House of Silence – ARC Book Review

Title:- House of Silence

Author:- Patricia Marquez

Date published:- will be published on May 26th 2022

Publisher:- Hodder and Stoughton

Genre:- Thriller


Plot:- 2.5/5

Writing:- 3.5/5

Overall:- 2.5/5


A woman’s body is found in a river just outside of Lisbon. Inspectors Isabel Reis and Aleksandr Voronov identify the murder victim as Marta Nunes – a youth centre worker who, like Isabel, classifies as Gifted. Born with special abilities, the Gifted are often looked at with a certain level of suspicion.

In the search for her killer, Reis digs into Marta’s past. She soon discovers that she is connected to a number of missing women. All young, all telepathic Gifted, all vanished off the face of the earth.

Marta might have been helping these missing girls, or she might have been hurting them. But Inspector Reis needs to find the truth about who killed Marta and why, and she needs to find where the missing girls go. Because some of them might still be alive out there . . .

There’s not much review on this one. In my personal opinion, I didn’t enjoy this book at all. It is the second book of the series, the first book, which I have not read. Maybe that’s why I am slightly lost with the book.

The story starts with the discovery of a body of a woman named Marta. She like Isabel is a “Gifted” woman. While investigating the case, Isabel realized that the Gifted women are being kidnapped by someone.

Initially, the first part of the story was interesting but then it got boring and slow paced. I really wanted to enjoy reading the book but ended up being bored with the whole story. However, the ending was unpredictable and left the readers to wonder what is going to happen next.

Overall, it’s worth 2.5 stars

Many thanks to Netgalley and Hodder for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.

Half-Angolan and half-Portuguese, Patricia was born in Portugal but moved to England when she was eight. As well as the MA in Creative Writing from City she holds a BA in Creative Writing from Roehampton. She lives in London and The Colours of Death was her first novel. House of Silence is her second.

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