The Silent Witness

Narrated by: Kate Lock
Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
Categories: Nonfiction, True Crime
4.5 out of 5 stars (39 ratings)

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'I'm so sorry, Casey,' my link worker, John, said, sounding weary. 'I know this is probably the worst time I could ring you, but we desperately need someone to take a child tonight.'

It's the night before Christmas when Casey and Mike get the call. A 12-year-old girl, stuck between a rock and a hard place. Her father is on a ventilator, fighting for his life, while her mother is currently on remand in prison. Despite claiming she attacked him in self-defence, she's been charged with his attempted murder.

The girl is called Bella, and she's refusing to say anything. The trouble is that she is also the only witness....

©2017 Casey Watson (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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Great story.

Bella is sure a good secret keeper. Bless You Casey for the wonderful job you and Mike do. You as well Tyler.

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good book

loved it and i loved the twist. The reader did very nicely with all the different caricters.

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must listen or read this book love love love love

perfect narration love the way she read this book and the author is amazing also

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  • Jade Newman
  • 12-08-18

Painful to listen to

The narration sadly makes this absolutely impossible to listen to. It is completely unnecessary for the narrator to put on a baby voice when speaking as a child character. Very disappointing.

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  • ian mcnamara
  • 12-04-18

Another fantastic offering.

This is another fantastic book by this author. Bella was clearly a lovely child and what her and her mother were put threw was horrid. It was a wonderful story and it just shows how much the children in her care come to trust Casey. She advocates for them and does whatever she can to make sure there given the care they deserve. Looking forward to future books by this author.

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  • kristina hostler
  • 07-12-17

waste of time

should of been in a 2 page of take a break. far too long winded

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  • Ozifarmer
  • 03-31-19

Narrators voice all wrong

I couldn't get past the first thirty minutes of this book and shall borrow a hard copy from the library. The narrator read it as if she was reading a comedy when, in fact, I'm sure it is a very tragic story. She was the wrong selection altogether and I just couldn't stick with it any longer.