The Quiet One by J.A. Baker @thewriterjude #bookreview #TheQuietOne #NetGalleyThe Quiet One by J.A. Baker
Published by Boldwood Books on October 7, 2023
Genres: Domestic Thriller, Psychological Thrillers
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Can you ever escape the past? Stella and her partner Wade appear to have the perfect life. They have a lovely home and Stella loves her job as a teacher in a local secondary school. But when Stella starts to receive a series of threatening letters, her life takes a sinister turn. Determined to find out who is behind the threats, Stella is forced to examine her own dark past. And all evidence points to a man with whom she had a one-night stand. A man Wade knows nothing about… Deciding to confront him, Stella discovers the man knows nothing about the letters, forcing her to look even closer to home and a secret she had hoped would stay hidden. Meanwhile, the threats escalate and Stella fears her perfect life is about to come crashing down. But who is behind the campaign of hate and why? Stella is about to find out…

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My Thoughts

Judith has done it again. In “The Quiet One” she keeps the reader in suspense throughout the book about who is behind the hate campaign and why as the tension mounts. The journey is full of surprises that will have readers on edge until the very end as Stella is about to find out the truth. Overall, the plot of this book is suspenseful and the characters are well-developed, making the story engaging and thought-provoking. Judith deftly weaves together the psychological complexities of the characters with the fast-paced action of the plot, resulting in a deeply satisfying read. Anyone who enjoys a good mystery with a compelling psychological foundation should definitely read this book. Highly recommended for its engaging writing style and thrilling, emotionally resonant story.

Thank you to NetGalley and Boldwood Books for allowing me to read and review this book.


About J.A. Baker

J. A. Baker was born and brought up in the North East of England. She has had 15 books published and recently completed book 16.

When she’s not writing and thinking up new and inventive ways of killing off her fictional characters, or looking after her young grandchildren, she can be found pottering around her garden with her madcap dog, Theo or in a coffee shop eating cake with her long suffering husband.