The Silent Listener by Lyn Yeowart – Our Review
The Silent Listener is one of the most devastatingly accurate depictions of domestic violence that I have read in some time, all written within this brilliant literary suspense novel. Swinging between the 1940s, 1960s and 1980s and set in rural Australia the book tells the story of the Henderson family.
George Henderson is a fine, upstanding citizen who is all about the community and his church. He serves on every committee imaginable and is respected, admired and revered by outsiders.
Joy, his daughter remains terrified of her father even as an adult who has no contact with him. But when she has to return home to nurse him in ill health, she is confronted by her sister Ruth to pair up and finally get their revenge.
Suddenly George is found dead with a belt around his neck after he confesses to an unspeakable crime, and an investigation into the truth begins.
Can the truth finally be uncovered?
A book about lies and family secrets, all wrapped up in an unexpected and completely enthralling mystery.
Review by Lydia @ Great Escape Books