Lehrbuch Der Physiologie hShh is a psychological thriller by author Jocelyn DexterA fifteen year old deaf boy was left brutally murdered impaled on a fence as a crucifix displayFast forward 1 year later thirty seven year old Annie Black also deaf worried abouter friend Sarah and er fifteen year old son Toby who was "missing toby ad last been seen on is "Toby ad last been seen on Marketing Excellence 3 his to the deaf ClubThen Annie is attacked outsideer YARN Essentials home When uestioned by the Detective Crabb it appears thater attack might be related to the disappearance of Toby also deaf And when Toby s body is found drowned and Annie s boyfriend is found murdered in Wild Wicked Scot (Highland Grooms, hisome it appears there are links to the brutal killings Are deaf people being targets of brutal killingsAnnie Black finds Black on Blonde herself in the middle of a set of brutal murders Teaming up with the lead Detective Crabb the pair attempt to understand the psychology driving the killerBut Annieas another set of skills that can The Walters Art Museum the Art of Ancient Greece help with the caseshe is able This started with such promise and while I did really enjoy it Iad reservations Firstly I don t believe Annie would American Nietzsche have been allowed to accompany the detective Crabb to crime scenes let alone discuss them in front ofer flat mate Scarlet or Art, Culture, and Cuisine haveer own white board at Berlioz and His Century home Secondly I am not sureow Crabb worked out the killer s Game with so little evidence there were clues but they weren t obvious but failed to follow up basic leads or even ask people about certain things which I can t mention due to spoilersPersonally I didn t work out the big twist so I never guessed who was the killer In fact the twist and lots of other things along the way gave me an uncomfortable feeling about the deaf or Deaf community I suppose some of them ave their prejudices like in any other community but I still didn t like that part of have their prejudices like in any other community but I still didn t like that part of there is the graphic violence and gore I don t think it was necessary The story really didn t need it Being a serial killer is scary enough without adding to it And towards the end it started to descend into the realms of fantasy and over the top madness which again verges on just sillyAnyway it was still an exciting and riveting read but not uite 5 stars Many thanks to the Pigeonhole my fellow Pigeons and Jocelyn for making this such an enjoyable read I ll look out for the next book by this author Maybe a CrabbAnnie partnership professional that is The story begins with a description of the orrifying murder and display of a fifteen year old deaf boy a year ago Then it switches to present day and focuses on Annie Black a profoundly deaf lady who works as a window dresser and shares a flat with co worker Scarlet The deaf fifteen year old son of one of Blood Runs Green herearing friends
has recently gone missing on is way to Deaf Club and Annie is recently gone missing on is way to Deaf Club and Annie is Colored Property homeoping to get to the club and find out if there is any news about Toby the missing boy She doesn t make it Desire and Truth however as she is attacked outsideer own The Exiles Gallery home by a mystery assailant who puts a bag overer Dislocating China head and nearly killser DI Crabb and DS Peters come out to interview Childerley her and even at this early stage Crabb wonders if there is a connection between a dead boy a missing boy and Annie s attack All deaf peop This book started out with much promise and some very good descriptions as well as information about what it s like to be deaf Unfortunately it then descended from a potential 5 star read rather uickly downhill with its overkill of gory scenes despicable characters rederrings and police who are a law unto themselves don t follow protocol and involve. Silence can be deadly What’s the best way to frighten a Deaf personTurn off the lightIt sounds like the beginning of a joke but it isn’t funny at allAnnie Black who is profoundly deaf finds Cultural Excursions herself at theeart of a set of brutal murders Teaming up with the lead Detective the pair attempt to understand the psychol.
