Book Review: The Silent Children


The Silent Childrenby Amna K. Boheim

Troubador Publishing Ltd

MatadorMystery & Thrillers, History

Pub Date Nov 28, 2015

I was given a copy of The Silent Children by the publish and their partnership with Netgalley in exchange for my honest review which is as follows:

Max receives a letter from his Mother saying that she is dying but when he dials his Mother’s number at the end of the week she is already dead.

In his Mother’s possessions he finds a picture with the name Oskar Edelstein and the phrase You Knew…

Soon Max finds himself on a search for Oskar Eldstein to uncover what the message on the photo meant.

This book is told in the first person from Max’s perspective but it also goes into flashbacks to his Mother’s childhood in Vienna at a time when Hitler held power.  These flashbacks give us a glimpse into Max’s Mother and Oskar Edelstein’s Childhood.

Max soon discovers that Annabel (His Mother) had a baby brother that they had believed died from Cot death but it may have been his Grandmother’s hands that killed the child she had suffered from severe Post Partum Depression.

Was Thaddeus really killed though, or was there some other hidden truth?

Would Max’s Search led by a picture with the name Oskar Edelstein and the phrase “You Knew” unravel dark secrets from his Mother’s past?

Will uncovering the truth about the kind of man his Grandfather really was lead to dangerous even life threatening consequences for Max and for Oskar Eldstein?

If you are a fond of Mystery and Intrigue you will enjoy The Silent Children.

Five out of five Stars

Happy Reading…


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