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Nell Pattison

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Nell Pattison doesn’t remember a time when she didn’t have a book in her hand, and first attempted to write a novel on an old PC her dad had brought home from work when it was going to be scrapped. After exhausting the children’s section of her local library by the age of 10, she began reading Agatha Christie, and so a love of crime fiction was born.

After studying English at university, Nell became a teacher and specialised in Deaf education. She has been teaching in the Deaf community for 13 years in both England and Scotland, working with students who use BSL. Nell began losing her hearing in her twenties, and now wears hearing aids. She lives in North Lincolnshire with her husband and son.

Her debut novel, The Silent House, a USA Today bestseller, we meet Paige Northwood, a British Sign Language interpreter who is called in to support the police after a brutal murder of a child while her deaf family were asleep. In the sequel, Silent Night, a teenager from a school for the deaf goes missing on an overnight school trip. The third novel in the series, The Silent Suspect, will be published in April 2021.

Books by Nell Pattison

  • The Silent House The Silent House


  • Silent Night Silent Night


  • The Silent Suspect The Silent Suspect


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