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The Silent Daughter

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In the age of digital footprints, is it possible to disappear? And how long would it take to notice someone is missing?

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Emma Christie


Shortlisted for the McIlvanney Prize 2021
Longlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger 2021
Shortlisted for the Bloody Scotland Scottish Crime Debut of the Year award

Deceit runs in the family . . .

Chris Morrison is facing his worst nightmare.

His wife is in a coma.

His daughter is missing.

And the only thing more unsettling than these two events . . . is what might connect them.

Some secrets can change a family for ever.


The Silent Daughter is one of those books that forces you just to read one more chapter… I was hooked from the first page and struggled to put it down. I can’t wait to see what else is to come from this exciting talent.’
Stephen Edger, author of Little Girl Gone

‘clever and compelling with a fresh hook’
Phoebe Morgan, author of The Babysitter

‘A stunning and emotional debut. Christie writes raw and realistic characters, with a twisty and fast-paced plot set in atmospheric Edinburgh. Truly gripping and incredibly well-written.’
Vikki Patis, author of The Girl Across the Street

‘A tense, twisting and bold addition to the psychological thriller genre’
Rachel Sergeant, Top 10 Kindle bestseller

‘An enthralling page turner’
Nina Manning, author of bestseller The Daughter In Law

An incredibly pacy read with a surprisingly moving ending (that I really didn’t see coming!), The Silent Daughter is one of the most enjoyable and original books in this genre’
Charlotte Duckworth, author of Unfollow Me

‘In her first novel, Christie shows that she’s already learned how to reel readers in from one page and keep them hooked, setting up an intriguing mystery.’
Glasgow Herald

‘Full to the brim of red herrings and twisty dead ends, this compelling story will keep you reading and keep you guessing! Cleverly written with a WOW of a twist!’
Lauren North

‘A clever and complex rollercoaster of a psychological thriller’
Natalie Xenos, Culturefly, ‘The best thriller, suspense, and mystery books to read this autumn’

‘A dark, unsettling and compelling Scottish debut.’
Jill Adams, 17 Degrees Mag, ‘Autumn Reads 2020’

‘knotty, perfectly-paced debut’
Scots magazine