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The Silence She s broken She s vulnerable She s just what Marco was looking forStella Wiseman was a child TV star, but there s nothing glamorous about her life now Alone in her thirties, she s lost her parents and her friends and she s stuck in a dead end job But just as she hits rock bottom she meets Marco, a charismatic older man who offers to get her back on her feet He seems too good to be trueIs he She appreciates the money he lavishes on her And the pills But are the pills just helping her sleep, or helping her avoid her problems With Stella s life still in freefall, Marco whisks her away to a secluded cottage where she is isolated from everyone except him But the closer he pulls her, the worse she gets He tells her it s all in her head, and she just needs time away from the worldNo longer sure what s real and what s not, Stella begins to question whether she was wrong to trust Marco Was she wrong to trust herself Is the one person she thought was fighting for her survival actually her biggest threat This was myFirst Reads pick for the month of February.It s one thing to be a broken individual that someone could easily prey on It s quite another to be that AND painfully stupid That s the reason I could not finish this book Not only was it glaringly obvious from chapter one as to what was going on but we had to deal with a protagonist who is mentally and emotionally blind It was so frustrating that I had to put the book down several times for fear of chucking it across the room This was myFirst Reads pick for the month of February.It s one thing to be a broken individual that someone could easily prey on It s quite another to be that AND painfully stupid That s the reason I could not finish this book Not only was it glaringly obvious from chapter one as to what was going on but we had to deal with a protagonist who is mentally and emotionally blind It was so frustrating that I had to put the book down several times for fear of chucking it across the room.which would have been bad since it was on my kindle Stella IS broken She most definitely has been through a lot, but come on I don t want to give anything away, which is weird because the author pretty much does from the beginning, but even being as vulnerable as she was, this was absurd Put that together with an array of unlikable characters and a writing style that is a bit choppy and I m just done The only reason it garnered two stars is because the plot was interesting Sadly, it just wasn t executed very well For my full review, visit me at have read books covering many fictional scenarios rape, graphic murders, paedophiles but this novel left me with a constant sickening feeling in my stomach I predicted how the story would unfold but, despite feeling so horrid, continued reading in the hope that the mood would lift If the topic of gas lighting makes you feel uncomfortable and is an unpleasant topic, then I would recommend you think twice before readin For my full review, visit me at have read books covering many fictional scenarios rape, graphic murders, paedophiles but this novel left me with a constant sickening feeling in my stomach I predicted how the story would unfold but, despite feeling so horrid, continued reading in the hope that the mood would lift If the topic of gas lighting makes you feel uncomfortable and is an unpleasant topic, then I would recommend you think twice before reading this novel.For my full review, visit me at Scattered, jumbled storySorry to say that I couldn t connect to this one at all There s something about the writing style that made it difficult to get into the story, and though there are elements of the plot that had potential, the execution was lacking that special something to make it work.The story follows Stella, a former child star, as she meets a guy and they begin a relationship that may or may not be healthy Marco recognized Stella immediately upon meeting, and they shared one drunke Scattered, jumbled storySorry to say that I couldn t connect to this one at all There s something about the writing style that made it difficult to get into the story, and though there are elements of the plot that had potential, the execution was lacking that special something to make it work.The story follows Stella, a former child star, as she meets a guy and they begin a relationship that may or may not be healthy Marco recognized Stella immediately upon meeting, and they shared one drunken night together that turned intoSomehow Stella has found herself in a relationship, still not all that happy, and with a dependence on pills to get through the day.It s told exclusively from Stella s perspective with a lot of internalization and I think that s partially to blame for the scattered feel Essentially, the story jumps from one of Stella s thoughts to the next, moving forward at a strange pace and not letting the reader get to know Marco as much as we should I think if we d interacted with Marcofrequently, it would ve added some tension and really allowed the reader to question his motivations There s definitely some triggering content pertaining to addiction, mental health, etc so keep that in mind when deciding if this is the book for you Without giving away the story, all I can say is that it s a predictable narrative Gaslighting, narcotics, psychological abuse are the mainstays of this novel.It s a decent read if you just go with the flow and avoid any critical thinking about the storyline Three stars I liked it.Thanks to Goodreads Giveaways andfor the opportunity to read this book I look forward to readingfrom this author, Daisy Pearce.

  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • The Silence
  • Daisy Pearce
  • English
  • 10 December 2017
  • 1542017823

About the Author: Daisy Pearce

Daisy Pearce was born in Cornwall and grew up on a smallholding surrounded by hippies She read Stephen King s Cujo and The Hamlyn Book of Horror far too young and has been fascinated with the macabre ever since.She began writing short stories as a teenager and after spells living in London and Brighton Daisy had her first short story The Black Prince published in One Eye Grey magazine Another short story, The Brook Witch , was performed on stage at the Small Story Cabaret in Lewes in 2016 She has also written articles about mental health online In 2015, The Silence won a bursary with The Literary Consultancy, and later that year Daisy also won the Chindi Authors Competition with her short story Worm Food Her second novel was longlisted for the Mslexia Novel Award.Daisy currently works in the library at the University of Sussex, where she shelves books and listens to podcasts on true crime and folklore.


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