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  • By Nina Osier
    Nov 30, 2007
    "A compelling read" Kept me up until I finished it, halfway through the night. Annette Gisby "gets it right," in spades, as she leads her readers through the convoluted functioning of a family devoted to keeping the truth under wraps - at any cost. I found the ending, with its typically Gisby ironic twist, an especially realistic touch. It is not a comfortable read, because of the horrific subject matter; but it is a compelling one. My only negative comment (and I'm not sure "negative" is the right word for it) must be that most real-life women in Jessica's position don't come out on the other side as she does, because most never realize what surviving at all proves about their inner strength. To say more would be to spoil prospective readers...and that's the last thing I want to do.
  • By Annette Gisby
    Nov 12, 2007
    "Reviewed by Kristie Leigh Maguire" "Annette 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. Jessica 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... More > breath and peeked 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, then this is one you don’t want to miss. It is powerful." Kristie Leigh Maguire, author of Desert Heat, Cabin Fever and Emails from the Edge. http://kristieleighmaguire.com/< Less
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Product Details

ISBN
9781411623064
Edition
4th edition
Publisher
Lulu.com
Published
November 5, 2007
Language
English
Pages
218
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
0.84 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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