The Quiet Ones

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In the aftermath of a high school tragedy, introverted Emma Cahill hits the trifecta of bad luck: victim, suspect and sole survivor capable of engineering the crime. The police are determined to solve the case, but dealing with teenagers creates challenges, particularly when survivors are reluctant to cooperate. Sometimes, suspecting the quiet ones is an easy solution, and sometimes it’s not.

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Published: July 01, 2013
Words: 129,560
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301567522
About LS Sygnet

LS Sygnet was a mastermind of schoolyard schemes as a child who grew into someone who channeled that inner criminal onto the pages of books. Sygnet worked full time in the nursing profession for 29 years before her "semi-retirement" in March 2014.

Devoted to family, friends and dogs in middle age, Sygnet spends most spare time plotting fiction, reading obsessively or playing with her four-legged child - a handsome, very distinguished-looking Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

Sygnet currently lives in beautiful Colorado.

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Review by: Karen Gould on July 17, 2013 : star star star star star
I really enjoyed this book! I've read all of the author's "Darkwater Bay" series books - but series books are different because the author has the freedom to develop a character more slowly, book by book. And also can have an ongoing story arc that develops book by book. I like that about series books (and I thoroughly enjoyed the Darkwater Bay books), but I also like stand-alone books, where all the character development and story has to be complete by the last page.

The Quiet Ones had all the elements I look for in a good read - good characterization, an engaging plot, and a relatively brisk pace. (Or as I like to say, the 3 Ps - people, plot and pacing.) The book starts with Emma as a serious 15 year old, whose life seems to get more complicated - and difficult - by the day. Add to that personal issues that make it hard for her to trust anyone, and it's no wonder the police wonder what she's hiding... But her maturity and sense of responsibility soon wins the respect and support of several people, even though she's not always sure that they're on her side.

It's a mystery, but not an "action" mystery so much as an in-depth look at the people at both the center of it, and the people trying to solve the case, and how their interactions play into solving it. If you're looking for "bang-bang-shoot-'em-up" this isn't the book for you. But if you want to get inside the heads of all the people involved in solving a horrific crime (and, yes, with a tad bit of romance thrown in), buy this book. Now. Clear your schedule, because you probably won't want to stop reading until you see how everything comes out.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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