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July 17, 2018

The Silence of Knowing by Jenny Jackson ~ A Review

by Susan Roberts

Would you keep reading?

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November 2017; 978-1973269380
ebook, print (80 pages); historical
This is a well-written novella about life in a small town in Kent, England,  in 1952. Josie and Mitch are twins and they spend time with two other friends. Josie in unable to talk but communicates with her friends by writing in her tablet. They are all thrilled when the teacher they dislike is replaced by a young American male teacher. At first, they love the new teacher but then become suspicious of him and start trying to find evidence that he is not who he pretends to be. The more they try to spy on him, the deeper in trouble they become.

I enjoyed this book and really liked the four children - especially Josie who could communicate so well without being able to talk.

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Susan Roberts lives in North Carolina when she isn't traveling. She and her husband enjoy traveling, gardening and spending time with their family and friends. She reads almost anything (and the piles of books in her house prove that) but her favorite genres are Southern fiction, women's fiction, and thrillers. Susan is a top 1% Goodreads Reviewer. You can connect with Susan on FacebookGoodreads,  or Twitter.

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  1. That opening sentence grabs my attention!

    1. It was only a novella but it kept my attention! thanks for the comment.

  2. Wow, great excerpt and blurb...that cover freaks me out a little. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

    1. I agree - I thought the cover was unusual but it fits in well with the story.

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    1. I thought your pick for today was very interesting - I am going to check into it. Thanks

  4. Great opener and an intriguing cover!

    Here is my Teaser for Tuesday. Have a great day!

    Luv, Sassy x

  5. Oh this does sound interesting - I like the era and digging for secrets never ends well, does it?

  6. This sounds good and for several reasons i'd like to read it.

  7. Oh this sounds kind of creepy -- in a good way.