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Wall of Silence [PDF / Epub] ☉ Wall of Silence ❤ Tracy Buchanan – Thomashillier.co.uk Her children have a deadly secret Can she uncover it before the police do? Melissa Byatt’s life in Forest Grove seems as perfect as can be: a doting husband, three loving children and a beautiful h Her children have a deadly secret Can she uncover it before the police do? Melissa Byatt’s life in Wall of ePUB ½ Forest Grove seems as perfect as can be: a doting husband, three loving children and a beautiful house in a closeknit community But appearances can be deceivingOne evening, Melissa arrives home to the unimaginable: her husband lies stabbed on the kitchen floor, their children standing calmly around him…With horror, she realises that one of them is to blame But which one? And why would they attack their own father?Her loyalties torn, in a split second she decides to protect her children at all costs—even if that means lying to the police But when someone in the neighbourhood claims to know than they should, Melissa discovers that some secrets are beyond her control…Can she find out the truth of what happened before the rumours spread? And can the family unite to escape the spotlight of scandal—or are none of them as innocent as Melissa insists?.

10 thoughts on “Wall of Silence

  1. Ceecee Ceecee says:

    Patrick Byatt is found by his wife Melissa severely injured on their kitchen floor, with his three children looking on. Patrick has been stabbed. The story is told by Melissa, interspersed with the killers thoughts and Facebook entries from the unpleasant Forest Grove community where they live. I appreciate that others really liked this so I’m out of step with them. However, this is such a thin storyline which is hidden beneath irrelevance and the messages that I quickly grew very bored. Sorry, not for me. 😴

  2. Kimberly Kimberly says:

    At the end of Wall of Silence, in the author's notes, it says: I hope you're reading this letter with a bit of a tear in your eye and a smile. Sadly, I did not. For whatever reason, and I'm not sure I can pinpoint a particular reason, I was never able to connect to the characters in this book. However, as much as I would have liked to have cared more about the characters, I still thought the mystery was fairly decent. It began a bit slowly, but built in intensity in the second half of the book. There were enough moments to keep me interested and keep me guessing until the end.

  3. Christi M Christi M says:

    Wall of Silence opens with the inner thoughts of the person who has stabbed Patrick Byatt, the husband and father of the family. It is automatically clear that one of the three children is responsible for it and there is a cover-up being formed, not to mention overall panic. Soon, Melissa comes home from a bike-ride to find her husband bleeding on the kitchen floor. The children provide some responses to her questions on what happened, but being their mother it doesn’t take her too long to realize the answers aren’t completely truthful.

    As you read, the author gives you a very well-rounded view of what a gossipy small town neighborhood might be like. The Byatt’s live in a village called Forest Grove labeled “Utopia of the Woods,” where everything is seemingly perfect and serene. That is except for the Byatt’s, who have had their share of tragedies due to the death of one of their sons several years prior – Joel – and one involving Melissa’s mother.

    The neighbors and the village play a decent-sized role within the story as well. Sprinkled through-out the book are “Forest Grove Facebook Chit Chat Group” chapters, where we read the messages being sent in real-time by their neighbors and what they are relaying to each other in regards to the events and what they think about them. In these text/chat messages we get a more accurate sense of their inner feelings and prejudices that social media tends to bring out of some. Sniping, conjectures, rumor-starting….

    One of the main factors that will most likely determine whether or not you fully invest into this story is whether you can related to the style of the narrative and overall storytelling. It has a different type of presentation than other thrillers especially with the ‘chit-chat’ group chapters. It wasn’t quite my style, but that is just me and I feel confident this will work for others.

    Rating: 3.5 stars

  4. Alayne Emmett Alayne Emmett says:

    I really enjoyed this book. It had all the elements I love except too many characters which confused me at times. I loved the way this book kept me guessing at who did the murder and the ending surprised me.

  5. Sarah Sarah says:

    For my full review, visit me at https://mrsbrownsbooks.wordpress.com/...

    Does a perfect family exist? Well, that’s the image that the residents of Forest Grove have of the Byatt family. Yet, after a tragic event, cracks rapidly start appearing, proving that nothing is what it seems in this very close-knit community.

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  6. Laura Steinert Laura Steinert says:

    Absolutely not the right author for me. Backstories with endless details; then backstories for the backstories. Long Facebook chats of the nastiest sorts. A thin story buried under heaps of detail and every detail beaten to death, expanded upon and explained multiple times. Perhaps a book for people with nothing to do. Reading level appropriate for young teens, but the story content s not appropriate for teens at all.

