Saturday, 16 April 2016

5* review - The Silent Twin by Caroline Mitchell

Nine-year-old twins Abigail and Olivia vow never to be parted. But when Abigail goes missing from Blackwater Farm, DC Jennifer Knight must find her before it’s too late. 

Twin sister Olivia has been mute since Abigail’s disappearance. But when she whispers in Jennifer’s ear, Jennifer realises it is Abigail’s voice pleading to be found. 

A damp and decaying house set in acres of desolate scrubland, the farm is a place of secrets, old and new – and Jennifer must unravel them all in order to find the lost girl. But could Olivia’s bond with her twin hold the key to finding Abigail? And can Jennifer break through her silence in time to save her sister’s life? 

DC Jennifer Knight is called to the chilling Blackwater Farm when a young girl disappears playing hide and seek. Her twin sister is the only witness and since the little girl's disappearance has been mute, saying nothing to a soul.

DC Knight feels that there is an atmosphere within the creepy house, both within the family and paranormally and when she finally gets alone time with Olivia and her twin's voice speaks within her, pleading to be saved from the dark place where she is trapped and it's a race against time to find the clues to where she is, and they are all but none.

The Silent Twin takes you through all emotions and has you questioning everything and everyone. I was looking at everyone wondering what they had to hide and was pleasantly surprised at the ending that I had guessed correctly the person responsible but had no idea as the how it all played out - extremely clever plotting by Mitchell.

I realised whilst reading that DC Knight must have appeared in earlier novels as there were hints towards her past (however this makes a perfect standalone read) and was pleased to have already downloaded them previously on my Kindle, am looking forward to catching up on her past as she is a very interesting character.

A fabulously clever page turner!

Many thanks to the publisher for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review

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