He said that they’d let me go on purpose. That they could easily find me if they wanted to. He said that they didn’t want me. That I was too much trouble. He said if I went to the cops, he’d know. If I told Sonya, he’d know. If I talked to friends or teachers, he’d know. He told me to pretend it didn’t happen. He told me to consider it a compliment, that I was too strong. His last words to me were, ‘Just forget’.
Troubled teen Faith Marsden was one of several girls abducted from Crawton, a country town known for its picturesque lake and fertile farmland. Unlike the others, she escaped, though sixteen years on she still bears the emotional and physical scars.
Zoe Haywood returns to Crawton to bury her estranged mother Lillian, who has taken her own life. As she and Faith rekindle their high-school friendship, they discover notes left by Lillian that point to two more young women who recently disappeared from Crawton. But Lillian’s confused ramblings leave them with more questions than answers.
As Faith and Zoe delve deeper into the mystery, they become intent on saving the missing women, but in doing so are drawn into Auckland’s hidden world of drugs, abduction and murder. And then Faith decides to confront the mastermind – on her own.
Oooh this book is so good!
It is a much slower pace to the ones I normally love but after the first few pages and reading the prologue I was hooked, I knew it was going to be a book for me and I had finished it within a few hours!
I loved the characters, they worked very well within the plot, the storyline was superb and as I say the pace was more sedate than I am used to for this genre but in this it just created a slow burner that helped build up the suspense and it certainly kept me guessing – it was the perfect pace for this story and the author really nailed it with her writing style.
Five stars from me – very enjoyable and highly recommended!!
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Nikki Crutchley lives in Cambridge, New Zealand with her husband and two daughters.
No One Can Hear You is Nikki’s second crime novel, set in the small Waikato town of Crawton.
Her first book, Nothing Bad Happens Here, a crime/thriller set on the Coromandel Coast of New Zealand was a finalist in the 2018 Ngaio Marsh Award for best first novel.
Nikki has worked in libraries in New Zealand and the UK and now works as a freelance proofreader.
Nikki’s flash fiction has been published online and in the Fresh Ink anthology and the upcoming Bonsai anthology.
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