ARC AUDIO BOOK REVIEW: The Quiet Dead by NJ Mackay

Publication Date: September 5, 2023
Format: audio 
Genre:  Police Procedural
Narrator: Elizabeth Knoweldan

Publisher: Dreamscape Media
 9 hours 32 minutes
Buy: Kindle | Audio


Fifteen years ago, he confessed to the murder of his wife and children.

As a teenager, Hayley DaSilva walked into a nightmare, discovering the bodies of her mother, twin brother, and friend all brutally slaughtered in her home…and her nine-year-old brother missing. Her father, Leonard DaSilva, confessed to the murders, but Ethan was never seen again. He lied. But why? 

Now, Hayley has fled her dreadful past in Thamespark—until the call from Detective Sebastian Locke. Little bones uncovered in a shallow grave belong to Ethan…and the investigation reveals holes in the case that prove Leonard’s confession was false. He didn’t kill his family. So why did he say he did? 

As DI Locke and the squad realize that a killer has been hiding in plain sight in the sleepy commuter town of Thamespark, the previously cold case becomes an urgent investigation. But as the squad gets closer to the truth of who really murdered the DaSilvas, it becomes clear that the culprit won’t hesitate to spill blood to keep their shocking secrets hidden… 


I received a free copy of this book from Dreamscape Media through I am leaving this review voluntarily. 

Excellent police procedural. The body of a young boy is found reopening a case that was thought to be over. 

Police are now realizing that they may have the wrong man in prison despite a confession. There are so many twists and turns and uncovering of things that should have been looked into 15 years prior. 

The narration was excellent and the storyline moved quickly. I was a bit shocked at who the actual killer was. There are so many secrets and lies that kept this case from being investigated properly. Solid writing I would definitely recommend this one. 

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