AN ACT OF SILENCE
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. These are the facts I collect. My son Gabriel met a woman called Mariela in a bar. She went home with him where they had sex. 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: loving mother to Gabriel. Linda promised herself years ago that she would never let her son down again. Even if it means going against everything she believes in – she will do anything to protect him. She owes him that much. Gabriel Miller: the prodigal son. He only ever wanted his mother’s love, but growing up he always seemed to do the wrong thing. If his mother could only see the bad in him – how could he possibly be good? How far will a mother go to save her son? Linda’s decision might save Gabriel, but it will have a catastrophic impact on the lives of others. What would you do if faced with the same impossible choice?
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Praise for AN ACT OF SILENCE
‘Sensational. Intricately plotted and emotionally tense. I loved it.’
Clare Mackintosh, author of the New York Times bestselling I Let You Go
‘Colette Mcbeth has penned a scorcher of a novel where all of the elements of great story-writing come together, with vivid characterisation and great plotting, finishing with a denouement to freeze the blood. I loved it!’
Liz Nugent, bestselling author of Unravelling Oliver and Lying in Wait
‘An Act Of Silence is dazzling. Political intrigue, echoes of Savile, with a troubled mother and son relationship at its heart.
Tammy Cohen, author of When She Was Bad
‘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
‘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
‘A tense and gripping thriller.’
Sinead Crowley, author of Can Anybody Help Me?
‘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
‘What a moving, marvellous book. I loved it!’
Kate Rhodes, author of River of Souls
‘Loved, loved, loved An Act of Silence. A brilliant read!’
Sinead McIntyre, editor of Fabulous Magazine
‘Brilliantly compulsive, utterly heartbreaking, beautifully written. A psychological thriller of depth and beauty.’
Liz Barnsley, Lizlovesbooks.com
THE LIFE I LEFT BEHIND
Six years ago Melody Pieterson was attacked and left for dead. She coped by locking away her memories, burying herself. The man responsible was caught and convicted. Even his release from jail won’t derail her new life. She’s a survivor after all.
Then the body of another woman is discovered in identical circumstances. Like Melody she has blond hair and green eyes. Like Melody she is found holding a gold bird cage chain. Her name is Eve Elliot. The woman were strangers, so Melody thinks.
But Eve knew all about Melody’s life. She’d been talking to her friends, she knew their secrets. She knew the man who attacked them had never been caught. Eve has left behind her story, the clues that will force Melody to confront her own lies and the lies she’s been told. The clues that will put her life in danger all over again.
Two friends. One obsession. I know her inside out. I know what she’s thinking, I know what she wants. So I can’t give up on her, she knows I never will.
Rachel and Clara are old school friends, best friends who shared an unshakeable bond. Now in their late twenties Rachel is a successful TV crime while Clara’s life is spiralling out of control. But when Rachel is sent to cover the story of a woman’s disappearance she realises it’s her oldest friend who has gone missing and everything she thought she knew about Clara and her own life is called into question.