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The Silent House by Nell Pattison [book review]

The Silent House

Book: The Silent House

Author: Nell Pattison

Published: September 1, 2020

Publisher: Avon Paperback

Genre: Thriller

Pages: 392

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The Silent House book summary:

If someone broke into your house would you be able to hear it? But the Hunter family can’t hear. So, when someone comes into their house and kills one of their little girls their whole world gets turned upside down. Paige Northwood is brought into the police station to help interpret for them and the police. But Paige thinks they are hiding something the further the police get into the investigation. She’s fully invested and wants to find out who killed her sister’s goddaughter. But who can she trust? Did someone break into the Hunter house? Or was the killer already in the house?

The Silent House is a murder mystery that will grab your attention from the start.

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

What I thought about The Silent House:

First off I really enjoyed this book because it includes the disabled. I’m really not around anyone that’s disabled especially not someone that is deaf. Like at all. So it’s really nice getting to read a book that talks about people like this. I have always imagined people that are deaf to be these really nice people but sometimes that isn’t always the case I guess. I guess I have unrealistic expectations when it comes to people that are disabled since I’m never really around them.

The Plot

The start of The Silent House is really strong. It honestly grabbed my attention from the get-go and I wanted to know what exactly happened to this little girl. Who could intentionally kill an eighteen-month-old kid?

Nell Pattison does a great job of keeping you guessing. Throughout the entire book, I had an idea of who killed the little girl. I was so sure that this person did it so imagine my surprise when towards the ending of the book I find out I was wrong. With the killer, all of the signs were there but I ended up pushing them back because despite this person being a little nuts I didn’t expect it to happen.

The Characters

I feel like all of the characters are in-depth and interesting. I can imagine the characters actually being real and that makes the book even better. The one thing that bothers me with this book is that I hate how Jaxon is treated. Jaxon acts out really badly. It’s gotten to the point where no one wants to be around him. Did I mention that he’s under the age of ten?

I understand he’s getting to the point where he’s just really hard to deal with and the parents don’t really know what to do, but I do kind of wish the parents would have gotten some kind of help with him. I’m sure some of the things that he has gone through haven’t really helped him and he acts out because of it. I know it’s just a book but it always bothers me that a kid doesn’t exactly get the help that he really needs and that the parents think they can take care of it.

Also, I can’t really stand Max in this story. I feel like he’s really pushing Paige into a relationship when she said no. Paige wants to wait until after the investigation because she doesn’t want 0to to get into a relationship with someone who could be a murder suspect. I do get why Max would be offended by this, but you’d think he would be a little understanding considering that she just met him and he has a connection to the murder. Men who have to have things their way right then and not even consider other’s feelings always bother me.

What do you think about books that include the deaf?

If you like this review then you might also like We Were Never Here.

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