Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil

Silent Child

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 trauma...


Details Silent Child

TitleSilent Child
Author
Release DateJan 22nd, 2017
Number of pages416 pages
GenreThriller, Mystery Thriller, Fiction, Suspense, Mystery, Crime, Psychological Thriller, Dark, Adult, Did Not Finish
Rating

Reviews Silent Child

  • Sue
    2017-02-16
    SILENT CHILD by Sarah A. Denzil is a dark disturbing psychological tragic story of a mother, Emma Price whose little six-year-old boy, Aiden, who wandered away from school during a terrible flood and drowned. They never found the body. This was the day she lost Aiden, and the day she “lost control of her life”. “We saw Aiden in each other and it drove us both mad. I felt like half a person after I thought Aiden had drowned in the flood, and...
  • Amanda Jane
    2017-02-17
    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 favourite 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'...
  • Tulay
    2017-03-21
    Dark, haunting story.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 o...
  • Shawna P.
    2017-02-12
    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. I was intrigued by the synopsis of this book after reading, This dark and disturbing psychological novel will appeal to fans of The Widow and The Butterfly Garden. Now assuming the blurb was mentioning THIS Butterfly Garden ( The Butterfly Garden ) I had to read it. Em...
  • Jen
    2017-02-23
    (view spoiler)[I really liked the premise and the first half or so. But beyond that I felt like it was very predictable, and fairly unrealistic in terms of how many people were involved. What were the chances that one good friend was the kidnapper, another friend was his girlfriend and aided him, and her husband had nothing to do with the kidnapping but just happened to be a psychotic stalker? It was too much and for me it ruined it a bit. (hide ...
  • Jamie ♡♡ submits to books ♡♡
    2017-02-07
    ***** 5 "Storm Distaster" Stars *****THIS BOOK IS LIKE WOW WOW WOW!!!! One day 10 years ago should have been a normal day. Emma Price took her 6 year old son to school only to never see him again. When a horrible storm hits her small town, the town is shut down to avoid the serious flooding about to happen. Emma had to get to Aiden. Braving the story, Emma makes is to school only to be told that her son wandered off from his classroom and no on...
  • Sam (Clues and Reviews)
    2017-02-11
    For all my reviews, check out Clues and Reviewswww.cluesandreviews.wordpress.comAs soon as I saw the synopsis for this one on the TBC, I knew I HAD to read it. Emma, a young mother, is devastated when her son drowns during a terrible flood. His body is never recovered and Emma is consumed with grief. Ten years later, Emma has adjusted to a new life; she is married, pregnant and feels at peace. Until, suddenly, Aidan returns. He cannot speak, he c...
  • Joanne Robertson
    2017-02-18
    I had seen some reviews for this over on TBConFB and was intrigued enough to download a sample to my Kindle. As soon as I finished the sample, I bought the whole book straight away so I could continue reading it. I have a TBR pile to rival Ben Nevis but this book just grabbed me by the throat and wouldn’t let go! Honestly, I  could not put it down! I made tea whilst reading this book. I fed the dog whilst reading this book. I put my make up on...
  • Kate Stjohn
    2017-02-15
    Very good but a trifle predictable.
  • Jenna Kim
    2017-03-08
    I stayed up until 5am to finish this book. I couldn't put it down and needed answers! Throughout the book, I was planning on giving it a solid 4.5 star rating but the ending pushed it up to a full 5!The beginning of the book goes straight into the plot. It doesn't give you time to get settled in and I love it! I tend to get impatient with mystery/thrillers because I want to know the ending and not read chapters of useless details and descriptions...
  • Kath Middleton
    2017-01-31
    Single mum Emma’s six year old boy, Aiden, went missing in a flood, presumed drowned. Seven years later he is declared legally dead. Emma later marries – not the father – and is heavily pregnant with a second child, when Aiden returns. He is under-weight for a sixteen year-old, has an old ankle injury, and seems in shock. He doesn’t, or can’t, speak. Yet Emma is determined to find out who took him and what happened to him in those missi...
  • Maggie
    2017-02-24
    Emma thought her world had ended when Aiden,her six year old son went missing during a flood and was presumed drowned. Although she would never forget him she gradually rebuilt her life. She married and is a month away from the birth of her daughter when her world is rocked on its axis by the news that Aiden has been found! He is undernourished, shows signs of being abused and is electively mute. Needless to say she is full of questions- but so a...
  • Whitney
    2017-03-26
    One day during a terrible flood, Aiden Price, 6 years old, vanishes. His body is never recovered and eventually his mother, Emma, has to declare him deceased. Emma's life went into a tailspin. She became an alcoholic and tried to commit suicide. Now she's healing, 8 months pregnant, and happily married.10 years later, Aiden is found walking out of the woods. Where has he been for all these years? Who took him? What happened? All of these question...
  • booksofallkinds
    2017-03-20
    **RATING 4.5**In the small town of Bishoptown-on-Ouse, it is during a flash flood that Emma's simple life will be destroyed forever. For it is the day that her little boy Aiden suddenly disappears, presumed to be drowned. Distraught, heartbroken and utterly destroyed, it will take Emma a long time before she can even contemplate trying to live her life again, but after almost ten years since Aiden's tragic death, Emma now finds herself in love an...
  • Kathy
    2017-03-08
    Undoubtedly I have never had so much trouble reading a book. I quit several times but was determined to read it. But four days to read one book, it must be bad. Silent Child is a story where a mother's child goes missing. His jacket is found in the river. His body is never found. Emma moves on with her life. She marries and is now pregnant with their first child. Her life is one giant controlled mess although she doesn't see it this way. Miraculo...
