Saturday, 3 July 2021

Blog Tour - The Silent Listener - Lyn Yeowart


I'm delighted to be today's stop on the blog tour for The Silent Listener, the debut novel by Lyn Yeowart. Unfortunately I didn't have time to fit this book into my reading schedule before the tour, but I do have a copy sitting patiently on my TBR and I'm really looking forward to reading it. Let me tell you all about it and maybe you'll want to add it to your library as well.


Propelling the reader back and forth between the 1940s, 1960s and 1980s, The Silent Listener is an unforgettable literary suspense novel set in the dark, gothic heart of rural Australia.

Deep red scars. Cold dark secrets . . .

In the cold, wet summer of 1960, 11-year-old Joy Henderson lives in constant fear of her father. She tries to make him happy but, as he keeps reminding her, she is nothing but a filthy sinner destined for Hell . . .Yet, decades later, she returns to the family’s farm to nurse him on his death bed. To her surprise, her ‘perfect’ sister Ruth is also there, whispering dark words, urging revenge.

Then the day after their father finally confesses to a despicable crime, Joy finds him dead - with a belt pulled tight around his neck . . .

For Senior Constable Alex Shepherd, investigating George’s murder revives memories of an unsolved case still haunting him since that strange summer of 1960: the disappearance of nine-year-old Wendy Boscombe.

As seemingly impossible facts surface about the Hendersons – from the past and the present – Shepherd suspects that Joy is pulling him into an intricate web of lies and that Wendy’s disappearance is the key to the bizarre truth.

Hopefully after reading that you can see why I'm so excited to read it and it's getting lots of fabulous reviews too!


                                                 About the author

Photo courtesy of Lyn Yeowart

Lyn Yeowart is a professional writer and editor, working on everything from captions for artworks to speeches. The Silent Listener is loosely based on events from her childhood in rural Australia. She now happily lives in Melbourne, where there is little mud, but lots of books.

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