Silent Victim by Caroline Mitchell

Silent Victim

Emma’s darkest secrets are buried in the past. But the truth can’t stay hidden for long.Emma is a loving wife, a devoted mother…and an involuntary killer. For years she’s been hiding the dead body of the teacher who seduced her as a teen.It’s a secret that might have stayed buried if only her life had been less perfect. A promotion for Emma’s husband, Alex, means they can finally move to a bigger home with their young son. But with a ...

Details Silent Victim

TitleSilent Victim
Release DateMar 1st, 2018
PublisherThomas & Mercer
GenreThriller, Mystery, Fiction, Suspense, Mystery Thriller

Reviews Silent Victim

  • Gary
    This stand alone novel by Caroline Mitchell is a great read. I started the book very shortly after receiving it and due to the suspense built up by the author was unable to put it down. Emma loves her husband Alex and together with her son they are moving to a new home in Leeds. But Emma has a dark secret, for a number of years she’s been hiding the dead body of Luke, the teacher who seduced her as a teen. The book is written from the perspecti...
  • Liz
    I became a fan of Caroline Mitchell through her Ruby Preston series. This book is a stand alone.The story is told from multiple perspectives across a wide time frame. Emma is a young mother with a dark secret. She and her husband have been living in her family house in Mersea Island but her husband’s recent promotion means they will be moving. And that means she finally needs to dispose of the body of the teacher whom she killed four years prev...
  • Joanne Robertson
    OMG!!! Talk about a book being addictive! Once I started Silent Victim it became physically impossible to put it down! It has shot straight onto the list of my favourite books of the year so far and is definitely my favourite book by this author…….ever! I have always enjoyed her police procedural novels but this standalone is something very special indeed. The twisty plot, the unreliable narrative told by some rather unlikable characters and ...
  • Zoe
    Atmospheric, menacing, and incredibly riveting!Silent Victim is a character-driven, thrill ride that reminds us that skeletons often find their way out of the closet no matter how well they are hidden or buried and highlights just how easily someone's behaviour can be manipulated, misinterpreted, questioned, and used against them.The writing is taut and complex. The characterization is spot on with a cast of characters that are distressed, raw an...
  • Andrea
    I was hovering either to give book a 3.5 or 4* rating,gave a four as did enjoy this book a stalker or is it all in her mind.but found it abit slow in parts it's me I'm used to faster paced all comes together.good read.
  • Halley
    "She brushed an errant lock from her cheek, panting from the exertion of rushing to be on time. I regarded her with a look of amused curiosity. Inside I was thrilled that a gorgeous young creature would be subservient to me for the forthcoming year."Was very interested in the plot, but hoo boy was the writing terrible. Overwraught, immature and awkward. Little to no character development. Lots of long internal monologues that sound like nothing a...
  • Amy
    Do you like books that keep you up late at night because there is just NO way you can put it down until you find out the truth? What about books that are relentlessly paced with short chapters that end on mini cliffhangers leaving you reading chapter after chapter until you realize you’re finished? Or what about books that are full of thrills and excitement but also have a domestic suspense vibe chock full of secrets and lies? If you answered y...
  • The Book Review Café
    Holy flipping moly Caroline Mitchell has only gone and written another fabulous psychological thriller that’s worthy of all the stars, it’s a MUST read. Darkly deceptive, chilling and thrilling Silent Victim has gone straight on my top reads of 2018 list. I’m a huge fan of this author I love her style of writing and her attention to detail. Whether it be crime or psychological thriller Caroline Mitchell knows how to grab the readers attenti...
  • Tulay
    Amazing thriller.So glad I picked this Amazon First Read selection of February books. Story is told as first person by three characters and jumps from 2003 to 2017. Author's writing style keeps your interest, keeps you in suspense. Thrilling, mysterious and suspenseful all the way to the breathtaking ending. Books written by British authors always takes me longer to read, because I have to stop and Google the places and read the news, look at the...
  • Dita
    Fast-paced and suspenseful! I never had any idea where this book was taking me but the ride was full of twists and turns and I was happy to be on it. It's tough to finish well and this one was satisfying if not the "bang" I was hoping for after being so enchanted by the rest.
  • Christina
    4 stars"A gentleman is simply a patient wolf."Emma is a loving mother, a devoted wife, a successful business owner and an accidental killer. The story opens up with Emma attempting to bury the body of a man named Luke, her former teacher who had seduced her, who she has just murdered. Fast forward 4 years and everything is going great in Emma's life. She and her husband, Alex, have an adorable son and a great relationship. Her business, a gently ...
  • Eva
    I’ve never been on a rollercoaster ride but I imagine coming off it, feels a little something like I felt when I finished reading Silent Victim : a little dizzy, maybe a tad nauseous and with legs like jelly.Emma hasn’t had an easy time but now she has a loving husband and a wonderful son. Things are looking up until her husband gets a job opportunity in Leeds and is set on moving and selling their house. Because the field at the back of thei...
  • Angela Marsons
    I have read this author's books from the very beginning and have followed her career with interest and I have to say that with each new journey she shows me something fresh. I always claim that the last was my favourite and this is no exception with Silent Victim. My favourite books in the whole world are the ones that waste nothing. In this book every scene either serves to move the plot forward or characterise. I loved that it was straight in t...
  • Sarah
    I’m a big fan of this authors books so couldn’t wait to read her new stand alone novel, Silent Victim.The story flicks mainly between husband and wife, Emma and Alex. Emma’s chapters feature past and present so we can see the build up of events with her teacher and present, where her life seems to be spiralling out of control.Moving house and a brand new start is something that most of us would love and look forward to. Emma though is someo...
