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Publisher's Summary

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.
©2018 Caroline Mitchell (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved
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1 out of 5 stars
By Elkay on 03-05-18

Learn from my mistake

I listened to over half of this (enough that returning it feels like a cheat), hoping it would get better, but it didn’t. Learn from my mistake and save ten hours of your life. First, there’s the story: a young teenaged girl is sexually assaulted, and it’s never even really addressed. I can understand it not being dealt with in the context of the story, but it’s like the author didn’t quite understand that even a “consensual” relationship between a teen girl and a much older teacher is hugely problematic. Then, the girl (now a woman) is casually gaslighted by every other character in the book “for her own good,” except the ones who serve no discernible purpose in the story (there are several of those). I hated everyone, and they were not complex characters that were fun to hate. They were all just dreadful.

Finally, a minor quibble: the writing, ugh. “‘Why do you say that?’ she asked, seeking information.” Yeah. We know she’s seeking information. She asked a question. Give us some credit.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Loves2Read on 03-24-18

Would have rated four stars if narrator was better

The story kept me engaged but it is probably a better read than audio book due to the irritating narration by Ms Knowelden. She speaks with a soft, breathy, sometimes whispering voice. That is not good in an audiobook. It's sometimes hard to hear but even more distracting is the irritating sound of breathy tones through a mechanized device. I am always amazed when professionals do not know to project and even moreso that the technical staff does not catch this problem. Mr. West's narration was good.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Rufus on 06-15-18

Here lies MADNESS!? Murder, mayhem, mystery and...

SILENT VICTIM.

With short, make that very short, chapters it's got a pace of it's own. Couple that with the fact that it's in a diary format (leaping forwards and backwards) it sounds very confusing. It's not!!!

You soon get into the swing of this book/audiobook and find yourself trying to work out who did what, when and where. You'll be guessing until the end.

All in all a book to indulge yourself in. I'd highly recommend SILENT VICTIM to fans of murder mysteries. It's like an Alfred Hitchcock film in book/audiobook form.

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4 out of 5 stars
By fabian on 03-14-18

good story

enjoyed the story and it was well narrated and never boring even if the characters reactions to events weren't always believable, still a very enjoyable book.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Karla on 07-27-18

Gripping well read and just loved it

I enjoyed this book as not only was it easy to follow the plot it’s twists were unpredictable and I was soon engrossed. Recommend it highly.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Michelle on 05-31-18

I beg you- don’t

I had to return this book as I could only get 4 chapters in before wanting to scream at both the narrator and writer. I decided spending 8 hours driving in silence was way better than listening to this absolute drivel. Such a whiny poor me character as main person.

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