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After the Silence: a twisty page-turner of deadly secrets and an unsolved murder investigation

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The portrayal of the characters is good, Henry is not at all likeable and Keelin is an interesting puzzle. A murder ten years before is constantly flashbacked together with the reactions of the people close to the victim and it's like a record with a crack in it - the same things are repeated again and again and again and again. Like William Styron’s book on depression, this should become the definitive work on the effects and recovery of rape, so intelligently and beautifully is it written. No one was ever convicted of the crime, although the islanders had, and still have their suspicions. Her daughter would pause ever so slightly, giving Henry the opportunity to interject, lavishing praise upon the girl for her sense of civic responsibility.

While her first marriage highlights the more apparent examples of domestic abuse, her second husband is far from perfect. Her first husband inflicted terrible physical abuse throughout their marriage, until she escaped back to the small island community with her son Alex.I loved the way the story was written, flitting between the present day and the past with some parts told in an interview style. So when Henry begins to control her, to encourage her not to leave Inisrún, cut her off from her credit cards, her phone, her friends, medicate her—all “for her own good”—and because he does it gradually enough, Keelin doesn’t see what’s going on. By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. The narration shifts between the events leading up to the party, and the present day where the crew consisting of Noah and Jake interview the Kinsellas and other people involved. By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file.

Trigger Warnings: domestic violence, physical abuse, cheating, body dysmorphia, sexual abuse, recreational drug use, alcoholism, graphic sex scenes, murder, gaslighting, post-partum depression. They have a daughter together and live comfortably well-off on the fictional, windswept island of Inisrun, off the Irish coast. I really like the premise of the novel and the setting on the small Irish island is fantastic as it creates a great atmosphere. Misty Hill was the artists’ retreat centre that the Kinsella family built on the island of Inisrún,’ she said, reaching for the bottle of water that was by her feet.We need your consent to load this rte-player content We use rte-player to manage extra content that can set cookies on your device and collect data about your activity. The main character of the book is 47-year-old Keelin Kinsella who appears to be a complete stranger compared to the woman who celebrated 37 years on the night Nessa was murdered.

My one issue with the book is that initially it does not flow very well with some backtracking and it’s hard to make sense of what’s going on.Every moment of reading After the Silence is a visceral moment of feeling Keelin’s sense of swimming through lead.

It’s clear not just to the reader, but to the islanders still struggling to come to terms with their loss and the outsiders still fascinated by the tragic events a decade ago, that the Kinsellas are hiding something. The documentary film-makers are a bit of a distraction, and having one of them the victim of abuse feels perhaps a bit glib. Your voice is going to be integral to the whole documentary, Noah Wilson had saidWhen morning broke Nessa Crowley's lifeless body lay in the garden, her last breath silenced by the music and the thunder.

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