The Silent Twin by Caroline Mitchell

51aqw3--SXL._SX326_BO1,204,203,200_“I’m alone in the dark, please can you find me …

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? “

And breathe…I finished reading The Silent Twin several minutes ago and I don’t think I’ve taken a breath yet!  I do have a confession to make though. This is the third book in the DC Jennifer Knight series and I haven’t read the first two instalments, whoops.  I don’t think that matters though.  It can be read as a standalone, but why would you want to?  I plan on downloading Don’t Turn Around and Time to Die as soon as I’ve written this review.

Twins Abigail and Olivia are wrenched apart when Abigail goes missing in the grounds of their crumbling home, Blackwater Farm.  Haven police are called in to find the young girl before the unthinkable happens.  Strange goings on are noted by the original team; light bulbs blowing, strange banging noises and furniture moving by itself.  So the case is passed to Operation Moonlight with DC Jennifer Knight as the FLO.  Can Jennifer work out what has happened to Abigail before it’s too late?  And why is the twin’s mother, Joanna, acting in such a strange way…?

I’m not normally one for reading books that have a paranormal aspect to them.  Ghosts, pah (I think I’ve said that before)!  However, this is so well written and flows so well that I didn’t feel at all uncomfortable with the spooky content.  It’s a great detective story with a fearless high-heeled heroine who fights for what’s right (and maybe a new girl crush of mine!).

A motley cast of characters are present from the attention seeking and inappropriate Joanna, to the deeply religious Bob and Wendy, to the secretive Nick.  You have the feeling that they are all up to something and know a lot more than they are letting on.

I love this book and can’t recommend it enough.  An enthralling detective story with (OK, I’m going to say it!) an interesting spooky twist.

Five out of five stars.

Many thanks to Bookouture, Caroline Mitchell and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of The Silent Twin in exchange for an honest review.

The Silent Twin by Caroline Mitchell is published by Bookouture in the UK on 14th April 2016 and is available in paperback, eBook and audio book formats | amazon.co.uk | amazon.com | Waterstones

 

 

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  1. Pingback: #BookReview: Love You To Death by Caroline Mitchell (@Caroline_writes) @bookouture – damppebbles

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