Back of the book :
If someone was in your house, you’d know … Wouldn’t you?
But the Hunter family are deaf, and don’t hear a thing when a shocking crime takes place in the middle of the night. Instead, they wake up to their worst nightmare: the murder of their daughter.
The police call Paige Northwood to the scene to interpret for the witnesses. They’re in shock, but Paige senses the Hunters are hiding something.
One by one, people from Paige’s community start to fall under suspicion. But who would kill a little girl?
Was it an intruder?
Or was the murderer closer to home?
What I think :
Paige Northwood is a self-employed sign language Interpreter. She is hearing but her whole family is deaf. Paige usually works in schools and hospitals but the police have asked her to attend at a crime scene where a baby has been murdered. Both the parents are deaf . Neither of them even realised that there was anybody in the house let alone in the children’s bedroom. They also have two other children, Jaxon and Kasey.
Paige however is in dilemma, her sister is best friends with the baby’s mum and if the police find out about this connection they will very likely take her off the case completely. It’s not long before Paige starts getting poison pen letters and texts warning her to stay away from the case and also her flat is fire bombed. Paige is also beginning to think that Alan and Elisha may know more than they are telling.
Who is doing this ?
Who killed poor little Lexi ?
I must admit I was quite intrigued when I heard about this book, so I was quite pleased when I was asked to be on the blog tour.
Told from mostly Paige’s point of view, it starts off on a slow burn but it soon speeds up and becomes quite fast paced. It also very quickly becomes very dark and creepy. It throws out quite a few dead ends before you find out what really happens, and has plenty of really well written characters which help to make it seem really believable.
There are also lots of secrets revealed along the way with quite a brilliant ending.
I really enjoyed this book and give it a well-deserved 9/10 (5 stars )
Published by Avon Books on 05/03/2020.
The biggest Thank you to Sanjana Cunniah for the review copy of the book in return for an honest review.