  • Melania 🍒
    1,85/5 Silent Victim has done nothing for me. It’s not a mystery, since we know from the beginning pretty much everything that’s going on and the surprise elements weren’t such a big surprise, it’s barely a thriller , the characters are awkwardly written and the story is so over-the-top , I’ve rolled my eyes dozens of times while listening to this book. But what I disliked the most was the way the main character was built.She was so des...
  • Shell Baker
    OMFG Caroline mitchell is back on form with this corker of a book! Seriously I loved it that much I actually don't know where to begin with this review. So i will start off by saying that I am a massive fan of Caroline's writing and this is her best book yet….it has totally blown me away.I have to say that I sucked in hook, line and sinker from the very first page and from that moment I knew it was going to be the bollocks…. And it certainly ...
  • Carole
    SILENT VICTIM by CAROLINE MITCHELLWell, what can I say!! I think Caroline has become one of the best crime writers for suspense I’ve ever read. It doesn't matter whether she's writing about murders or psychological thrillers, she excels at both. I’m an avid crime reader, and read through books like a knife through butter, but her writing even leaves me bewildered and bemused. Just as you think that you’ve got it straight in your head, and w...
  • Book Addict Shaun
    Silent Victim is the first psychological thriller I have read by Caroline Mitchell and I absolutely loved it. It became one of those books that consumed me as I read it, and was that addictive that I had to also download it to my Kindle for iPhone app so I could read it when I was away from my Kindle. I love books that stay in your thoughts all day long, I was thinking about these characters even when I wasn’t reading the book. One of the thing...
  • Sibel Hodge
    Brilliantly gripping and deliciously creepy. Make sure you clear your day as you won't be able to put Silent Victim down! :)
  • Bill Kupersmith
    Having many fond memories of my days as an overseas member of the West Mersea Yacht Club, I couldn’t resist reading Caroline Mitchell’s Silent Victim. And the basis for the plot, a relationship between a teenage school student and a teacher is always a draw for me both as a reader and a writer. And as Caroline Mitchell is both an author of paranormal stories (including her own) and a delightful Twitterer, I so wanted this book to succeed. Par...
  • Roz
    “You can’t walk away from your demons… They’ll catch up with you in the end.” I feel like this could’ve been a good book if the first half wasn’t dragging as much and the second half wasn’t so rushed. It wasn’t the most original book and I wasn’t impressed with the ending either.I wasn’t happy with the characters either, they were two dimensional with no personality whatsoever, the multiple POVs had the same voice, even the...
  • Lynda Kelly
    This was my Kindle First choice this month to buy in advance. So happy I made the right choice as it's terrific.....and there was no way to resist the story's premise. For some reason I was SURE I'd already read something by this author but I went through all my lists and nope, I haven't !! I will be reading more by her, though, since she has quite the comprehensive back catalogue. I must've seen them before as they're in my most popular reading ...
  • Amy's Book Reviews
    DNF, skimmed through to figure out what happened. I’m in the minority; most readers enjoyed the story.SILENT VICTIM is told from the points of view of Emma, her husband Alex and Luke, the man Emma “murdered” from time periods of 2002, 2003, 2013 and 2017. I was often confused whose first person POV I was reading and from what time period. I didn’t like or feel connected to any of the characters, didn’t know who was a reliable narrator o...
  • Noelle
    My thanks to the author, Caroline Mitchell for an ARC of this book – below you will find my honest opinion/thoughts on this novel.Set on Mersea Island/Colchester the reader is immersed in a world where a fear of discovery, abuse of trust, lack of self- control, manipulation, secrets, guilt, shame, vulnerability and mistrust wraps itself around us as we follow the story to uncover the truth but… Sometimes the truth hurts more than a lie. 😱W...
  • Fictionophile
    All of my reviews can be found on my blog: FictionophileA psychological thriller that will keep you riveted from first page until last. This is the first novel I’ve read by this author and you can be sure that I will be seeking out her other work.“Silent victim” is told via the voices of three different people and includes flashbacks to 2002 when Emma was sixteen.Emma (our 30 year-old protagonist) is a very damaged individual. To the casual...
  • Amy
    Below is a spoiler free review.I received a free ebook copy as part of Amazon's First Picks for the month of February.In a nut shell: Emma and Alex are selling their home, but Emma has a secret. Several years ago, she buried a body on their property, and now she wants to get rid of the evidence before the house is sold. The problem? When Emma goes back to the grave site, the body is gone.*pterodactyl screech* Whaaaat? Um, yea, you can bet I downl...
  • Kerry
    Written 15th JanuaryWow! Another awesome read from Caroline Mitchell and a privilege to have been able to read it ahead of publication.Caroline always creates the most interesting characters. Not always likeable, but fascinating. Their stories draw you in from the very beginning and this was exactly the case with Silent Victim. We meet Emma, Alex and Luke. Emma and Alex are married with a four year old son. Luke used to be Emma's teacher when she...
  • Mandy White
    Another great book from Caroline Mitchell... has you wondering who is telling the truth til the end.
  • Sharon
    Well, I read this book in one sitting; as soon as I began I could not put it down! Silent Victim is narrated from alternate points of view, Emma, her husband, Alex and teacher Luke  and it spans from past to present. Each chapter lets you know which character is narrating and what time period you are reading about so it is easy to keep abreast of where you are in the storyline.The blurb tells you what you need to know about the plot, there is so...
  • Joann
    This is an absolute winner from Caroline Mitchell. This is a stand alone book that I truly had a hard time putting down. I sort of figured out part of it, but that was near the end of the book. The setting of the book was done justice by the author. I felt alone and could feel the cold and rain by the author's description. The story deals with how young girls can be groomed and seduced by predators. I loved the interactions at the bridal shop and...