Firstly I wish to thank Emma Mitchell for inviting me on to the Blog Tour for THE SILENCE by Katharine Johnson.
Doctor Abby Fenton has a rewarding career, a loving family, an enviable lifestyle – and a secret that could destroy everything.
When human remains are discovered in the grounds of an idyllic Tuscan holiday home she is forced to confront the memories she has suppressed until now and relive the summer she spent at the villa in 1992. A summer that ended in tragedy. The nearer she gets to the truth the closer she comes to losing her sanity.
In order to hold onto the people she loves most, she must make sure they never discover what she did. But the reappearance of someone else from that summer threatens to blow her secret wide open.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
OMG how I felt for this poor woman, well ok she may not be someone that I would take for a best friend but when the past came back to bite her in the bum, you wouldn’t expect it to take a leg as well!
Doctor Abbey Fenton had a pretty darn good life. Well for one she had worked hard and become a Doctor, she was married to a not only good looking bloke but one that was rising through the ranks in government and she was blessed with a couple of gorgeous little girls. You would think life couldn’t be better and well you would think right because it never would. The discovery of the remains of two people in Tuscany makes international news as the search to find out who they are is widened. Abbey knows only too well who they are and how and why they died.
This is a story full of suspense where it builds with equal speed in two time zones and countries. It is almost like a butterfly effect where if the events of the past had been revealed at the time then the events of the future would never have taken place. In present day Abbey’s family is crumbling before her eyes as if it was never meant to be.
A compelling and tragic story that got more heart breaking the more I read. As the past is resolved can there be anything left of a future?
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Katharine Johnson is a freelance writer and editor and has worked for a variety of magazines. She has a passion for crime novels, old houses and all things Italian (except tiramisu). She grew up in Bristol and has lived in Italy. She currently lives in Berkshire with her husband, three children and madcap spaniel. When not writing, she plays netball badly and is a room guide in a stately home. The Silence, a psychological/coming of age story set in Tuscany will be published on June 8th.
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