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Book Review: Suspense

Posted on Jul 15, 2017 |

Not a Sound by Heather Gudenkauf


Suspense > Mystery

“It wasn’t just losing my hearing, it was the loneliness that came with the it, the sense of always being separate, apart from everyone I loved. What I wouldn’t do to go back in time and make different choices.”

Once a nurse, Amelia Winn is left deaf after a car plows into her and a domestic violence victim she’s escorting to the car. She turns to alcohol and estranges herself from her husband, her stepdaughter, and her friends, losing her job as well.

Now trying to put her shattered life back together, she’s out paddle boarding with her service dog when she finds the dead body of a nurse she’s once worked with.

I liked reading from a deaf person’s perspective. Also, Amelia is always out jogging or kayaking, but she does it to relieve stress and enjoy nature. We’re not constantly being told how strong and attractive she is, which I appreciated.

Unfortunately, I figured out the killer early on, although not all the specifics, and it didn’t take away from how intense the tension was once Amelia figures it out and realizes she’s in fatal danger.


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