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Editorial Reviews

"Silent Child is a unique book, a shining light of hidden horrors and unbearable tension in a genre where it is always difficult to stand out. Emma's slow descent into hell from the moment her son disappears feels real enough to make you hold onto your loved ones that little bit tighter. Sarah A. Denzil masterfully carries the reader alongside Emma on a tortured mental journey: theories, conspiracies and increasingly justified paranoia as suspicion falls on everyone she has ever held dear. Along with Emma, you find yourself pointing the proverbial finger of accusation at a series of characters who once seemed safe. A visceral, darkly atmospheric listen that will make your heart beat, your mind race and your spine tingle." - Gabriel, Audible Editor

"A good audiobook for me is one that takes me on a ride that I never could have imagined, and Silent Child did exactly that. Sarah A. Denzil weaves a tale that starts with heartbreak, adds mystery and suspense, and ultimately becomes a thriller. The writing is superb and it created a blockbuster movie in my mind as I listened. Silent Child had me at the edge of my seat the entire time, and I even fell off a few times." - Sean, Audible Editor

"The premise is shocking and it compels you to find out where Sarah A. Denzil will take the story. But, where I think the author is truly genius is in the way she supports the central plot with some heartbreakingly real and genuinely flawed characters that were so obviously as fully developed in Denzil's mind as the thrilling hook that makes you choose the book in the first place. There's so much more to this one than first meets the eye." - Alexandra, Audible Editor
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Publisher's Summary

Winner of Audible UK’s 2017 Narrator of the Year Award
Introducing Audible's Thriller of the Year: Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil, performed by Joanne Froggatt.
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 drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life. She's married, pregnant, and in control again...until Aiden returns.
Too traumatised to speak, he raises endless questions and answers none. Where has he been? What happened to him on that rainy afternoon? And now that he's back, whom can he trust?
At Audible we love listening to crime books. But every so often one comes along that we think is truly special. An Amazon Kindle number one best-seller, Sarah A. Denzil's Silent Child is taking Audible HQ by storm. In an Audible Exclusive production, Joanne Froggatt (Mrs Bates, Downton Abbey) delivers a powerhouse performance that will keep you gripped until the very last second.
©2017 Sarah A. Denzil (P)2017 Audible, Ltd
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Critic Reviews

"This self-published page-turner became essential poolside listening after Audible named it thriller of the year." (Stylist)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 09-06-17

Joanne Froggatt 💕

I rarely find a book I really like on Audible. Narration is a huge thing. Joanne Froggatt was simple AMAZING. I loved her on Downton Abbey. That said, her telling of the story was a beyond plus.

I love Gone Girl (like most people) and Karin Slaughter and Mary Kubica (who has seemed to drop off a bit just like B.A. Paris. However, I love a suspense book. Love.

I really liked this book. It did keep me guessing and normally most books put it out there from the beginning who the bad guy is, but tell you the story surrounding it. This book did keep me thinking...but wait, it's not that person? Wait? So it is a very good book and I'm stingy in my recommendations. I get bored easily and I like twisty books.

Would I have liked the book enough to read it? Yes, but the narration was off the charts great.

I highly recommend this book if you like suspense. I've been a bit bored with my Audible picks lately thinking if I read them, I probably could finish them. Good narration keeps me hanging on and bad narration just makes me mad. How do some of these people get hired?

Book...yes. doubt. Amazing. A+++++++

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160 of 173 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Wayne on 01-27-18

Tour de force by narrator Joanne Froggatt!

Silent Child is a very, very dark psychological thriller, the kind that can cause some to have nightmares. It is certainly not for everyone. However, as I try to decide whether listening was worthwhile, I must give the author credit for writing a compelling novel. And the narrator is fantastic.

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61 of 66 people found this review helpful

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3 out of 5 stars
By madison on 09-06-17


I had high hopes for this as Amazon has "bigged it up" so much, but I found the pathetic heroine very annoying and her overly dragged out performance was irritating- how long can a voice tremble before it ceases to be of any impact!
The climax was ridiculous and very unbelievable for a woman in labour- can't say anymore without a spoiler alert.
A real shame and a waste of a credit.

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59 of 67 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Chrissie on 11-05-17

Absolutely Brilliant.

What more can I say, excellent storyline with a twist that you don't see coming. Kept me guessing to the end. I would highly recommend this book.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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2 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 10-30-17

Thriller of the year...? Nope.

Not sure how this book was deemed to be a great thriller. Disappointingly predictable and mundane, with a few well-written sentences buried in amongst some sloppy text. The narration didn't help, either, unfortunately; story-teller is an art, not a chore. Disappointing all around.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 09-10-17

Silent child

One of the best book I have listened to for a long time! The narrator Joanne Froggatt makes the book come alive ! Highly recommended!!

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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