The Silence by Susan Allott – Our Review
The Silence is a debut novel from yet another great Australian author.
The complex relationships of family and the sinister cloud of dark secrets make this an absorbing read, and a glimpse back to Sydney in the ’60s.
A woman has vanished without a trace and suspicion falls on several close acquaintances, family and neighbours. Thirty years later Isla returns to home to Sydney from London and sees that the case is still alive – and her father is being questioned intensely.
The story winds backward, and the plot unfolds with surprising revelations of infidelity and the shock addition of an aboriginal child taken from family and never accounted for. Absolutely thrilling with an insight into the stolen generation and the trauma felt by the families and the police officers who often hated this job.
An unmistakable Australian voice and a captivating read – loved it.
Review by Sue @ Great Escape Books