Released on 12 September 2013.

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Saving Silence

For ages 12+
3.65 based on 42 ratings & 5 reviews on


It's not easy being the new kid at school. It's even harder when people want you dead.

Sam's been an outsider ever since he moved to London. A loner from the North who won't let anyone in. Former head girl and all round school-star Imogen had pretty much given up trying to befriend Sam before that night on Walthamstow high street. The night he wanted to tell her a secret, and someone tried to murder him.

But Sam isn't the only one whose life is in danger. Although she doesn't know it, Imogen is being watched. And if she doesn't give these people what they want, they'll silence her too. Permanently.

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With a narrative that alternates between the perspectives of Sam and Imogen, the story unfolds in all its terrifying and cautionary reality. A raw and gritty reminder that inner city life is tough for kids as well as adults.
Lancashire Evening Post
One of Blaxill's real strengths for me is the character development she manages to portray in a genre which is generally full of plot-driven novels... This is highly recommended as a pacy and exciting thriller. I'm certainly looking forward to Gina Blaxill's next book!
The Bookbag
Blaxill has an enviable ability to bring [her characters] to life with vivid pen portraits.