Eleven years ago, Marcus lost everything. His daughter was kidnapped and his wife was murdered. Now, he spends his days pretending to be paralyzed and touring the country, raising money for missing children. He hopes that if he helps enough people find their missing child, someday he will find his own. 

Just as he’s about to give up hope, he finds one of the kidnappers. He attacks her, but she refuses to give him back his daughter. In his rage, he kills her, but not before she signals an accomplice. For the second time, Marcus watches his daughter disappear into the night. 

With no one to trust and sinking in deepening quicksand of lies and deception, Marcus will need to risk everything if he’s going to unravel the mystery of his daughter’s disappearance. 

Even if that means losing his life. 

Explosive, extraordinary and engrossing; this is how I would describe this exceptional book. The Absence of Screams is a sensational crime/thriller novel that chilled me to my core from beginning to end. This book compelled me to read from the very first page; it was like the excellent novels author, Ben Follows, knew how to capture my attention and so he did! It was a novel that continuously got better, so much so that I thought “ok, now this book is just too good!” These are my favorite kind of reads, and so The Absence of Screams is already a new found love of mine!

The plot of The Absence of Screams is a sensational story, so I am going to try my best not to get too excited and spoil it for you lovely readers! What I can say about this exceptional book is that it follows the protagonist of the novel, Marcus. Marcus is a man who has lost absolutely everything in his life, his daughter has been kidnapped, and his wife has been murdered. These two events start off a string of events that will change Marcus’s life forever, and this is the premise of this sensational novel.

The story of this incredible book is a dark and suspenseful one that will haunt your dreams thanks to the disturbing, graphic and many violent moments the reader experiences. These kind of thrillers, in my opinion, are the best and I love when a book is haunting! These are how thrillers are supposed to me, and it was clear to me early on that Follows knows just how to write a crime novel. He understands that this genre is meant to haunt and terrify the reader as well as keep them entertained. The fact that he knows what the reader wants shows me that he is a true literary talent and that is why this exceptional novel needs to be read by everyone!

Ben Follows is a well-accomplished, talented writer who compelled me from beginning to end with his suspenseful novel/ His story is unpredictable and will keep the reader guessing from beginning to end. In no way is this book ever predictable and this is thanks to the fact that Follows manages to include a host of twists and turns to keep his readers engrossed and hooked. Follows character development, in particular, was superb and he wrote his characters with profoundness and intensity. The power of his words meant that his characters were believable and even likable when you are expected to like the character! His creation of Marcus, in particular, was fantastic, Follows has managed to write an authentic character, and for that, I am in awe of him!

To conclude my thoughts on this sensational book, I would say if you are looking for a thrilling, engrossing, compelling read that will keep you reading for hours on end then this incredible book is for you! This sensational read gets Five Stars from me.

Thank you so much for reading book lovers, I deeply appreciate it and love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please, comment below and let me know your thoughts on The Absence of Screams; do you see yourself reading this book? Is it not your usual cup of tea? Let me know all of those brilliant thoughts of yours below! Thank you so much again for reading!  

Goodbye for now book lovers,   

P.S. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is click the Buy on Amazon button and it will take you straight to the book on Amazon USA! If you are in the U.K. then below I have attached a link to the book for the Amazon U.K. website. I have also attached some links about the author and this wonderful book! Thank you so much again for reading book lovers, I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this book!   

Amazon U.K. / Goodreads / Author Twitter / Author Website 


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