David Jackson

Don’t Make a Sound

"...had a quick pace and interesting plot and a great twist at the end..."


You can't choose your family. Or can you?

Meet the Bensons. They're an ordinary couple. They wash their car, mow their lawn and pass the time of day with their neighbours. And they have a beautiful little girl called Daisy.

There's just one problem: SHE'S NOT THEIRS.

D. S. Nathan Cody is about to face his darkest and most terrifying case yet.

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This is the third book in the DS Nathan Cody series yet is the first one I have read. There is plenty of reference to previous books - not so much so as to confuse me, but enough to intrigue me. I really enjoyed the story of 'Don't Make a Sound'. The Bensons seem like any other family. They are quiet, don't bother anyone, and their daughter Daisy is very well behaved. But Daisy isn't theirs. She was abducted some years ago and lives as a prisoner. And now Malcolm and Harriet Benson want to add to their family. 'Don't Make a Sound' was easy to read and hard to put down. The plot was good, although my only criticism was that I didn't get any feeling or emotion from the characters. I also felt that Daisy, who was only 10, had somehow managed to mature and work out reason and human behaviour despite being locked in a room with very little interaction with other people. Whilst it fit with the plot, it didn't really ring true. Malcolm and Harriet are completely deranged. Although the reasons for Malcolm being so unbalanced are explained, I would liked to have known why Harriet behaved the way she did. But! Don't be put off by these observations. 'Don't Make a Sound' was a really good read that has made me want to read other books by this author. It had a quick pace and interesting plot and a great twist at the end which made you rethink how you saw all the characters involved.

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