In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
'A wickedly dark debut - haunting and unputdownable.' Christian White, author of The Nowhere Child
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A missing 9-year-old girl... An old man murdered when he had only days to live... An 'accident' from long ago that no one talks about.
Joy Henderson's family is drowning in fear, secrets and lies. Even as a child, she's aware of her father's two sides- much-loved pillar of the community in public, diabolical monster behind closed doors.
Twenty years later, when Joy returns to the family's remote farm to care for him on his deathbed, she decides it's time that everyone knows the truth...
With her sister Ruth whispering dark words of revenge, Joy sets about making sure that her father pays dearly for his past.
But the best laid plans never unfold quite the way you expect them to...
Set in rural Australia - where the weather, the isolation, and the secrets are extreme - The Silent Listener is a book that grips you from its opening sentence to its unforgettable ending.
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