Within the Silence Nicola Avery
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We’re delighted to be taking part in a tour on publication day for Within the Silence by Nicola Avery.

Alice-Jane was bowled over by this dark paranormal thriller … maybe an ideal Christmas stocking/present for the thriller lover in your life?

Within the Silence Nicola Avery


  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Browne Raven Publishing (22 Nov. 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1911195786
  • ISBN-13: 978-1911195788

Strangers are not all there is to fear. Danger can also come from someone close by, someone you’d never suspect…

Jon Stone is a revered psychiatrist, doting husband, loving father. But Jon has many secrets.

Maddy Stone, Jon’s daughter, has her own secrets. But she can’t tell anyone.

Zara, Maddy’s loving stepsister and best friend, faces a race against time. Can she unearth the family’s dark secrets before a tragic history repeats itself?

Two girls: one living and lost, the other scarred and silent, must join forces to prevent the unspeakable…

Within the Silence is a dark paranormal thriller which unpicks the ‘perfect family tapestry’, filled with mysterious twists, sinister discoveries, dangerous and terrifying intentions, heartbreaking confessions, and a love so powerful it crosses even death.



Within the Silence is available to purchase in digital and paperback formats.


I thoroughly enjoyed this read as Nicola Avery has written the sensitive subject of child abuse with such a candid yet delicate approach, that allows one to focus on the mass of emotions involved for all parties.  One can immerse oneself into the world of the abused child but also the additional family members whose innocence reign supreme – presenting conflicting emotions for the reader.

With the main characters of Maddy and Zara, the author has addressed the concept of a mother’s love being so powerful that it knows no bounds.  This statement is such a poignant notion that it stays with the reader long after turning the last page.

Within the Silence is a compelling read, leading you on a journey of how family secrets of abuse will always be discovered.  Nicola Avery has still managed to maintain that despite the evils of the past, living in the future and surrounding oneself with love can prove the saving grace for anyone.

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Nicola AveryNicola Avery was born in Surrey England, moving to Australia in her early twenties. With an artist and writer as a father and a ballet dancer for a mother, Nicola was destined to go back to her creative roots.  Returning to the U.K. as a single parent, she continued a career within the corporate world of finance, finding time to launch her own costume design business, until her daughter finished full time education.  At this stage in her life, fascinated about the concept of a past existence, Nicola studied and qualified as a past life therapist/hypnotherapist using these skills to further research the purpose and meaning of life.  She channels these experiences, and her experience on Majorcan waters, in her two thrillers: Whispered Memories and Within the Silence.

Nicola lives now in Surrey England, with her partner and two cats, she has one daughter and a granddaughter. She is currently working on a children’s book and another thriller. “If there’s a genre I can cross and mix, I will do it.”

Connect with Nicola Avery


Twitter @NicolaAveryAuth


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Within the Silence  Nicola Avery


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Family comes first! I'm married with two son's in their 20's and have a little more time now to follow my passions. I love my role as an Inclusion Lead in KS2 and I'm passionate about early help. I'm a member of Bournemouth's Early Help Operational Board working alongside others to instigate change and growth. I'm also passionate about my love of reading, being out in nature and creating with crochet. I've been blogging for eight years at Jera's Jamboree.


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