This fascinating book is as mysterious as The Dry and as moving as Where the Crawdads Sing. Whilst the reader is sent back and forth between the 1940s, 1960s and 1980s, The Silent Listener does so seamlessly to the point that the reader really does feel like they are smoothly transported to vital events of the narrative. Through the innocent eyes of Joy Henderson, we explore her life on an isolated farm in rural Australia, and how she struggles to make sense of the the cruelty and people that surround her life - in particular, her father George, who is loved and adored by the community but who behind closed doors is another individual altogether. One day, one of the local children Wendy goes missing and Joy can’t put herself at ease with the disappearance. If you are looking for a book that is hard to put down, then The Silent Listener is for you.
Gina, Dymocks Neutral Bay