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The Silent Twin

Author: Caroline Mitchell
Published: 14 April 2016
Reviewed: 1 August 2016

5 out of 5 Stars

Copy supplied by Bookouture in return for an honest review


Description:

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? 

My Thoughts & Review:

The Silent Twin is the third book in the DC Jennifer Knight and quite frankly Caroline Mitchell has really set herself a high target to beat for any further books in this series – this book really is that good!

For those that have not read Don’t Turn Around or Time to Die, then fear not this book works well as a standalone, however I would absolutely recommend seeking out the previous books.  I say this not because you need to so that you will fully understand the back stories but more because Mitchell demonstrates awe inspiring skill in her writing.  Initially setting a pace akin to a comfortable and steady read, the intensity escalates to the point the reader is almost on the edge of their seat, desperately trying to master speed reading to find out what is going to happen next. 
As with the first two books, DC Jennifer Knight finds herself involved with a case that draws on her unique abilities, and from the very start this case is not going to be easy.  Twin sisters Olivia and Abigail were playing hide and seek at Blackwater Farm but Abigail soon disappears.  Following the disappearance of her sister, Olivia stops talking and it is down to Jennifer Knight to try and find out what she can from the mute twin.  This coupled with strange happenings in the house means that Knight has her work cut out for her, trying to find Abigail before it’s too late and getting to the bottom of what everyone is hiding.  

The clever style of writing allowed the reader to experience a roller coaster of emotion along with Jennifer Knight, the shock of some discoveries did have me looking up from my book in absolutely amazement.  The characters are great, something about the parents of the girls seemed to niggle at me, their reactions to their daughter being missing seemed unnatural – this subtle way of dropping little snippets of information was both helpful and a complete red herring in some cases, meaning the reader has their work cut out for them if they want to try and second guess Caroline Mitchell.
An utterly captivating read, dark and twisted enough to secure Caroline Mitchell the title of one of my favourite authors.  This is an impressive crime fiction series with a touch of something unearthly, very enjoyable and absolutely gripping!    
You can buy a copy of The Silent Twin here
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Time To Die

Author : Caroline Mitchell
Published: 24 September 2015
Reviewed: 17 October 2015
What Milo Saw by Virginia Macgregor

Read more at: http://www.london24.com/entertainment/book_review_what_milo_saw_by_virginia_macgregor_1_3750981
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Copy kindly supplied by Bookouture in return for an honest review via NetGalley.

4 out of 5 stars

 

 

He will predict your life… and your death.


Don’t ever cross his palm with silver.

He will reveal your most shameful secrets.

He will predict your death.

He is hiding a secret.

He is hiding a monster.


And all his predictions come true.


Investigating a series of chilling murders, Detective Jennifer Knight finds herself tracking a mysterious tarot card reader known only as The Raven.


As the death toll rises, Jennifer and her team build a picture of a serial killer on the edge of sanity, driven by dark forces. But these are not random killings. And the method behind the madness could be the most terrifying thing of all …


Especially when it seems the death of one of their own is on the cards.
 
Detective Constable Jennifer Knight isn’t what you’d call a normal detective, she possess a psychic ability and has found herself working on Operation Moonlight, a task force dealing with the less than ordinary crimes in the small town of Haven.
When dead bodies start turning up Op Moonlight are interested, especially when it would seem that each victim had been given a tarot reading shortly before their death.  At first they wonder what the connection between the victims is, do they know the seer of their death?  Or are they just chosen at random?

From the start the reader knows who the card reader is, he’s Raven.  Far from normal, he holds a power over his targets, he’s dark and twisted and he’s on a mission.
As you delve into Raven’s past you can’t help but feel remorse, sorrow and pain for him as a child, but that all ends when you discover the person he becomes.
Jennifer Knight on the other hand, the more you read about her the more you love her and her determination to save everyone in Haven.  She’s had a tough time and she’s not going to let anyone or anything hold her back. She’s fierce, determined and gutsy, something that makes this central character stand out. 

There is so much that could be said about this book, but that would give away too  many details that might spoil it for readers.

The style of writing is very good, there is a clever mix of police procedural and paranormal elements, characters are engaging, interesting and draw the reader in.  Sub plots are well interwoven into the story and the flashbacks to a character and their past are very well written. 
Having not read Mitchell’s first instalment, I worried that I would struggle with this novel, but at no point when reading this did I struggle.  Any hint to previous events was cleverly done, so much so that you could easily imagine this as the debut novel.  I will be making a point of checking out the first book in the series just to see what happened though.

This was definitely a page turner, and I am keen to see how Mitchell follows this up with the third book!

I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys Fiction, Crime, Mystery, Thriller and Paranormal genres. 
 
I would like to thank Bookouture for the copy of this book in return for an honest review and if you would like to buy a copy, this book was published on 24th September 2015.  A copy can be purchased here Time To Die (UK Kindle Version)
 

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