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  • The Silent Dolls

  • Detective Ellie Reeves, Book 1
  • By: Rita Herron
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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The Silent Dolls

By: Rita Herron
Narrated by: Tanya Eby
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Silent tears trickle down her cheeks as she curls inside the tiny cave-like space. She lies on her side, darkness all around her, rubbing her fingers over the little wooden doll he’d carved. He told her to be quiet, not to cry or scream. Not to be a baby. Her throat was raw, her eyes swollen shut. She wanted her mommy and daddy. She wanted to go home.

When Penny Matthews, a seven-year-old girl with blonde curls and a gap-toothed smile, goes missing in the Appalachian mountains, Detective Ellie Reeves is called straight to the scene. According to Penny’s parents, their daughter vanished after a picnic by the creek. All that’s left behind is a pink friendship bracelet etched with “Penny”.

Ellie knows all too well that the mountains’ endless miles of dark forest and winding rivers are the perfect place for a criminal to hide. Racing against the rapidly setting sun and a brutal winter storm on the horizon, she searches desperately for Penny.

Special Agent Derrick Fox is determined to join the hunt. His younger sister, Kim, disappeared in the same area 25 years ago - on the day he was meant to be watching her. He’s certain the cases are linked and that more than a dozen girls have vanished in the last decade. Ellie refuses to believe that their tight-knit mountain community could be home to a deadly criminal, but even she can’t deny the similarities in the cases. And when they discover the remains of a small body buried with a carved wooden doll, it’s clear they’re up against a deadly serial killer preying on innocent little girls.

As the temperature plunges, Penny’s life hangs in the balance. Most people who get lost in the woods never make it out alive. Can Ellie and Derrick defy the odds and find out the truth about all the stolen girls? Or will the mountain, and its twisted killer, claim another victim?

©2020 Rita Herron (P)2020 Bookouture

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Once I started listening to The Silent Dolls, I couldn’t stop. I loved it!
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l cannot recommend this book to anyone.

Absolute rubbish and garbage is about all l can say.

There is an increasing emergence of women author's who consider the more off the wall their heroines are and the more gruesome the intended story the more successful they will be. Not so the more boring and disintegrating their work becomes.

l have been unable to bother reading it all and skimmed and flicked through it.

A waste of money.

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