Rated 4.80/5 based on 20 reviews
Oakley Farrell stopped talking at the age of 5 and has remained in her own little world since. Her mum is desperate to find out what is wrong with her daughter, but does she really want to know? Oakley's best friend, Cole has stuck by her. Their friendship is easy but as they start to become closer she is faced with a new set of issues to deal with.

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About Natasha Preston

Late 2010 was when I discovered I enjoyed writing, before that I had never even thought about it. I fell in love with creating stories and characters instantly.

At first I didn't really take writing seriously, it was a hobby. Now, though, it's all I want to do.

I have the support of my wonderful fiance and family behind me. I count myself as one of the lucky ones.

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Margo reviewed on Dec. 9, 2019

An amazing book to read. It deals with a sensitive topic appropriately. Both books in this series are great
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Ephraim Michael reviewed on Oct. 23, 2019

Would have given it more than 5 stars.... Great piece Nat
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Nana Nana reviewed on Sep. 30, 2019

What a great job of writing good characters moving around a hard subject that is much shut in a closet. Set in London and Italy and looks at love from various angles while working around a central, harsh topic. So what if there are some typos? (like so many printed books) - All else was I'd almost give this a 5/5 with bonus points for the subject matter. I want to read the next one too!
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Siviwe Siyabonga reviewed on June 23, 2019

Good book
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Rich Bullock reviewed on Feb. 4, 2019

As others have said far better, this is a very good book and well worth the read. The subject of abuse is treated with appropriate weight, but without going into uncomfortable detail. The reader gets the point and feels the impact on Oakley and the other characters. Very well done.

However, I did notice increasing numbers of typos, especially in the last half of the book. It's like the proof reader was rushing to get to the end. Missing words, she instead of he, sentences slightly jumbled that required a couple of passes to figure out their meaning. I can put up with a lot of these, but it got to the point in this book where it was irritating. And I had to ask, why would an author go to the trouble of writing a great book, then leave it messy with easily fixed errors? Too bad the author doesn't take another pass through this and clean it up some.
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Max Stravagar reviewed on Jan. 29, 2019

Fantastic, this book will have you take a second look at your own life, well worth the read.
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Lizann Thompson reviewed on Dec. 8, 2018

Amazing book. Had my stomach in knots all the way through. I'm usually sensitive to these kinds of topics but this book was definitely worth the read. The whole way through the book I kept wondering "when is she going to speak up, she HAS to tell someone" it's incredibly nerve wracking, which is what made it a brilliant book. I've also learned a lot from your style of writing, there were no points where i felt there was too much description/ that it was too "wordy" and you'd think that it would be, considering that she's mute. Will definitely be using what I've learned from you in my next book. So thank you for teaching me through your work.
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SylvieLisa reviewed on June 11, 2016

Amazing book
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mayna saunders reviewed on Sep. 23, 2015

I had this book sitting in my library for a while and just kept skimming past it, I'm glad I finally read it. This book was intense, the story and the characters are so captivating. I'm glad that the story continues on I was beginning to get the feeling that this book was going to end in heartache. I will be reading the rest of this series.
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F zahia reviewed on Aug. 2, 2015

Gosh...dat was amazing....utterly amazing...what a strong characters...enjoyed it thoroughly...
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