The Quiet Ones by Betsy Reavley

The Quiet Ones

By: Betsy Reavley
Pages: 215
Publisher: Bloodhound books
Published on: February 18, 2016
The Quiet Ones by Betsy Reavley

What if you didn’t know where you came from?

Who am I?

This is the question Josie asks herself when a mysterious letter arrives. Then a brutal murder turns her world upside down.

To make sense of the present, Josie must go back to the start.

But who can she trust when no one knows the truth?

And who is the sinister stranger obsessed with her life?

The past is catching up with Josie and the consequences will be fatal …


I read this book quite a while ago, but I just realized that I had not done a review of it, which is poor form for me.


Josie is a young woman who is with an older man, Charlie.  Josie for some reason doesn’t understand her past, she has parents, but they aren’t her “real” parents.  As the book progresses Josie’s past starts to catch up with her when she finally meets her real mother.  She knows that there was a significant trauma and with the help of her husband, she attempts to seek out the answers. There is an ending that that I believe shocks everyone who reads the book.


This book isn’t just about Josie and Charlie, this book is about how sometimes the past is better left in the past, and how sometimes your future isn’t as ordained as you would like to think it is.  Touching on things such as mental illness a little bit, and how secrets are sometimes best left uncovered.


I found this book slow, and it is over 200 pages long, so it takes a long time to get to that stage where I really actually felt the book was progressing.  Charlie is a supportive but not overly active husband in the sense that the characterization fell a little flat.  I never really connected to any of the characters, but the plot helps some of those issues.  Apparently this author is an international best-seller so maybe I just don’t like her style of writing, or this is different than the others since I haven’t read her other works.  I personally liked the plot and I liked the idea behind it, I just think it would have been better a lot shorter, or more detail added.







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