READING WITH THE AUTHORS: My Review of Who Will Hear Them Cry by Author Phyllis Staton Campbell

“Oh, God, why didn’t you let me die? If I had done the sensible thing, if I had taught music, or sold dresses, or waited on tables, anything, except be a detective, it wouldn’t have happened. If I hadn’t ignored that call!”

Kate’s cry seems to fill the room, the room empty except for the grand piano, and the old chair from the cellar. Here she looked on the world for the last time with her physical eyes, looked at her husband’s lifeless body, watched as the harmless looking jar was thrown in her face. Here, too, she had watched as her hopes her dreams died with her unborn child.

What you’ve just read above is a snatch from the synopsis of a terrifically told tale. A tale of tantalizing mystery, adventure and good old-fashioned gumshoe detective work.

Multi-genre author Phyllis Staton Campbell whom I’m privileged to call friend most assuredly out-did herself when she sat down and wrote this most magnificent book. Who Will Hear Them Cry is everything I said about it above and then some. Just to prove it here is my review.

In Who Will Hear Them Cry there is suspense to the tenth power times one-hundred. The mystery is such that I was not completely sure of who did what until it was quite literally revealed by the reading. The story is told in such vivid detail that I walked right along with each character as they went about their business of life each day. I felt their sadness and joy. Tasted the food they ate; smelled the coffee they drank; and shivered in the winter’s chill.

There were frightening times, heartbreaking tears, and laugh out loud moments filled with such roars of laughter that several times while reading my dog snorted in disgust from my having awakened him with my enjoyment.
The tender thread of love woven throughout the story gives this book a beautiful touch of romance.

Ready to learn more? If so continue reading below. Then, follow the link to the author’s books and pick up this and all the rest of her tremendously talented work.

Once you’ve read Phyllis’s books, she and I would be ever grateful if you’d review them. You may send your review links to the address given for the author below.

Kate Talbot, blinded by the psychopath who killed her husband and unborn child, feels safe in her world of gadgets and video games. Brett, her former partner in their small town detective agency has no right to expect her to help investigate a series of fatal accidents at a home and school for disabled children. He has no right but he does, and she finds herself interested despite her fear of failure, and the very real fear of physical danger.

“Who Will Hear Them Cry” tells of that danger, that fear and Kate’s triumph as she reaches out to hear the children’s cries for help.

Phyllis Staton Campbell, who was born blind, writes about the world she knows best. She calls on her experience as teacher of the blind, peer counselor and youth transition coordinator. She says that she lives the lives of her characters: lives of sorrow and joy; triumph and failure; hope and despair. That she and her characters sometimes see the world in a different way, adds depth to the story. She sees color in the warmth of the sun on her face, the smell of rain, the call of a cardinal, and God, in a rainbow of love and grace.
Although she was born in Amherst County, Virginia, she has lived most of her life in Staunton, Virginia, where she serves as organist at historic Faith Lutheran church, not far from the home she shared with her husband, Chuck, who waits beyond that door called death.

Books by Phyllis Campbell.

New Release 2017
Where Sheep May Safely Graze

Other books by Phyllis Campbell…


FRIENDSHIPS IN THE DARK, 1996 Reprint 1997

The Evil Men Do 2006, true crime, written under contract for the family of the victim.

Who Will hear Them Cry, April, 2012

A Place To Belong August, 2012

Out of the Night February, 2014

If you would like to contact Phyllis email her at:
To see more and buy her work visit:

About Patty L. Fletcher

Patty L. Fletcher lives in Kingsport Tennessee where she works full time as a Writer with the goal of bridging the great chasm which separates the disAbled from the non-disAbled. And as a Social Media Promotional Assistant. She is the owner and creator of Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing (Author, Blogger Business Assist), and is the published author of two books, Campbell’s Rambles: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life and Bubba Tails From the Puppy Nursery At The Seeing Eye: Volume One. She can also be found in two anthologies which are, December Awethology Light And A Treasure Chest of Children’s Tales. She is now working on her third book which is to be a memoir trilogy called, ‘Pathway To Freedom: Broken and Healed’.
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