  7. Suzanne Eisenhauer Suzanne Eisenhauer says:

    Wow, am I the only person who really didn't like this book? In fact, I was surprised I even finished it, given that I put it down time and again after becoming frustrated with the lead character.

    Here's the deal, when you live in a tiny insular Peyton Place, where everyone knows everyone else's business, how in the world can you remain ignorant to practically everything that goes on around you -- especially when it pertains to your own family? I mean, there's even a Facebook chit chat page where all the trolls convene to judge others and pass along misleading gossip. How do you allow yourself to be strong-armed and bullied by your in-laws, see them do things you don't agree with, hurt people you know/love and then forgive them instantly because they're just trying to help? Help who? Themselves?

    The character of Melissa left me frustrated enough to scream. She was naive, obtuse, complicit, insecure, unstable, indecisive, and chaotic. It was a mess to be inside her head. While she wiled away much of the book mired in her own memories, imaginings, and indecision, she blithely allowed her family to do whatever the hell they wanted.

    And by the way, most of the sh*t that went down in this book would land a person in jail so please tell me the logic in many of the characters' decision-making? And in the end, it was all for what?? The moral to this and any story, the truth will always come out.

  8. RedRedtheycallmeRed RedRedtheycallmeRed says:

    Melissa comes home to find her husband stabbed, all signs point to one of her children being responsible, and she decides to protect them. Understandable, but she took such a passive approach that it seemed unbelievable. She confronts the kids (who are 15 year old boy/girl twins and their 10 year old sister) and basically they tell her they just can't talk about it. So Melissa's response is basically, OK, I guess they need some space. WHO REACTS THAT WAY?!?! Melissa was happy in her marriage, in love with her husband, so why would she not be a little more inclined to put some pressure on her kids? I was so frustrated with her through almost the entire book. Especially after more was revealed, is anyone really that clueless? If you live in a small town where there are orgies going on at the local pub, wouldn't everyone have at least heard some rumors?

    Spread throughout the book are chapters where locals take to Facebook to gossip about what's going on. I've never had a Facebook account, but it seems about as toxic as I imagined.

    Near the end, when Melissa finally located her spine, a lot happened all at once. I'm still left with questions. Was that really the whole story of what happened with Melissa's mother? What about what happened to Caitlin? Shouldn't there have been some consequences for that (or at least some intensive therapy)?

  9. Es Summer Es Summer says:

    ***ARC received in exchange for an honest review.***

    The story begins with a flashback from the killer and you move on to the present when Melissa discovers her husband is murdered, probably by one of her children.
    The whole concept sounded very interesting from the start.
    A small town, a murder mystery, with the wild nature in the background.
    The premise of the story already made me very excited to read it.
    And it was an interesting read. The characters were well-developed and you really get to know the setting, the town and our protagonist.

    Melissa, our protagonist, knows that one of her children has killed her husband, but the why is lacking and her mother instincts make her react in a different way. She wants to protect her children as well as finding out why they did what they did. This gives us a clear insight in the family secrets and all the family drama that unravels.

    What bothered me during this story was the length of it. It was too descriptive and a lot of information could have been skipped. For example the Facebook reactions from some unimportant people. The writing style was more literature than thriller. When I read thrillers, I like them fast and engaging. The slowness kept me from reading it and switching to other books.

    In conclusion, an interesting thriller with good character development but a tad too slow for my liking.
    3 stars.

  10. Bobbie Bobbie says:

    This book starts with a prologue, and in it we the readers seem to learn who the alleged attacker is, but that can't be right. But there has to be more to the plot than that. This is definitely thriller. The plot thickens with more twists. I really loved this thriller, and learning slowly and gradually more about the main characters, especially the three children- Lilly and Lewis who are fifteen year old twins, and their younger sister Grace. This is one of my favorite passages referring to Melissa who recalls: She’d overheard her mum once describing tough times as like trying to walk up a muddy hill, doing your best to make progress, but you just kept slipping down, grabbing clumps of mud as you did and making it even harder until, in the end, you just slid down, down, down. The only part I did not like was in the ending. Something that happens in it, seemed highly unbelievable. Otherwise, I really enjoyed this book, that I would classify as a mystery/thriller. Check it out for an entertaining read! I plan to read more of Tracy Buchanan's books.

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