Book Review: The Quiet People by Paul Reeve

I saw the cover of this book and just knew it would be a good one. Discover just what happened here.


Cameron and Lisa Murdoch are successful New Zealand crime writers, happily married and topping bestseller lists worldwide. They have been on the promotional circuit for years, joking that no one knows how to get away with crime like they do. After all, they write about it for a living.

So when their challenging seven-year-old son Zach disappears, the police and the public naturally wonder if they have finally decided to prove what they have been saying all this time…

Are they trying to show how they can commit the perfect crime?

Electrifying, taut and immaculately plotted, The Quiet People is a chilling, tantalisingly twisted thriller that will keep you gripped and guessing to the last explosive page.

The Quiet People Book Cover


Look, at this stage, a book about a missing child is nothing new. And the parents will always be the main suspects at some point or another. So what was it about The Quiet People that made it such a good read?

It’s hard to describe without giving away spoilers but there were so many twists and turns in this book that I was not expecting. I went through so many different suspects and scenarios in my head but still couldn’t guess the ending. And, when all was revealed, I certainly wasn’t disappointed.

It’s a mix bag of emotions when it comes to the parents, especially with Cameron who narrates alternating chapters. Did they do it? It certainly feels like it at time. Or are the police pining it on them for a quick resolution? It feels like that at times too! There is plenty to keep you occupied until you find out. This is certainly a whirlwind of a read.

Definitely one of the most exciting thrillers I’ve read this year. Pick up your copy here.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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