The Silent Ones - K.L. Slater

The Silent Ones

By K.L. Slater

  • Release Date: 2019-07-24
  • Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 662 Ratings


This morning, I was packing up lunches, ironing, putting on the laundry I should have done last night. Now my precious daughter is accused of murder.

When ten-year-old cousins Maddy and Brianna are arrested for a terrible crime, Maddy’s mother Juliet cannot believe it. How could her bright, joyful daughter be capable of such a thing?  

As the small village community recoils in horror, the pressure of the tragedy blows Juliet and her sister’s lives apart. And things get even worse when their daughters retreat into a self-imposed silence. Can anyone reach Maddy and discover the truth before her fate is sealed?

Juliet is crushed. Nothing will ever be the same for her darling girl. But she knows that to find out what really happened that day, she and her sister must unlock the secrets of their own terrible past, a past they swore never to speak about again…

The most unputdownable psychological thriller you’ll read this year from the bestselling author K.L. Slater. If you love The Wife Between Us or Gone Girl, you’ll be totally hooked on The Silent Ones.

What everyone is saying about The Silent Ones: 
OH, WOW, WOW, WOW… KL Slater does it again… I’m absolutely dumbfounded and flabbergasted… A story full of lies, twisted family values, sibling rivalry… A perfect psychological thriller that you will not want to put down… Outstanding.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

Amazing!! One of the best thrillers I have read this year. I have enjoyed all of this author’s books and I think the author is highly underrated. This book should be at the top of the best sellers list. A must read!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

If I could give this book 6 stars I would, that's how good it is… A finale with more twists and turns than a labyrinth… The author builds up the tension and anticipation leading to a shocking climax. Absolutely brilliant.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

This book was SO GOOD! I couldn’t put it down! The twists, the family drama, the sibling wars, it was a total page-turner! This is by far the best psychological thriller I've read in a long time, and highly recommend it!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

WOW. This is an outstanding story. I was totally gripped from the beginning and on the edge of my seat throughout. Twists, turns, it has it all. AMAZING.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘Woah! What a story and a half this one is!!!... I am a huge fan of this author’s and have to say, hands down, this is her best book to date and that is high praise indeed as her other books are fab also. Dark, twisted, brilliant!By the Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars

I absolutely could not put this book down! I read this book on one super hot day, and enjoyed every last bit. The book is full of suspense and keeps you guessing all the time. Just when you think that you know what is going on you are surprised yet again… Riveting.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘If you suffer from a pre-existing heart condition check with your doctor before reading!... I didn’t have a clue where the story was leading and I loved it.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

I devoured this book as it twisted and turned… If I had been standing up I would have been hopping from foot to foot as the surprises kept coming… An exciting psychological family thriller... The ending is breath-taking... I LOVED it, enjoyed every page.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘This book was AMAZING… There were seriously like four twists at the end, all of which left me with my jaw on the floor…If you like psychological thrillers PLEASE read this. I'm begging. It was AMAZING. 5 stars!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


  • What a twist!

    By Melmo__
    This is a brilliant read! A page turner too. I finished this in 2 days because I couldn’t put it down. I had so many scenarios in my head I thought were the resolution to this story.. none of which were correct. In fact, I was incredibly far off. I am looking forward to reading more.
  • Silent ones

    By dtvx
    I found this book tedious and irritating in its characters, speech and the totally unbelievable story line.
  • Gripped!

    By Naomi Burdett
    I downloaded this to read whilst on holiday with my family and I have thoroughly enjoyed it. Each chapter left me attempting to guess the outcome of whichever twist had arisen. There was nothing predictable about the story and I didn’t see the ending coming at all. I plan to read more by this author in the future. An excellent read!
  • Not a bad one

    By fafa.88
    It was a good thriller but it was quite boring till the middle and also too exaggerating.
  • Slow

    By jojmyster
    Unfortunatley, I found the book rather boring and slow. However, the ending felt extremley rushed.
  • Tuxfordian

    By Pat the Potter
    This brilliantly constructed story hurt to read as I was confronted with the pain that this family experienced. Poor Juliet was dragged through hell and back. Thank you so much for treating us to a reasonably happy ending. It may be a while before I read another of your books, It will take a little time for my burnt out nerve endings to heal but eventually I hope to have the courage to join you once more. But please be gentle with me if you intend to drag me through another such horrific but hugely enjoyable experience.
  • Don’t bother

    By Grizabella_
    I bought as top of the charts but was very disappointed. The book started well and was intriguing but it’s like the author rushed to finish it towards the end and it seems chunks of the story were skipped over to bring it to a predictable conclusion.
  • Gripping

    By Wee Titchy
    Really good book, gripped from the start but felt you rushed the ending after so much detail was in the rest of the book, I had to re-read the shock part it came so sudden haha! Great characters, Chloe & the mother are horrible people but kept you engrossed.