In the small hours of a cold winter morning, charcoal grey clouds gather in the sky over Hyland Hall where a young teenage girl is about to make an emergency call to say her life is in danger …
With her marriage in pieces and desperate to find work and a new home for her and daughters, Isobel and Julie, Sophy accepts a job as a live-in nurse for Jack Hyland.
Once a magnificent house, Hyland Hall has fallen into disrepair and its owner, Jack, disfigured in a terrible fire that broke out on the property years ago, is now a recluse.
As Sophy’s daughters struggle to adjust to their new surroundings, exploring every forbidden corner of the house, Sophy does her best to care for Jack and her broken family.
But Jack has secrets of his own and Sophy’s arrival is about to set in motion a chain of events that will uncover the devastating truth of Hyland Hall’s past. A truth that will put her daughters in harm’s way.
An intense and emotionally engrossing read that will keep you compulsively turning the pages late into the night. If you read one book this year, make it The Silent House.
Read what everyone is saying about The Silent House:
‘Laura Elliot is completely binge worthy! … With Imaginative details and eerie character building … Elliot plays on a slow burn writing style to engross the reader right to the very end.’ Boundlessly Bookish
‘A gripping psychological thriller that'll keep you guessing as you turn the page. I honestly didn't see that kind of ending coming but it kept me reading until the wee hours of the night to find out what would happen next … it's definitely a creepy read.’ Genuine Jenn
‘…Captivating and all-consuming...reminiscent of V.C. Andrews with all the twisted creepiness of a Ruth Ware thriller, I was reminded of both as I devoured this atmospheric tale. A page-turning atmospheric thriller with twists and reveals…An addictive read that will appeal to both fans of spooky reads and psychological thrillers.’ Confessions of a Bookaholic
‘… absorbing, gripping, dark, highly addictive and will just take you over and consume you… had me torn between trying to savour each word, and racing through to see how it was going to all unfold…I finished reading it in one sitting. I was just so captivated and caught up its spell, I couldn’t let go until I got to that last page…’ Once Upon A Time Book Blog
‘Absolutely adored this book. I have literally been unable to put this one down and have completely devoured this entire book in just one sitting. …This is definitely a page-turner which keeps you on the edge of your seat. …completely unique to anything I have read previously. There is no way I saw the ending coming and have been left completely shocked by this one…’ Littlemissbooklover
… This book took me by surprise from the very first chapter… So much so, this turned into a single-sitting read!… I very rapidly became invested in Sophy and Isobel …The plot…felt so original in its execution. I felt the shock and fear as each piece of the puzzle was slotted in to place but was kept on the edge of my seat as more questions were raised. … I really would recommend this to anyone who enjoys great thriller/mysteries with an emotional twist. Pink in Ink