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 traumatized to speak, he raises endless questions and answers none. Only his body tells the story of his decade-long disappearance. The historic broken bones and injuries cast a mere glimpse into the horrors Aiden has experienced. Aiden never drowned.
Aiden was taken.
As Emma attempts to reconnect with her now teenage son, she must unmask the monster who took him away from her. But who, in their tiny village, could be capable of such a crime? It’s Aiden who has the answers, but he cannot tell the unspeakable.
A MUST READ for fans of dark psychological thrillers and suspense novels.
I have never read anything by Sarah A. Denzil before but after reading Silent Child, I know this won’t be my last. I am fussy when it comes to my favorite genre but this hit the spot and then some. I could tell you what this book is about but I am sure you can read the description, I prefer to tell you how absolutely awesome this book is! Yes, it truly left me in awe and it’s not a book I will forget for a long time if ever.
This book grabbed me from the very start and it didn’t let go until the final page. I do not begrudge not getting any sleep because of of how incredible it was, it was worth every missed second of sleep. I desperately needed to know what happened next. There was plenty of original twists and turns where nothing is what it seems.
If you’re in bad place, this isn’t the book for you to read. Tense fantastic psychological suspense from the beginning. Emma lost her son ten years ago in the flood, only people she can lean on was her parents. Car accident killed them, she had nobody, completely fall apart. She fall in love with the man, who pulled her out of this dark place. They’re married and she is about to have a little girl. Everything going somewhat okay but she can’t stop thinking about her little boy. Phone call changed everything, her son is found, but her real nightmare just just started. Make sure you have one of those cozy mysteries to read after reading this book.
Has the plot of a missing child been done? Yes… Has the plot of said child coming back into the parents lives been done? Yes… Has it ever been written so beautifully. Probably not…
My favorite psychological thriller so far for 2017!
Well done Sarah Denzil! You have a new fan!
A warning … this is a psychological thriller and suspense novel of a very dark nature. I would recommend it for 18+… Not for the faint-hearted.
Sarah A. Denzil
Sarah A. Denzil is a British suspense writer from Derbyshire.
Her books include SILENT CHILD, which has topped the kindle charts in the UK and Australia, as well as being a top ten Amazon bestseller in the US. SAVING APRIL and THE BROKEN ONES are both top thirty bestsellers in the US and UK Amazon charts.