No One Can Hear You
He said that they’d let me go on purpose. That they could easily find me if they wanted to. He said that they didn’t want me. That I was too much trouble. He said if I went to the cops, he’d know. If I told Sonya, he’d know. If I talked to friends or teachers, he’d know. He told me to pretend it didn’t happen. He told me to consider it a compliment, that I was too strong. His last words to me were, ‘Just forget’.
Troubled teen Faith Marsden was one of several girls abducted from Crawton, a country town known for its picturesque lake and fertile farmland. Unlike the others, she escaped, though sixteen years on she still bears the emotional and physical scars.
Zoe Haywood returns to Crawton to bury her estranged mother Lillian, who has taken her own life. As she and Faith rekindle their high-school friendship, they discover notes left by Lillian that point to two more young women who recently disappeared from Crawton. But Lillian’s confused ramblings leave them with more questions than answers.
As Faith and Zoe delve deeper into the mystery, they become intent on saving the missing women, but in doing so are drawn into Auckland’s hidden world of drugs, abduction and murder. And then Faith decides to confront the mastermind – on her own.
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After finishing the book a few days ago, I am still unsure on my feelings or my rating for the book. So for now I’m just going to leave it without a rating and write my feelings towards the book.
Reading the blurb, it sounded like a fantastic story, and starting it, it opened good but I slowly started to get confused with the amount of POV’s we had going on. I had to go back and read the blurb to see where the characters from the blurb fit in.
I wouldn’t of said this was a thriller, it didn’t keep me on the edge of my seat to be called a thriller. Most of the story revolved around Zoe’s relationship with her mother when she was growing up and dealing with her feelings after her death. Which to be honest, I wasn’t all that interested in. But they had connection to the story so I can see why the author had wrote about it.
I have to say I didn’t particular like Zoe, she was annoying, and reckless most of the time.
Apart from all that, the underlining story. The aductions, girls going missing, drugs. It made for a good story and I found myself skipping other parts to get to these parts and what would happen next. What some of the girls went through was terrible and reading about some of it is truly heartbreaking. The author did a really good job on the descriptions of it aswell. I predicted the one person that was involved but the one closer to the end was a shock. I had this feeling it was going to be the person that was being made out to be the bad person in the whole story. But I was wrong.
I have to say that the character I connected to most was the 16 year old girl that had found out she was pregnant. I really connected to her for some reason, she really called out to me.
All in all a good story and I would read more of this author’s books.
Nikki Crutchley lives in Cambridge, New Zealand with her husband and two daughters. No One Can Hear You is Nikki’s second crime novel, set in the small Waikato town of Crawton. Her first book, Nothing Bad Happens Here, a crime/thriller set on the Coromandel Coast of New Zealand was a finalist in the 2018 Ngaio Marsh Award for best first novel. Nikki has worked in libraries in New Zealand and the UK and now works as a freelance proofreader. Nikki’s flash fiction has been published online and in the Fresh Ink anthology and the upcoming Bonsaianthology.