The Silent Twin – Caroline Mitchell – Blog Tour Review


The Silent Twin is published by Bookouture on 14 April 2016

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?

A darkly gripping, page-turning thriller that will enthrall fans of Rachel Abbott, Alex Marwood’s The Wicked Girls and Mark Edwards.

Welcome The Silent Twin Blog Tour and my turn! Hooray!

My thoughts


The Silent Twin is the latest adventure for DC Jennifer Knight. This series combines police investigations with supernatural shenanigans. It is that little bit different and we all love it.

A haunted house and a missing child feature in a new case for Jennifer. A nine year old girl has gone missing, leaving her dysfunctional family in tatters and her twin sister unable to speak. Jennifer is part of a team, that deals with supernatural cases. She is sent to the family, as their Family Liaison Officer. What has happened to Abigail?

This series is shaping up nicely. It’s fun the way the likes of Jennifer are called in, if a case turns a little bit X-Files. Haven seems very familiar now, and a place I would actively avoid. This time, I felt sorry for Jennifer. The family are devastated, but completely weird with it and their haunted house a nightmare. Jennifer with her girlie shoes and her bright awareness of atmospheres and supernatural undercurrents is the right one for the job. The father is a police officer, so should have a bit more gumption about how to behave in a crisis. And the mother is in her own little world, compartmentalising her pain.

Throughout the book, we do not know what has caused one twin to go missing and another to become mute. Caroline Mitchell keeps up the tension and the underlying sense of fear. It really is something we are all familiar with. The sense of foreboding in this kind of crime case. The anticipation of something terrible about to happen. It is all handled compassionately and maturely.

Caroline Mitchell has made spooky crime her own. The Silent Twin is a great addition to the series. Here’s hoping there’s more to come!

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Reviewer with a mind of her own. This is a collection of book reviews, which started in 2014. Mostly crime and odd other genres thrown in. Some I loved. Some I loathed. You get the picture.
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