#1 in series

The Silent Room

Book 1 in the series

3.89 based on 88 ratings & 21 reviews on Goodreads.com
Macmillan Digital Audio

Publication date: 06.10.2016
ISBN: 9781509848348
Number of pages: 0


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.

In the media

Mari Hannah has always had two key specialities: a gift for genuinely ingenious plotting matched by a skill at choreographing suspense sequences that is the equal of more stellar names in the genre. Both characteristics are at full stretch in The Silent Room, with everyone involved (notably the warring officers in the Northumbrian police) leaping off the page. But a crime novel stands or falls on how vividly its central protagonist is conjured, and Hannah has come up with a real winner in Detective Sergeant Matt Ryan.
Very creepy. Read it on your commute and you'll be looking over your shoulder all the way home.
Marie Claire
Pacey, standalone thriller . . . turns out to be an International conspiracy, with all the delicious twists and turns that entails.
Sunday Express