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Daisy Pearce’s dark and shimmering debut rose like a tide when I started reading, sweeping me up in its current. It took only a page, and immediately I was lost—captivated by Stella’s strange downward spiral, wrapped up in her story.

Marco is the charismatic man we all know. He does all the right things—he jumps at the chance to take care of Stella when she is vulnerable in her grief, a knight in shining armor. But that’s not all he is.

I’ll never forget the denouement of this stunning debut; I know exactly where I was as I raced through the pages. Unfolding on the English cliff tops, it reminded me of classics like Rebecca with its high drama. I haven’t read such a satisfying ending in a long time.

The Silence is beautifully written—and there are many who will simply fall for Daisy Pearce’s prose, as I did. But it is also an important story. I can only imagine what a claustrophobic experience writing the book was, and I am certain that when you reach the final page, you will find that it lingers with you for as long as it has for me.

- Jack Butler, Editor


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She’s broken. She’s vulnerable. She’s just what Marco was looking for.

Stella Wiseman was a child TV star, but there’s nothing glamorous about her life now. Alone in her thirties, she’s lost her parents and her friends and she’s stuck in a dead-end job. But just as she hits rock bottom she meets Marco, a charismatic older man who offers to get her back on her feet. He seems too good to be true.

Is he?

She appreciates the money he lavishes on her. And the pills. But are the pills just helping her sleep, or helping her avoid her problems?

With Stella’s life still in freefall, Marco whisks her away to a secluded cottage where she is isolated from everyone except him. But the closer he pulls her, the worse she gets. He tells her it’s all in her head, and she just needs time away from the world.

No longer sure what’s real and what’s not, Stella begins to question whether she was wrong to trust Marco. Was she wrong to trust herself? Is the one person she thought was fighting for her survival actually her biggest threat?

About the Author

Daisy Pearce was born in Cornwall and grew up on a smallholding surrounded by hippies. She read Stephen King's Cujo and The Hamlyn Book of Horror far too young and has been fascinated with the macabre ever since.

She began writing short stories as a teenager and dropped out of a fashion journalism course at university when she realised it wasn't anywhere near as fun as making stuff up. After spells living in London and Brighton, Daisy had her short story 'The Black Prince' published in One Eye Grey magazine. Another short story, 'The Brook Witch', was performed on stage at the Small Story Cabaret in Lewes in 2016. She has also written articles about mental health online. In 2015, The Silence won a bursary with The Literary Consultancy, and later that year Daisy also won the Chindi Authors Competition with her short story 'Worm Food'. Her second novel was longlisted for the Mslexia Novel Award.

Daisy currently works in the library at the University of Sussex, where she shelves books and listens to podcasts on true crime and folklore. She lives in Lewes with a one-eyed Siamese cat and a nine-year-old daughter who occasionally needs reminding that ghosts and monsters aren't real.

Sometimes she almost believes it herself.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4373 KB
  • Print Length: 316 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1542017823
  • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (1 March 2020)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07TZFQZYX
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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