The Silent Children



As I studied the photograph more closely, I homed in on the boy’s expression. He looked whitewashed with fear.

Vienna, 1938: Something’s amiss at the home of young Annabel Albrecht. First, her favourite maid Eva disappears, then her friend Oskar. Worse is to come – her brother
 is murdered and her mother is taken away, leaving Annabel to fend for herself.

Almost 70 years later, Annabel’s son Max uncovers his mother’s long-buried past, and unlocks the secrets preserved by Annabel’s missing friends. But as Max is to discover, some children can never be completely silenced. Is he haunted by ghosts or by guilt, and will he ever escape?

The Silent Children is a gripping tale of tragedy and revenge, a modern-day ghost story that will stay with you long after you turn the final page.


Awards for The Silent Children
The Literary Consultancy 2014 Pen Factor award.

Silver medal for best Suspense/Thriller in the 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards.

Click here to read the opening chapter. Alternatively, here’s a video of me reading the opening chapter at the Novel London event held at Waterstones, Covent Garden.

Reviews for The Silent Children

Rated 4.7 stars on Amazon

Rated 4.1 stars on Goodreads

The Silent Children

“One of the best ghost stories I’ve ever read … Gripping and well-written, with a poignant ending, I can’t recommend this book highly enough.”

“An amazing ghost story … I could not put it down …”

“I can’t remember the last time I finished a book and just thought wow.”

“Kept me on the edge of my seat …”

“Excellent book … There aren’t many books that can get my heart racing.”

“Ghost stories are not normally my thing, but I really liked this disturbing supernatural tale …”

“I really REALLY enjoyed this book.”


“An unsettling read” 

“Amna K. Boheim has produced a tale that unnerves you …”

“This is a beautifully controlled novel … a chilling book – recommended.”

I loved the pace, the atmospheric writing, and the depth Boheim brought to her characters and setting. This is gripping, talented writing, and Boheim is an author to watch …”


Available to buy from the following places:

Amazon (Paperback)*

Amazon (Kindle Edition)*






Daunt Books

Cobham Bookshop

*Link will take you to the UK site, but you should be automatically directed to your home country site.