Saturday, 12 September 2015

Silenced by Anne Randall

He buried his victim alive. And now he's escaped from prison and is on the run in the city.

Fiona Henderson, the daughter of the victim who'd descended into a world of silence following her mother's murder, has gone missing. Her sister Annabelle scours the city in a desperate attempt to find her. And then the body of a homeless person is found among the rubbish in a deserted alleyway.

As DIs Wheeler and Ross investigate, more suspicious deaths occur and a pattern emerges: the victims are all homeless. And so the police are pitched against a killer who is hellbent on a mission to rid the streets of the vulnerable and dispossessed.

As Wheeler and Ross descend further into Glasgow's netherworld, their investigation reveals not only a flawed support system for the disaffected, but also a criminal class ruthlessly willing to exploit them. A city of double standards, where morality is bought and sold.

But it's when the killer begins stalking DI Wheeler, that she and Ross realise that the threat is now personal.
I would like to thank Grace Vincent for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review, also for allowing me to be part of the blog tour.

When I first started this book it took me awhile to get into the story, now let me say this I think it may be my frame of mind not the book that is the problem.

The book starts off a creepy as a murder attends a funeral but from the story he doesn't even want to be there.  Then we start to follow the police and here is where the story picked up for me.  I love the dynamic of DI Wheeler and Ross's relationship this was written well and could from the first pages tell they were a great duo.

The more I read this book the more I became hooked into the whole story.  The subplots all pulled together rathar nicely with plenty of twists and turns.  I believe there is another book before this but this can be read as a stanalone, but for the full experience I suggest reading both books.    I really am starting to love crime thrillers.

Anne Randall was born in Glasgow and after university taught English in various secondary schools in inner Glasgow. In 2011 she won first prize for crime fiction writing at the Wells Literature Festival. Anne now lives in Glastonbury with her husband, two cats and one dog. Anne's first book in the Wheeler and Ross series, Riven, was written under the name A. J. McCreanor.

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