers, historical crime, noir, police procedurals, serial killers, domestic noir, psychological thrillers, cosies, golden age, and then you’ve all the different countries they can be set, so it’s a wide variety! I am trying to add a few more “literary” books to the mix – just no chick lit! That’s my rule! I’ll try anything else, but I’m not big on fantasy or sci-fi either, although I’d give something good a chance!

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