Shy art student Darren Evans would do anything to find out the fate of his beloved sister Carly, presumed to be one of the five female victims of Olivia Duvall. Olivia confessed to the killings and is serving a life term, but refuses to reveal where the girls’ remains lie. So, desperate for answers to the mystery that has haunted his family for ten years, Darren bends the truth and gets a job as a cleaner in the psychiatric hospital where Olivia is locked up. He’s looking for answers and he’s not going to stop until he gets them. But trying to play a serial killer is a very dangerous game . . .
Olivia, in a high security hospital for murder, is calm. Ready for a meeting with a mother. The mother of a child – Carly – who is missing and the mother is convinced that Olivia knows where she can be found. The mother of the child has breast cancer, and is dying. Olivia is keeping her secrets.
Darren is Carly’s brother.
Working in Roehampton Hospital, as a cleaner Daren meets Dr Helen McCabe who is Olivia’s therapist, an event draws then together, but what does that mean for Darren?
The Silent Ones is an insightful read.It has lots of feeling, sadness but also a word I have not used for a review before.. passion.
This read makes your world stop. it doesn’t end how you think it might, and this is what makes it all the more brilliant.
Ali Knight is an amazing writer, I always worry (in a good way) about the authors mind when I read books such as this. The subject matter, although harrowing, is very well put together to make a story that is just terrific.