Today I am thrilled to be sharing my review on its publication day for Silent Cry by Jenny O’Brien published by HQ Digital. Happy publication day Jenny.
Silent Cry by Jenny O’Brien
Release Date: 17th of April 2020
Print Length: 384 pages
Publisher: HQ Digital
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A MISSING BABY. A MOTHER’S NIGHTMARE.
When Izzy Grant’s newborn daughter Alys disappears, her world shatters around her. Despite an extensive search the police find no trace of the missing girl, but Izzy refuses to give up hope that her daughter will be found.
Then a note is pushed through her letterbox, warning her off.
For Izzy it’s a ray of hope, another lead for the police to follow. For DC Gaby Darin it’s another piece of the puzzle that just won’t fit. But as a long-lost friend returns to Izzy’s life with a shocking secret, Gaby realises the truth of who took Izzy’s daughter from her might lie in the past – and far closer to home than anyone could have imagined…
Gripping and unputdownable, this emotional thriller will have you racing through until the very last page. Perfect for fans of Cara Hunter, LJ Ross and Erin Kinsley.
Previously published as Missing in Wales.
What a great start to a new series Silent Cry is. I was hooked immediately as Jenny took me on a rollercoaster ride full of emotions that lead to twists and turns along the way to keep me on my toes. Just when I thought I had it figured out, Jenny would throw in a curveball to take me completely off course. This is what I love in a mystery and Jenny excels in this and other aspects that I look for from this genre.
Jenny has created a plot straight out of every mother’s worst nightmare. Izzy’s baby Alys is only one week old when her father Charlie takes her out to give Izzy a break only never to return. What follows is a police search that leads nowhere and a mother’s desperation in never giving up hope that her daughter may be found even if it may put her life in danger.
The characters are very well rounded and hold their own well throughout the story. Izzy broke my heart with everything she has endured in the five years that Alys disappeared and I just wanted to reach through the pages and comfort her. I also really enjoyed the character of DC Gaby Darin and I look forward to seeing how she will evolve in future books. All of the other characters are very well developed and written and each is portrayed brilliantly.
I really enjoyed Jenny’s style and everything flowed really well. It was very effortless in its approach, which made for a very enjoyable read. Jenny writing is very engaging and the setting in Wales brought back so many lovely memories of my only overseas trip where I spent four amazing weeks in Swansea. It’s not often that I read a book where I have actually been to the places mentioned, so for me, this was an added bonus to an already great story.
If you love a mystery that will have you gripped from the get-go and take you, hostage, until the final page, great characters and engaging writing that al leads to a thrilling and jaw-dropping ending, then Silent Cry is the book for you.
A new author to me, I am so glad that I have now been exposed to Jenny’s work and I look forward to more books in this series to come. It was a pleasure to read and review Silent Cry, which I highly recommend.
Thank you to NetGalley, HQ Digital and Jenny O’Brien for allowing me to read an advanced copy of Silent Cry which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
This review will be added to NetGalley, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Amazon Australia, Amazon US, Barnes and Noble & Waterstones. As I am from Australia, unfortunately, I am unable to add to Amazon UK.
Let’s Get to Know Jenny
I took up writing about fifteen years ago when I first came up with a plot for a book, and I haven’t stopped since. When I’m not writing, I’m ferrying around 3 teenagers or working as a nurse. I’m also an all-year-round sea swimmer. I write what I love to read, which is romance and thrillers. My children’s books will hopefully be of some use, particularly Boy Brainy which is perma-free and written to raise self-esteem.
I’m currently working on Book Three in my Detective Darin police procedural (Books 1 & 2 available to order/pre-order on Amazon). In Book 3 there’s a serial killer on the loose…
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