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An Act of Silence by Colette McBeth
  

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A powerful psychological thriller about a mother faced with an impossible choice, and the consequences of her decision for years to come. Perfect for fans of Apple Tree Yard, Disclaimer, and television dramas State of Play and National Treasure.

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Synopsis

An Act of Silence by Colette McBeth

These are the facts I collect. My son Gabriel met a woman called Mariela in a bar. She went home with him. They next morning she was found in an allotment. Mariela is dead. Gabriel has been asked to report to Camden Police station in six hours for questioning Linda Moscow loves her son; it's her biological instinct to keep him safe. But if she's not sure of his innocence, how can she stand by him? Should she go against everything she believes in to protect him? She's done it before, and the guilt nearly killed her. Now, the past is catching up with them. As old secrets resurface, Lind is faced with another impossible choice. Only this time, it's her life on the line...

Reviews

'A scorcher of a novel where all of the elements of great storytelling come together - vivid characterisation, great plotting, and a denouement to freeze the blood. I loved it!'
Liz Nugent, author of Lying In Wait

'The complex nature of family relationships are portrayed with clarity and heart in Colette McBeth's An Act of Silence. A taut thriller.'
Ali Land, author of the Sunday Times Bestseller, Good Me, Bad Me

'Dazzling. Political intrigue, echoes of Savile, with a troubled mother and son relationship at its heart. Tammy Cohen, author of When She Was Bad 'Thoroughly gripping, clever, beautifully written crime fiction.'
Jane Casey, author of After The Fire

'I inhaled it - literally reading it in one sitting. A beautifully-written, gripping and thought-provoking book'
Emma Kavanagh, author of Falling

'Expertly-crafted and completely gripping. Pacy, suspenseful, emotionally convincing and surprisingly moving... One of the best thrillers of the year'
Graeme Cameron, author of Normal

'One of those beautiful books where you think you've worked it all out, only to discover that you've been duped by an expert who knows how to write brilliant twists and turns. I devoured it, but also didn't want it to end as I was captivated by both the perfectly executed plot and the sublime writing.'
SJ Holliday, author of The Damsel Fly

About the Author

Colette McBeth

Colette McBeth was a BBC TV New s Correspondent for ten years. She lives in West London with her husband and three young children. She attended the Faber Academy Novel Writing Course in 2011. Her first novel, Precious Thing, was published in 2013.

Author photo © Paul Curran

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Book Info

Publication date

27th June 2017

Author

Colette McBeth

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Publisher

Wildfire an imprint of Headline Publishing Group

Format

Hardback
352 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9781472226686

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