The Silent House by Nell Pattison


The Silent House by Nell Pattison is an Adult Crime Thriller featuring a deaf family and a murdered daughter. 


If someone was in your house, you’d know . . . Wouldn’t you? 

But the Hunter family are deaf, and don’t hear a thing when a shocking crime takes place in the middle of the night. Instead, they wake up to their worst nightmare: the murder of their daughter.

The police call Paige Northwood to the scene to interpret for the witnesses. They’re in shock, but Paige senses the Hunters are hiding something.

One by one, people from Paige’s community start to fall under suspicion. But who would kill a little girl?

Was it an intruder?

Or was the murderer closer to home?

This mystery will keep you up all night – perfect for fans of The Silent Patient and Cara Hunter.”


With this book, I was immediately intrigued by the idea of exploring a world surrounding a deaf family. And the fact that a mysterious murder happened right under their noses made me request this one right away!

And for the most part, it was a pretty decent story.

The characters were my favorite part of the book. It was really interesting to see how their lives were so different yet similar to a typical family. The omission of sound and the terror of not being able to realize such a dramatic event in their lives was just the beginning.

For the overall book, I thought the pacing could have been a little faster but finding out all the tiny pieces was still a fun journey. I gave this one a solid 3 out of 5 stars and would recommend it to readers who want a different social aspect to their thrillers with a slower build-up.

Rating: 3 out of 5.


Published: 1 September 2020

Publisher: Avon Books

Genre: Adult Mystery / Thriller / Suspense

Pages: 400

How I Read It: eARC from NetGalley

*Disclaimer: I requested a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All of my reviews contain my honest opinions only and are not influenced in any way.*

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