Not A Sound

Not A Sound

Large Print - 2017
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When a tragic accident leaves nurse Amelia Winn deaf, she spirals into a depression that ultimately causes her to lose everything that matters--her job, her husband, David, and her stepdaughter, Nora. Now, two years later and with the help of her hearing dog, Stitch, she is finally getting back on her feet. But when she discovers the body of a fellow nurse in the dense bush by the river, deep in the woods near her cabin, she is plunged into a disturbing mystery that could shatter the carefully reconstructed pieces of her life all over again. As clues begin to surface, Amelia finds herself swept into an investigation that hits all too close to home. But how much is she willing to risk in order to uncover the truth and bring a killer to justice?
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning 2017
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781410498090
1410498093
Branch Call Number: FIC
Characteristics: large print.,rda
415 pages ; 23 cm

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jachayden
Feb 18, 2018

I really enjoyed this book. The main character was really likeable, and her dog, Stitch, was of course very lovable. The supporting characters were great, too, although there were maybe two or three minor arcs that I wish had been completed more fully. The story flowed really smoothly, and even though the chase scene at the end was a bit silly, I loved everything else. I would happily read another book following Amelia and Stitch. Completed 2/17/18.

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lpreston214
Feb 12, 2018

Amelia Winn is profoundly deaf after a hit and run accident. Now, the former nurse, still recovering and adapting to her new life, is ready to move on, leaving her alcoholism and former marriage behind. She's hoping to nurse again someday but for now she's happy to get a job digitizing medical records for a cancer clinic. After finding the dead body of a former co-worker she can't help investigating a bit--especially when she sees people acting suspiciously. The main character's deafness adds an interesting dimension to the story. At one point she misreads someone's lips and goes off in the wrong direction. Together with her service dog, Stitch, she helps bring the perpetrator to justice. Like other commenters, I wouldn't mind a return of this character.

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brangwinn
Dec 20, 2017

What a perfect book to read when looking for a new interesting mystery. Although at times, I thought Amelia was quite adept at handling her deafness for not having been deaf for very long, loved the story. I felt the ending was a little rushed, but am hoping that there will be more novels involving Amelia and Jake the police detective.

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Secretariat10
Dec 20, 2017

The fact that the main character is deaf amplified the suspense in a lot of the scenes. I would enjoy reading more books featuring the main character, Amelia.

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saracsmith
Dec 02, 2017

Two years after losing her hearing, a nurse discovers the corpse of a co-worker in the woods near her Minnesota cabin -- and realizes her life is in jeopardy.

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BWilsoned
Nov 15, 2017

Predictable but still enjoyed the fast-paced action.

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htliang
Aug 25, 2017

Great thriller! Fast paced, well-written, highly developed characters, atmospheric, and an interesting plot. A unique story in that the main character, Amelia, is deaf - having lost her hearing in a hit-and-run accident.

I thought the author did a great job in effectively portraying what it'd be like to be deaf in different stressful situations. I learnt something new about deafness. At first I thought the author had made a big mistake in that Amelia drove a Jeep. I had always assumed (incorrectly) that deaf people are not allowed to drive. However, it appears that being deaf has no negative impacts on a person's ability to operate a vehicle. In fact, they can drive quite safely through using special devices that notify them of car horns, emergency vehicles, etc.

Lots of possible suspects also made for an interesting read. Great ending and highly recommended!

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jac523
Aug 24, 2017

Excellent character-driven mystery!

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