  • Amanda
    2017-03-09
    I give this book a "meh, it wasn't awful" rating. I wasn't particularly attached to any of the characters, I guessed who the kidnapper was about half way through, and I didn't really care for the writing style. (view spoiler)[I finished it so quickly because I wanted to see how the husband was involved... I knew he was somehow, but I couldn't figure-out his role. (hide spoiler)] I was also a little bothered that the over arching theme seemed to b...
  • Denise Dupree
    2017-03-07
    This book was so good. It was so complete. I definitely will be reading other books by Sarah A. Denzil and adding this to my "favorites."
  • Nicola Williams
    2017-02-19
    4.5 stars. Really enjoyed this book, a page turning who dunnit style book. A simple writing style that is easy to read and keeps you guessing.There were many characters but easy to keep up with, and I thought I had it all worked out what had happened but after a few twists and turns and a very tragic tale about what really happened to Aiden, the end was worth the wait.Recommended and I will definitely read more by the author.
  • Abbie
    2017-02-20
    Actual rating - 3.5
  • Dee
    2017-02-04
    In 2006, six year old Aiden goes missing during a flood. A few days later, his jacket is found in the river and he's presumed to have drowned.Ten years later, his mother Emma has married, is heavily pregnant and has finally found some happiness in her life again. But then Aiden returns and everything is turned upside down.Aiden doesn't talk, doesn't like to be touched and doesn't interact with anyone. What follows is the desperate struggle of a m...
  • Asimah Akhtar
    2017-01-31
    I'll be honest, before I started this book I lost my reading mojo. However, reading the blurb of this book I thought I would give it a chance. And I'm so glad I did! I was gripped from the very beginning. A very intense story of a mother's love for her child, regardless of the heartache she has to suffer along the way. Full of twists and turns and unexpected outcomes, Emma refuses to give up on Aiden. But will she ever be prepared for the truth?
  • Cece Kempf
    2017-03-22
    Personal Response: Silent Child was one of the most amazing books I’ve ever read. Sarah Denzil did a great job of keeping me on my toes. It was very hard for me to put down, and in my free time I always found myself coming back to reading. Plot:The plot of Silent Child was very well thought out. Emma Price ran to the school during a storm to bring her son, Aiden, home. When she arrived the teacher informed her that Aiden wandered off and cou...
  • Jasmine
    2017-03-23
    This book is a prime example of why a good editor is so important. While reading (struggling) through the first two thirds of the story I was forced to endure the worst "poor me" attitude by the main character, even though her son has just returned after 10 years. The author managed to create so much negativity, more so than was necessary. This was mostly portrayed by the main character's CONSTANT whining, her complete lack of concern for her unb...
  • Alexina Golding
    2017-03-17
    This is a haunting read, that got under my skin. At times it was claustrophobic, being from a small place, where she had grown up, stayed and then lost her son 10 years previously.For him to return, can you begin to imagine? How much would you want to know, and in reality not really want to...this is what compelled me to read the story The Silent Child.The plot did twist and turn, slightly. I did have an inkling in who the abductor was, this didn...
  • Kathi Defranc
    2017-03-26
    Tense,psychological thriller with the disappearance of a young boy...Once I started reading this book I could Not put it down! This is an intense story of a mother's love, with so many twists along the way that you will be very surprised to find out what really happened. A six year old boy, Aiden, goes missing from school during a storm with the nearby river flooding. His young mother,Emma, goes through heartache with the media and gossiping town...
  • Meril
    2017-03-26
    3*I hate to give a low rating, especially to something that I really really wanted to like. It started off good, until I found myself not believing in the conversations, then it lead to a confusing phasing. The actions were just that, it didn't feel particularly exciting as I anticipated the scenes would be. I liked MC, she's very strong willed even though at the end it became frustrating how she'd react in certain ways that were just not very be...
  • Emma Ounsworth
    2017-01-30
    Wow!What a heartbreaking but brilliant novel this is.Emma suffers and overcomes the worst thing that could ever happen to a parent and yet more things are still to come for her.I really could not put this book down, it was riveting and the characters were perfect, some likeable, like Emma and others not so likeable, from the minute you meet them, you know something is amiss about them.Kept me guessing until the end.Highly recommend this book to a...
  • Michelle Baldwin
    2017-02-18
    WOW WOW WOW .... This book is amazing I found myself reading faster and faster so I could get to the answers. WOW Honestly this is a brilliant book I really really did enjoy it. It's written just like you think you would be in this situation...... It's so well written "BRILLIANT".......now on to her two other books....
  • Leigh-ann Dickson
    2017-03-06
    SuperbThis book, what can I say...wow. It's the first time in years I've looked forward to bed time so I can read. Throughout Silent Child, just when you are thinking about pointing the finger at someone, the story takes a turn and you're sucked in even more. I'll be selecting a Sarah Denzil book for my next read!
  • Natalie West
    2017-03-26
    Couldn't put it down!Such a well-written story about a child who goes missing in a small town, and the friends and family who become suspects. The story kept you guessing til the very end- I couldn't put the book down! Highly recommend this book!