The Silent Ones - K.L. Slater

The Silent Ones

By K.L. Slater

  • Release Date: 2019-07-24
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 526 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


  • Great Read!

    By Lay146
    I really enjoyed this book! I read it in two days. It was full of suspense and twist and turns.
  • Absolutely Brilliant

    By Shea310
    Read in 4.5 hours. Could not put it down!!!!!
  • Best of KL Slater

    By Amigee
    I've read 4 of her books... but it's been a while as the previous book I read I didn't think was anything special. I loved this book. Definitely some page skimming took place as many things were said more than once and with many words. But I highly recommend this book.
  • Great book

    By zzrt341
    Couldn’t put it down. Great twists.
  • Good read!

    By srb902
    Great book. I finished it in 2 days and could not put it down. The plot twist was shocking and took me by surprise!
  • ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    By Mlawyer112
    Another awesome read by KL Slater. KL Slater does it again. I can’t get enough of her books and devoured this one in a day. This book was about lies and deceit from the past catching up. Two 10 year old cousins go out for a walk with no care in the world and end up being accused of murder. Did they really do it? Was it just a big misunderstanding? Who knows the girls are not speaking and no one can find out the truth. I have to say that I just love this author and all the books she writes. This was one hell of a roller coaster ride. Each chapter brought something new and exciting to the table. I just couldn’t believe what I was reading and what would happen next. You have a great plot with characters that fit so well with each other. It really made the book worth reading. I couldn’t believe the twist in the end. The author did have clues throughout the book on what might be happening but I was still shocked with the all the surprises at the end. That’s what makes this a wonderful book. I can’t say enough good things about it. Between the plot, characters and all the twists in this book it made it an easy and fast read. I would definitely recommend it and happily give it 5 Hearts❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️