The Silent Suspect


The third installment in the Paige Northwood series and honestly my least favorite so far. See my review HERE for Silent Night.

Paige Northwood is a British Sign Language interrupter. While she was an interpreter for the police department in the first two books, she’s now landed a job as an interpreter for Social Worker, Sasha. When one of Sasha’s clients is charged with the murder of his wife and arson of their home, Sasha pleads with Paige to help her uncover the truth.

While I say the mystery aspect was excellent and filled with good twists, Paige is the absolute worst in this book. Her character continuously seems to make terrible decisions based thinking she ‘can handle it’ It would be one thing if her character was actually a detective and she was putting herself into these situations. Instead she’s a civilians, with no training, basically lying her way into some witness’ homes. She’s repeatedly told to stay away from the investigation but atlas she doesn’t.

I liked the story, and I love learning more about the deaf community, but Paige’s character in this book was awful and annoying to read. Hopefully, she does plenty of character development for the next book.


The Silent Suspect comes out March 16 , 2021.  Huge thank you to Avon books for my advanced copy in exchange for my honest opinion.  If you liked this review please let me know either by commenting below or by visiting my instagram @speakingof_books.


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