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of authors who started with self publishing and proved their worth and yes of course authors who started with self publishing and proved their worth and yes of course stuff from mainstream publishers is garbage for xample The Teacher by Katerina Diamond published by HarperCollins Still for obvious reasons the dross to gold ratio is much higher for self published books than you get with mainstream publishers therefore I wasn t Trading Places: The Netherlandish Merchants in Early Modern Venice expecting much from this at allI finished it in one sitting It really is a page turner and I didn t guess correctly how it would turn out but then I almost never do The writing isn t going to knock Dickens off his perch there are a lot of overdone metaphors of the worms ate into my brain and a nuclear bomb went off in my heart variety not a direct uote and there are a few grammatical infelicities but both are alas all too common in the psychological thrillers that flood the market these days That said there was little if anything in the writing that spoiled the narrative for meThending is rather far fetched a pregnant woman runs through the woods while going into labour after having a violent showdown with the baddie but there was no way I was putting the book down until I d finished The only real plot hole that stood out for me was that the drawing Aiden did in the hospital En plein coeur ended up in the papers despite Emma having taken it home with herIf you want a gripping read you can do worse than to get Silent Child but bear in mind it doesn t stand up to harsh critical analysis So will I be making a point of seeking out self published writers Probably not but I ll be than happy to read other books by this author Silent Child is one of those novels that I wanted to love but sadly I didn t it wasn t all bad there were some things I loved about this novel and thought worked really well however they were outweighed by the things that didn t work uite so wellMy favourite thing about this novel was Denzil s writing style I love the way she chose to tell this story from Emma s perspective this allowed you to feel hermotions along with her her despair at losing Aiden her frustration at him not speaking her determination as a mother to save
HER CHILD THERE WERE SOME REALLY POWERFUL MOMENTS FOR child There were some really powerful moments for wh Wow Talk about a psychological suspense I put off reading this book simply because it involved the kidnapping of a child which cut close to home as I am a mother I m glad I found the courage to read his story I finished this book in one day So lost was I in unraveling Aiden s story while at same time reading about the courage and perseverance of a Mother s love It will leave you hunted but not disturbingly so because the author gets to the point without getting too graphic The analogy of people and the many masks they wear bore truth and had me looking to my neighbor wondering what secrets or facade did he or she hide under Every character was done well and with detail The feral child finally speaks once his warrior mother defeats the demons that kept them apart for so long You will cry You will chant The Bookshop on the Shore encouragingly but most of all thend you will Dance Real Slow encounter Aiden a peace But most of all the peace in knowing that Emma is now complete with Rob Aiden and Gina Slow Predictable Boring How can this book has so many good reviews I had to skip pages chapters to finish it Ry of his decade long disappearance The historic broken bones and injuries cast a mere glimpse into the horrors Aiden hasxperienced Aiden never drowned Aiden was takenAs Emma attempts to reconnect with her now teenage son she must unmask the monster who took him away from her But who in their tiny village could be capable of such a crimeIt's Aiden who has the answers but he cannot tell her the unspeakableThis dark and disturbing psychological novel is a page turner you will not be able to put downW. ,
Mma Price is a young unwed mother who lives with her parents while still seeing the father of her child
When her child is 6 years old a torrential rain hits and causes intense floodingher child is 6 years old a torrential rain hits and causes intense flooding gets a call from the school telling her that the roof is leaking and parents are to pick up their children immediately Arriving at the school she finds that her son has wandered off and is not to be found Later his jacket is retrieved from the river and he is presumed dead Ten years on her parents are dead and she is married and The Art of Memoir expecting a child She gets a call from the police telling her to go to the hospital immediately Her son has been found What follows is a tense psychological thriller that kept me reading until late in the night Usually I can pinpoint the villain within a chapter or two An unexpected twist surprised the heck out of me I reallynjoyed this book and look forward to reading from this author It actually became boring after half the book My predominant feeling was that you felt the presence of the author trying to come up with strange and messy characters Not recommendable The premise was intriguing but the writing was painful it read like a first draft desperately needed an The Day Christ Was Born: The True Account of the First 24 Hours of Jesus's Life editor I don t know how it got published Also the outcome was simply not plausible just no Don t waste your time I would love to know how this book got so many good reviews because this book is awful I m pretty sure it was neverdited or the ditor didn t know what they were doing The writing is very simple and repetitive The story is absolutely ridiculous and you can guess who did it within the first few
Pages The Narrator Is WhinyThe narrator is whiny annoying and makes really terrible decisions
