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Splinter the Silence by Val McDermid
  

Splinter the Silence

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Reader favourites Tony Hill and Carol Jordan return in another impeccable, major thriller with all the McDermid trademarks of breathless tension, unsettling graphic criminal details and a plot engineered inch by inch to grip and never let go. Forget their erstwhile small screen portrayals and get involved with the so much more complex psychology of characters familiar but always a tad unpredictable, and thefeore eminently human. The grizzled psychological profiler and the former DCI with a troubled past team up once more to track and hunt down a particularly imaginative and cruel serial killer whose murderous deeds remain hidden behind the surface as apparent suicides provoked by malicious online stalking, shielding him from the law. As ever, the matter becomes highly personal and a race against time is set in motion. If you like to squirm in your armchair unable to close the pages until the sometimes bitter end, McDermid's your dame! ~ Maxim Jakubowski

If you like Val McDermid you might also like to read books by Jane Casey, Stuart MacBride and Fred Vargas.

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Synopsis

Splinter the Silence by Val McDermid

'That day, waiting had been almost unbearable. He wanted something more spectacular, something that couldn't be ignored. These deaths needed to make a mark ...' Psychological profiler Tony Hill is trained to see patterns, to decode the mysteries of human behaviour, and when he comes across a series of suicides among women tormented by vicious online predators, he begins to wonder if there is more to these tragedies than meets the eye. Similar circumstances, different deaths. Could it be murder? But what kind of serial killer wants his crimes to stay hidden? Former DCI Carol Jordan has her own demons to confront, but with lives at stake, Tony and Carol begin the hunt for the most dangerous and terrifying kind of killer - someone who has nothing to fear and nothing to lose ...

Reviews

No one rivals Val McDermid's skill at writing truly terrifying thrillers * goodhousekeeping.co.uk * McDermid still writes with the telltale verve that's won her the accolade queen of psychological thrillers * Guardian * With the deaths of PD James and Ruth Rendell, Val McDermid is the obvious successor as Britain's Queen of Crime. For me, she has already held that title for many years. Her latest novel, starring the socially awkward but clever criminal profiler Tony Hill and ace detective Carol Jordan, demonstrates her supremacy -- Marcel Berlins * The Times * McDermid remains unrivalled . . . Brilliant * Observer * The Queen of Crime reigns again with a thrill from Hill * Independent * The real mistress of psychological gripping thrillers; no one can plot or tell a story like she can * Daily Express *


About the Author

Val McDermid

Val McDermid is a No. 1 bestseller whose novels have been translated into more than thirty languages, and have sold over eleven million copies. She has won many aw ards internationally, including the CWA Gold Dagger for best crime novel of the year and the LA Times Book of the Year Award. She was inducted into the ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards Hall of Fame in 2009 and w as the recipient of the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger for 2010. In 2011 she received the Lambda Literary Foundation Pioneer Award. She writes full time and divides her time between Cheshire and Edinburgh.

In 2016 Val was awarded the Theakston Old Peculier Outstanding Contribution to Crime Fiction Award. McDermid said: “It's an honour and a thrill to receive this award. The community of writers and readers at the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival is unlike any other in its warmth and generosity and so this means a huge amount to me. This year sees the publication of my 30th novel and I can't think of a better way to celebrate that.”

In 2010 she received the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger Award, which honours outstanding achievement in the field of crime writing. Margaret Murphy, then chair of the CWA, said: "The CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger award acknowledges the work of an author who has made an outstanding contribution to the genre. Val McDermid is a worthy winner whose work has entertained and thrilled millions of readers as well as many more who have enjoyed the TV adaptations her books have inspired."

Author photo © Charlie Hopkinson

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Publication date

7th April 2016

Author

Val McDermid

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Publisher

Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
496 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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ISBN

9780751561425

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