The Silent Man : The brand new 2023 crime thriller from the acclaimed author of The Art of Death


Author: Fennell, David Published 31/08/2023 | Hardback
240 x 163 x 38 | 640g

ISBN: 9781804181737 Category:

‘Fennell has created one of the most compelling characters in UK crime fiction’ – M.W. CRAVEN’Fennell’s agenda here is the ratcheting up of suspense and that’s done with aplomb’ – FINANCIAL TIMES’Totally compelling’ – ARAMINTA HALLWHATEVER YOU DO, DON’T MAKE A SOUND . . .

The stunning new crime thriller from one of British crime writing’s brightest talents, and one of the twistiest, most gripping and emotional reads of the year.

A father is murdered in the dead of night in his London home, his head wrapped tightly in tape, a crude sad face penned over his facial features. But the victim’s only child is left alive and unharmed at the scene.

Met Police detectives Grace Archer and Harry Quinn have more immediate concerns. Notorious gangster Frankie White has placed a target on Archer’s back, and there’s no one he won’t harm to get to her.

Then a second family is murdered, leaving young Uma Whitmore as the only survivor.

With a serial killer at large, DI Archer and DS Quinn must stay alive long enough to find the connection between these seemingly random victims. Can they do it before another child is orphaned?What your favourite crime authors are saying about David Fennell:’A truly extraordinary crime novel’ – LYNDA LA PLANTE’A stunning start to a fantastic new series’ – M.W. CRAVEN’Involved me in a way that few thrillers do, kept me alert and on-edge right up through the deeply satisfying finale’ – AJ FINN’I flew through it . . . Tense, gripping and brilliantly inventive’ – SIMON LELIC’Unsettling, fast-paced, suspenseful and gripping . . . Excellent’ – WILL DEAN’A serial killer thriller with the darkest of hearts’ – FIONA CUMMINS’A tense-as-hell high-body count page turner, but a rarer thing too – one that’s also full of genuine warmth and humanity’ – WILLIAM SHAW’Chilling, unsettling and wonderfully atmospheric’ – BRIAN McGILLOWAY

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