Book Review | Silent Night by Nell Pattison

Title: Silent Night (Paige Northwood Book 2)

Author: Nell Pattison

Publisher: Avon Books UK

Release Date: 12th November 2020

Source: NetGalley 

Buy: Amazon UK

What happened while they were sleeping?

A school for the deaf takes an overnight trip to the snowy woods. Five teenagers go to sleep, but only four wake up. Leon is missing, and a teacher’s body is found in the forest…

Sign language interpreter Paige Northwood is brought in to help with interrogations. Everyone at the school has a motive for murder – but they all have an alibi. 

As Paige becomes increasingly involved, she suspects there’s something sinister going on. With the clock ticking to find Leon, only one thing is certain: the killer is among them, and ready to strike again…

A wintry school trip heads for disaster when the headteacher turns up dead and a teenage boy is missing, did he kill his teacher or has something sinister happened to him?  

Paige Northwood, a freelance British Sign Language interpreter is called out by DS Singh to help with this case, the school trip was organised by the local school for deaf children and the boy who went missing, Leon, is a resident.  His friends don’t seem to be telling Paige and the police everything, she gets the impression that they are hiding something.

Paige is also horrified to find out that her ex Mike now works at the school, his presence unsettles her and it is clear that he definitely has some unfinished business with her.

It soon becomes clear that the teens and the teachers are closing ranks, they seem to wanting to save their own skins rather than find out the fate of Leon.  As Paige and DS Singh dig deeper the extent of the deception becomes clear.

Now the one thing I did not realise when I requested this book was the fact it was the second in a series, quite frankly I happily read this as a standalone novel but I definitely will go back and read the first.  The setting is perfect with plenty of snow thrown in to the mix to add a little more claustrophobia to the story. 

I think for a murder mystery fan this will tick all the boxes.

Thanks to Net Galley for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.


  1. This sounds like a good read. I haven't heard about this author before. I'll have to check it out!
    And I loooove that cover!! So pretty!!

  2. This sounds sooooo good. I've had The Silent House on my TBR for months now and just never gotten around to reading it but with the release of this one I might just need to! Thanks for sharing your review. :)

  3. Hadn't heard of this one but it sounds like a good read, thanks! xxx


  4. Oh how fascinating! I love that the MC is a sign language interpreter. That's really cool to see in a book. I definitely want to read this one!


  5. Snowy settings always seem to work so well in murder mysteries. And the whole sign language aspect intrigues me as well. I'm adding this one to my list! :)

    1. I’ve read so many snowy mysteries this year and none have disappointed!

  6. Isn't it nice to see something a bit different! The sign language being an important aspect is good.

    1. It is isn’t it, too many books are like cookie cutters so to see something different was good.


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