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Silence by Natasha Preston – Extract & Review

Today is my first of three days on the Natasha Preston blog tour for her Silence series – I’m going to be reviewing all three books over the next three days, as well as sharing a small excerpt from each book!


✰✯✰✰✯✰Silence Series Reveal Blog Tour!✰✯✰✰✯✰

Natasha Preston’s much loved Silence Series now has all new gorgeous covers! Check them out below. The first book ‘Silence’ is FREE and the second book ‘Broken Silence’ is on SALE for 0.99!

Covers by Hart & Bailey Design Co


Eleven years Oakley has been silent, hiding a truth that could rip her world apart.
Refusing to communicate beyond a few physical actions, Oakley remains in her own world. Cole is her only friend, he fights for her, protects her, but as they grow even closer together, their relationship gets put to the test.
When Oakley is forced to face someone from her past, can she hold her secret in any longer?


I kissed the tip of her nose and hugged her tighter. “I still don’t know how you managed not to talk to anyone. I never understood why you didn’t ever text me back.”

“I didn’t want anyone to get hurt. If I kept quiet, everything would be fine. If I started texting, you would have asked why I didn’t speak, wouldn’t you have?”

I nodded. I would have. Of course.

“And I did reply back every night. I just didn’t send any of them.” She reached across me and grabbed her phone from the bedside table.

I took the phone and looked at what she was showing me. There was a huge list of text messages in her Outbox, all to me. I looked up at her in shock. She’d replied every night even though she could never send them. Flicking through the newest ones, I saw her declarations of love and her telling me how happy she was.

“I love you, Cole. I have for a long time.”

Closing my eyes, I smiled. I never thought I would get to hear her say that.

“I love you, too,” I replied, pressing my lips to hers.


I’m a big lover of Natasha Prestons’ books, and this is no exception. A gripping story that keeps you glued to the page, I nearly finished it in one sitting. Remaining silent for so long, Oakley’s social circle is very small, containing her family, her best friend Cole, and only a very small handful of others who are used to her unique ways. Facing bullying at school and the heavy weight of her secrets on her shoulders, Oakley finds herself leaning on Cole more and more, as she becomes her rock and the only one who really seems to understand her.

Despite her past trauma, and the silence brought about by it, I found Oakley to be a very strong character. By not speaking, she was never able to ask for help, properly express her emotions or thoughts, or have a normal teenage life. But still she persisted; she went to school, she did what she could to make sure the people around her were happy, so much more focused on their feelings than she ever was on her own. Cole is the perfect balance to Oakley, he understood her more than anyone else, even her own family, and was there for her when she needed him. He stood up to her bullies, went out of his way to see her smile, he treated her like a normal person, not a broken girl needing to be fixed.
As their relationship progresses, they are painfully cute together and there are times where I truly thought Oakley would indeed break her silence, even just via a simple text message, only for her to pull back again, not quite ready to push the boundary. The ending of this book left me with a hole in my heart, and the only way to fill it was to instantly open up book two and carry on reading! Come back tomorrow and check out my review for book two, Broken Silence!

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UK native Natasha Preston grew up in small villages and towns. She discovered her love of writing when she stumbled across an amateur writing site and uploaded her first story and hasn’t looked back since.

Natasha is the Author of…

Broken Silence
Players, Bumps and Cocktail Sausages
Silent Night
Second Chance
Our Chance

Save Me
With the Band
Reliving Fate
Lie To Me
After The End

The Cellar
The Cabin
You Will Be Mine
The Lost

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