a deathly silence


I enjoyed this book – although it was a slow starter for me. I think it’s easily read as a standalone but I may have felt more invested in the main character, DCI Helen Lavery, if I had a chance to read the others first. I’m definitely going to go back and work through them though! However once the book got going I was quite hooked to try and find out ‘who did it’ and their motives. Jane Isaac weaves a good path to the end – never quite giving enough away and throwing enough surprises in to keep you on your toes. The ending also had potential for the next book in the series – a few hints at what Lavery might come up against next. This was a firm four stars for me!  Blurb below…


When the mutilated body of a police officer is found in a derelict factory, the Hamptonshire police force is shocked to the core.

DCI Helen Lavery returns from injury leave and is immediately plunged into an investigation like no other. Is this a random attack or is someone targeting the force? Organised crime groups or a lone killer?

As the net draws in, Helen finds the truth lies closer than she could have imagined, and trusts no one.

But Helen is facing a twisted killer who will stop at nothing to ensure their secrets remain hidden. And time is running out…


*Thank you to the author and The Fiction Cafe Book Club for an advanced reader copy of this book*



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