Just read… The Silent Dead by Claire McGowan

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Northern Ireland forensic psychologist Paula Maguire is having a tough time in the third novel of the series – heavily pregnant with no certainty over who the father is – it could be either of two guys who are still very much part of Paula’s life. And if that isn’t enough, she’s having to deal with one of the most emotional cases of her career.  ‘The Mayday Five’, clearly guilty yet cleared of a devastating bomb attack that killed 16 innocent men, women and children have gone missing, and are turning up one-by-one, murdered using the same methods their victims suffered.

And if that isn’t enough, she’s having to deal with one of the most emotional cases of her career.  ‘The Mayday Five’ have gone missing. They’re clearly guilty, yet were cleared by the law of a devastating bomb attack that killed 16 innocent men, women and children, and now they are turning up one-by-one, murdered using the same methods their victims suffered.

The story unfolds through the eyes of Paula, interspersed with the views of survivors and the surviving family members of the bomb attack, who are now the chief suspects in the abductions and murders. The Mayday bombing back-story is cleverly told through book extracts of an account of the fictional bombing.

This is a gripping story covering grief and frustration as it explores the moral dilemma of people failed by the system who may just be taking justice into their own hands. All-in-all, this is a great read, very well written and I really enjoyed the premise of the story.

The Silent Dead is out now on Kindle, and Thursday 10th March in paperback.

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About djpaterson

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