The Silence

The Silence

She’s broken. She’s vulnerable. She’s just what Marco was looking for.

Stella 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 true.

Is 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 world.

No 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?

Title:The Silence
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781542017824
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    The Silence Reviews

  • Sarah

    For my full review, visit me at https://mrsbrownsbooks.wordpress.com/...I have read books covering many fictional scenarios – rape, graphic murders, paedophiles – but this novel left me with a con...

  • Jeeves Reads Romance

    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 o...

  • CYIReadBooks (Claire)

    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 th...

  • Veronica Parker

    I don’t usually have such strong reactions to books I don’t care for but this book drove me insane. Not a single character was in any way like-able or relatable. The story was disconnected and con...

  • Julie

    If you like a story about gaslighting this is the book for you. ...

  • Misty

    Another case of a bridge too far, this is a decent book that could have been great but for the heavy-handed prose. Pearce takes a straight forward story that builds suspense and turns it on its ear, d...

  • Julie Lacey

    This is a great psychological thriller. Stella meets Marco and slowly starts to fall in love with him. He recognises her from being a child star in a sitcom and seems to have been a big fan. Stella is...

  • Charlee

    This was my Amazon First 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...

  • Christa Bass

    It's taken me a bit of time to get to this review because I found the central relationship quite hard to stomach (due to past experience) - Daisy's depiction of gaslighting is spot on. But The Silence...

  • Darinda

    Stella, a former child star, falls for an older man. Stella is in her thirties and her life is in a downward spiral. She believes her new suitor will help save her, but he may be part of the problem. ...