Sunday, 30 August 2015

Silent Scream by Angela Marsons

Reviewed by Chris Longmuir

Silent Scream is a thrilling read. It’s an edge of the seat, page turner that kept me engrossed from the first page.

It starts off ten years in the past with five figures forming a pentagram round a freshly dug grave which is not adult sized.

Ten years later a disparate group of people are being killed by a serial killer. It takes time to identify the connection between them which is a burnt out children’s home. The murder victims are all former workers at this establishment. The story develops further when graves are discovered in the field next to the former children’s home, and the mystery becomes one of past and present.

The main character, Detective Inspector Kim Stone, is an offbeat young woman, brought up in the care system who has many ghosts of her own to conquer, including a paranoid shizophrenic mother, and a brother who died due to his mother’s neglect. Needless to say this investigation is one with particular resonations for her, and she is driven by the need to solve it. There are many twists and turns along the way, and I must admit I didn’t see the final twist coming, although I’m quite good at spotting these.

I can’t say any more, other than this is a great read.

Chris Longmuir

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