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Civilians in their investigation without ever checking anyone s background It s a pity as the premise for a thrilling read was set early 3 Stars I was looking forward to this book after reading the taster and apart from being very gory it didn t disappoint initiallyThe premise of exploring the "deaf community it s biases and discriminations was goodWe met Annie who is a straight talker and learn "community it s biases and discriminations was goodWe met Annie who is a straight talker and learn the murders seem to be centred around er For some reason the policeman in charge decides that Annie should become Class and Conformity his sidekick This mayave worked if Annie was a likeable character but unfortunately she isn t Police procedure is non existent and everyone is allowed to walk across crime scenes Important information is freely discussed and Annie who we know is the next target behaves in a totally ridiculous manner and the whole thing descends into farce There were clues and red errings aplenty but the final twist was no great surprise and by the end the behaviour of some of the characters was so implausible that I didn t really care who the killer wasDisappointing I thought the premise for Shh sounded both promising and intriguing and it certainly grabs your interest with an explosive gruesome opening Try not to let that put you off I m not a fan of graphicgratuitous writing but sometimes a storyline does necessitate this style of writing The deaf community are at the centre of this psychological thriller and
I think the author offers an insight into a world many of us know little or nothing about Using athink the author offers an insight into a world many of us know little or nothing about Using a favoured method of narrat This was pretty grim reading The crimes were so awful and painful to read about that it really impacted my star rating However the delayed revelations meant that I was completely consumed by curiosity about the perpetrator keen to see ow the novel would concludeI found the story itself a little awkward and really struggled to connect with any of the characters I ve recently read a book about the deaf community The Silent House so I wonder if I was trying to draw comparisons I think because the protagonist Annie is not completely deaf I forgot she as this disability She lip reads and
SPEAKS CHOOSING SIGN LANGUAGE WHEN SHEchoosing sign language when she she as to As such when interacting with other characters I forgot this main element of the plot when it was obvious again I found I Education and Equality had disconnected with the characters and so the cycle would start againThe crimes committed in this story are very grim and disturbing They are not for the faintearted I thought I could read most things but Deceptive Beauties here I was literally wincing in my seat I suirmed with discomfort and this definitely lessened my overall enjoyment of the book I found Ield my book further away from myself as if physically creating a distance would lessen the impact Nope of course it didn t it just gave me eye strain Anyway in terms of murder mysteries and crime fiction if you are easily offended or do not like gory reads then this would not appeal to youThe writer cleverly withholds information about the perpetrator The criminal isn t named until the very final few chapters despite the narrative switching from the murder investigations to the perpetrator s secret story It gave readers an insight into the criminal s mind but without any obvious clues well none that I spotted anyway I found this intensified the story and added to my enjoyment This compensated for the grim details and the lack of connection I Dangerous Work had with the charactersA well written story but not to be taken lightly There is a su. Ogy driving the killerHaving a voice and being able to read not only lips but body language Annie realises that the killer is targeting people she knows And Annieas lots of friends Friends now at riskDesperate to save those around er Annie and the police find themselves in a race against time to save people in the. Ggestion that this may the start of a series If this is the case then I ope Annie olds a formal position with the police force Once again a member of the public becomes drawn into an investigation and is a point of contact for discussing crime theories This is becoming a freuent trait in "books I am reading and to be onest I find it a bit frustrating I ope Annie becomes an "I am reading and to be onest I find it a bit frustrating I ope Annie becomes an interpreter should she return in a later bookIt was the pace and intensity of the closing chapters that really captured my int Read all my reviews on Shh was one of the Pigeonhole reads and it started of really good It ad interesting descriptions of the deaf community However things became stranger when the main character who is deaf but lip reads and can talk is taken along for the investigation as if she is a police officer And the killings are rather gory but she is told all the details and dragged along from crime scenes to interviews with no one really uestioning Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life her presence As such it became very unbelievable rather uick with some very stupid decisions as well So it was a bit of a mixed bag Interesting premise but as a detective story not very strong Read through Pigeonhole What to say about this one Iad Escape high expectations for this book after reading the synopsis but sadly it failed to live up to expectations I love a good crimemurder book but this one just didn t do it for me Annie wasn t really likeable as a character and I really couldn t care whatappened to The Empty Chair her It started off well enough but then it fast became less plausible with characters making stupid mistakes and a lack of proper police procedures Normally a book like this wouldave scenes that take place in a police station with a detective working out of there with a team allocated to them Also the fact that Crabb detective relied so much on Annie made it less plausible I mean I get e wanted er input because she knew the deaf community well but allowing Lit her to come to the crime scenes I m sure the policeave pretty strict rules on that Unfortunately this is not a book I will be recommending to others Thank you to the Pigeonhole app and to Jocelyn for the opportunity to read the book Jocelyn Dexter writes an intense enthralling and grisly d butShh kicks off with the gruesome discovery of a battered body that of a fifteen year old deaf boy named Adam Jacobs A year later Annie Black part of the Deaf community is also attacked and finds Award-Winning Books for Children and Young Adults, 1990-1991 herself slap in the middle of a sick and murderous game As people close toer all of them deaf as well are being killed Detective Inspector Crabb enlists Keeper of the Doves herelp to find the killerThis was a well plotted and undoubtedly rather gruesome read It s shock factor was monumental with graphic descriptions of the murders as well as child abuse In this sinister story the deaf community played a very large part and Jocelyn Dexter Heat Wave (Nikki Heat, had clearly researcheder subject well providing the reader with an insight into what life without Not Quite Cold (Lowcountry Mysteries, hearing must be like The mystery itself was cunningly and exceptionally cleverly executed as the story snaked along with abundant subtle and flagrant misdirections In this story full of menace the choice of suspects was plentiful and Iad absolutely no idea Collision of Wills how Shh was going to end A entertaining gripping and disturbing d but but certainly not one for the fainteartedI for one will be looking out for Jocelyn Dexter s next offering Thank you to Jocelyn Dexter and Pigeonhole for the opportunity to read this book This review is my unbiased opinion. Deaf communityAnd as the murders escalate the killer’s obsession growsWill the police untangle the killer’s motivation before it’s too late for AnnieShh is a chilling and twisty psychological thriller from debut author Jocelyn Dexter It will appeal to fans of authors like Claire McGowan Cara Hunter and Lisa Jewe.