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The Silent Room

3.82 based on 107 ratings & 27 reviews on Goodreads.com

Synopsis

A security van sets off for Durham prison, a disgraced Special Branch officer in the back. It never arrives. En route it is hijacked by armed men, the prisoner sprung. Suspended from duty on suspicion of aiding and abetting the audacious escape of his former boss, Detective Sergeant Matthew Ryan is locked out of the manhunt.

Desperate to preserve his career and prove his innocence, he backs off. But when the official investigation falls apart, under surveillance and with his life in danger, Ryan goes dark, enlisting others in his quest to discover the truth.

When the trail leads to the suspicious death of a Norwegian national, Ryan uncovers an international conspiracy that has claimed the lives of many.

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Mari has had a varied career and her partner was once a murder detective, which perhaps explains why she pulls some punches about the police force here...This story is based on actual experience, like so many crime novels. It is relatively mild, as far as language and explicit violence go, and despite or because of that it is curiously gripping and enjoyable.
Literary Review
Pacey, standalone thriller . . . turns out to be an International conspiracy, with all the delicious twists and turns that entails.
Sunday Express
A tightly plotted, page turning read with believable characters and a good sense of time and place.
Choice Magazine
Mari Hannah in conversation at The Word in South Shields

Mari Hannah in conversation at The Word in South Shields

  • The Word
    The Word
    45 Market Place South Shields , NE33 1JF UNITED KINGDOM
  • 24 November 2017 19:00
24 November 2017 07:00Z 24 November 2017 08:30Z

Award-winning novelist Mari Hannah will join us for a Q&A session that will dive into her career. Find out what inspired her to become a writer, where she gets her ideas from and more, this is an e...

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Mari Hannah at Books on the Tyne, Newcastle Book Festival

Mari Hannah at Books on the Tyne, Newcastle Book Festival

  • Newcastle City Library
    Newcastle City Library
    33 New Bridge Street West Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AX UNITED KINGDOM
  • 25 November 2017 18:00
25 November 2017 06:00Z 25 November 2017 07:30Z

Dagger in the Library’ award-winning author, Mari Hannah returns to City Library to tell us about her new book,The Death Messenger and her life as an author and scriptwriter. Mari won the Polari F...

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