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The Silent Boy

by Andrew Taylor

eBooks of the Month Thriller and Suspense

The Silent Boy Synopsis

From the No. 1 bestselling author of THE AMERICAN BOY comes a brilliant new historical thriller set during the French Revolution. Paris, 1792. Terror reigns as the city writhes in the grip of revolution. The streets run with blood as thousands lose their heads to the guillotine. Edward Savill, working in London as agent for a wealthy American, receives word that his estranged wife Augusta has been killed in France. She leaves behind ten-year-old Charles, who is brought to England to Charnwood Court, a house in the country leased by a group of emigre refugees. Savill is sent to retrieve the boy, though it proves easier to reach Charnwood than to leave. And only when Savill arrives there does he discover that Charles is mute. The boy has witnessed horrors beyond his years, but what terrible secret haunts him so deeply that he is unable to utter a word?

The Silent Boy Press Reviews

Praise for The Scent of Death: 'Andrew Taylor wrote superb historical fiction long before Hilary Mantel was popular
Daily Telegraph

'Taylor shows once again how skilful a historical novelist he is'
Sunday Times

'A mesmeric read'
The Times

'The 18th-century tone and voice is beautifully achieved: Taylor is as good at this period as C J Sansom is at Tudor England'
Independent

'Andrew Taylor's historical crime fiction is always an event'
Guardian Praise for The American Boy:

'A wonderful book, richly composed and beautifully written ... enthralling from start to finish'
The Times, Top Ten Crime Novels of the Decade

'Hugely entertaining, beguiling and atmospheric'
Observer, Books of the Year

'A most artful and delightful book'
Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year

'Deeply absorbing and beautifully written. He creates an atmosphere close to Sarah Waters'
Fingersmith

Independent


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ISBN: 9780007506606
Publication date: 26/02/2015
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780007506576
Publication date: 28/08/2014
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007506576
Publication date: 28th August 2014
Author: Andrew Taylor
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,
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About Andrew Taylor

Andrew Taylor has been a full-time writer since 1981, and has written over twenty books. He has been described by The Times as 'One of Britain's best writers of psychological suspense.'Having decided to become a writer at the age of ten, he claims that it was his newly recognised facility for writing stories, teamed with the idea that a writer's life consisted of not wearing a tie to work, that first attracted him to the career. More recently however he has suggested that 'one of the attractions of writing fiction is that it allows you to create your own little ...

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