The Quiet Dead by by NJ Mackay

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An absolutely unputdownable police procedural with a shocking twist, introducing Detective Sebastian Locke. Fans of Karin Slaughter, Cara Hunter and Sharon Bolton will love this. Your book will include a book-plate signed by the Author.

Published 7 Sep 2023

About the Book…

Fifteen years ago, he confessed to the murder of his wife and children.

As a teenager, Hayley DaSilva walked into a nightmare; discovering the bodies of her mother, twin brother, and friend all brutally slaughtered in her home… and her nine-year-old brother missing. Her father, Leonard DaSilva, confessed to the murders, but Ethan was never seen again.

He lied. But why?

Now, Hayley has fled her dreadful past in Thamespark – until the call from Detective Sebastian Locke. Little bones uncovered in a shallow grave belong to Ethan… and the investigation reveals holes in the case that prove Leonard’s confession was false. He didn’t kill his family. So why did he say he did?

As DI Locke and the squad realise that a killer has been hiding in plain sight in the sleepy commuter town of Thamespark, the previously cold case becomes an urgent investigation. But as the squad gets closer to the truth of who really murdered the DaSilvas, it becomes clear that the culprit won’t hesitate to spill blood to keep their shocking secrets hidden…

About the Author…

Niki Mackay studied Performing Arts at the BRIT School. She holds a BA (Hons) in English Literature and Drama, won a full scholarship for her MA in Journalism. Under Niki Mackay, she is the author of two books featuring Private Investigator Madison Attallee ‘I, Witness’ and ‘The Lies We Tell’, as well as the gangland thrillers ‘Loaded’ and Taken. Under NJ Mackay she has published two standalone psychological thrillers, ‘Found Her’ and ‘The Girls Inside’.




NJ Mackay



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7 Sep 2023



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