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Kristie Leigh Maguire
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Reviewer Kristie Leigh Maguire is the author of Desert Triangle,
Emails from the Edge, co-author of No Lady and Her
Tramp, contributor to Calliope's Mousepad: Women Writers
Gisby has created a masterful thriller with her novel, Silent
Screams. It grabs you by the throat from the very first page
and does not let you go until the last page is turned.
is a troubled young girl whose life is full of secrets--dark secrets
that she can’t tell. She believes she would be better off
dead than living in the hell in which she finds herself. She slashes
her wrists. ‘Someone was calling her, calling her back from
the darkness, the emptiness. The voice was faint but getting stronger.
She struggled to open her eyes, but they rebelled against the bright
lights. Was this heaven, then?’
He is stalking her. He says she has
been a naughty girl; naughty girls have to be punished. ‘Footsteps.
Footsteps on the stairs. She heard the last stair creaking. Any
minute now. She jumped from the bed and dived underneath it. It
was useless to hide, she knew he would find her. As her bedroom
door opened, she held her breath and peaked out. First she saw the
shiny black shoes and the bottoms of black trousers. She had always
wondered about the black. She had always assumed that the devil
would wear red.’
If only Jessica could tell the secrets.
But who would believe her? ‘She tried to scream, but no sound
escaped from her locked throat. Her screams, as always, were silent.’
Silent Screams is Annette
Gisby’s first full-length novel, but I am sure it won’t
be her last. If you like thrillers, this is one you don’t
want to miss. It is powerful.