THAT LEAVE THE READER SHAKING THEIRleave the reader shaking their in disbelief There were so many points in this story where I said that would never happen in real life Minor spoiler a prominent figure in the town is arrested and the detective working with the lead character fills her in on the case before the arrest has been made public That would never happen If you ve read anything by Gillian Flynn Stephen King Kimberly Belle or Mary Kubica you ve xperienced good writing and you will not njoy this book I am than disappointed in this book for the following reasons a first of all I can t figure out why it has such a high percentage of good reviews which is what influenced me to buy it b the writing is awkward is in severe need of diting c the plot alternates between not making sense and being boringly predictable d the PostgreSQL Server Programming - Second Edition ending was preposterous I just wish I knew of a way to avoid falling into a pitfall like this again when reviews appear to be so good for a book If you ve hesitated on this one because of the subject matter that it may be too dark or graphic or too many uncomfortable details sharedyou don t have to worry This is one of the cleanest thrillers I ve read Clean in the sense that the author doesn t go into any detail about the abuse that Aiden suffered All we know is that bad things happened and that s scarynough I hesitated to read this for these reasons I love a good thriller but didn t really want to read anything graphic Some authors go there I just prefer not to I was very pleasantly surprised with this story because it implied what happened and left it to our imaginations Th. Hat readers are saying about Silent Child Everyone buy this book it's brilliant I just kept reading it instead of cleaning Now I'm sad it's Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography endedA tense haunting story which I had to finish in one sittingWhat a fantastic read Kept me on thedge of my seat 'til the nd One of the best books I have read I stayed up most of the night to read itI read this book from cover to cover in one sitting It's been a long time since a book has captivated me so much to do that Gripping and full of twists and turns.
characters Ü PDF, DOC, TXT or Book ´ Sarah A. DenzilEmma has to face one of her worst nightmares her child disappearing Years later she has finally got her life together and ven though she misses her son desperately life is as good as it can be for her That is until her son turns back up againHaving your child making a reappearance again after all those years you could feel the mixture of motions that Emma was xperiencing Whilst she is over joyed to be back Aiden is far from the child who disappeared all of those years ago and she has to face what has happened to him whilst he was held captiveMy heart literally broke for Aiden I didn t ven want to try and imagine just what he had been through Like Emma I wanted answers and for
was behind s disappearance to be suitably punishedThe story is set at a steady pace with a dark feel to it and shrouded with mystery The tension mounts as the police as well as Emma and her x close in on the guilty party As the police take in different people for uestioning I was really torn to who it could be Whilst I had my doubts the author kept throwing little red herrings keeping me on my toesSilent Child is awhoever was behind
dark and at times uncomfortable yet compelling read I loved the build up of tension and alland at times uncomfortable yet compelling read I loved the build up of tension and all second guessing at who it was The author managed to keep me totally hood winked and whilst I had guessed some things partly right I was well off the mark on the rest A must read for fans of a chilling psychological thriller I read this over a few days whilst on holiday and whilst some of the plot was ntirely guessable from the beginning I did not see the final twist comingUnfortunately the style of writing is below average with the same words repeated multiple times in sentences and the same sentences repeated almost word for word a few times in paragraphs I m not sure if this book was Exile and Pilgrim ever proof read if it was they did a terrible job Alongside this the main character is not particularly likeable and comes across weakly Despite this the desire to find out what happened to Aiden isnough to keep you reading Literally read this in three venings The picture is how far I got by the second night I LOVED this bookI was going through a real crimedrama binge when I ordered this not really thinking about the plot as it came up as a suggestion When I read the blurb on the back I became a touch nervous being a first time mum who suddenly became anxious when her cute little bundle of joy arrived I wasn t sure I d actually make it through the first few chapters reading about a young mother who looses her young child to a tragic flood only to finally get her life back on track and have it flipped over again and
go through all those raw motions But I was hookedThe plot was fantastic and the motherthrough all those raw Hannah Montana: The Movie emotions But I was hookedThe plot was fantastic and the mother turmoil was beautifully written The plot twists were like roller coaster corkscrew twists and I kept thinking this is it I know who it is And the carpet would be ya led out from under my feet and my suspicions would have to start all over again when thevidence pointed lsewhereSuperbly written It wasn t until I opened the book to start reading that I noticed the lack of a publisher s imprint and realised that it was self published I wasn t best pleased having paid 1099 for it Now before angry indie authors gang up on me in their droves yes I hav. In the summer of 2006 Emma Price watched helplessly as her six year old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse It was the tragic story of the year a little boy Aiden wandered away from school during a terrible flood fell into the river and drownedHis body was never recoveredTen years later Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life She's married pregnant and in control again until Aiden returnsToo traumatized to speak he raises ndless uestions and answers none Only his body tells the sto.