An Act of Silence
A gripping psychological thriller with a shocking final twist
By Colette McBeth
'Intelligent and creepy. One of this year's best psychological thrillers' Paula Daly on THE LIFE I LEFT BEHIND. For any reader of Paula Hawkins, THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN or Alex Marwood's THE DARKEST SECRET
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'Sensational' Clare Mackintosh, No 1 bestselling author of I Let You Go.
'The definition of a page-turner' Sun
'Truly scary' Marian Keyes
'A brilliant thriller' Erin Kelly, author of He Said, She Said
'Throws a chilling light on how brazenly power can be abused, and the suffering it can bring down on the most vulnerable' Sunday Times Crime Club
MOTHER. WIFE. POLITICIAN. LIAR.
THEN: How far did she go to conceal the truth?
Politician Linda Moscow sacrificed everything to protect her son: her beliefs,
her career, her marriage. All she wanted was to keep him safe.
NOW: What will she risk to expose the lies?
When the voices she silenced come back to haunt her, Linda is faced with
another impossible choice. Only this time, it's her life on the line...
An Act of Silence is about the abuse of power, the devastating effects of keeping the truth buried, and the lengths a mother will go to save her child.
'Fiendishly impressive structure; taut, evocative prose; gripping plot' Sarah Vaughan, author of Anatomy of a Scandal
'Brilliant, taut psychological thriller. Sensitive, muscular and it could be true. Unputdownable' Julia Crouch, author of Her Husband's Lover
'Colette McBeth is beloved of writers like Paula Hawkins, and with this twisty, clever novel, she's guaranteed to win more fans' Red Magazine
'A tense thriller ... beautifully written and perfectly paced. Her best book yet' Fiona Cummins, author of Rattle
Colette McBeth is the critically acclaimed author of psychological thrillers Precious Thing, The Life I Left Behind and An Act of Silence.
Colette was a BBC TV News television correspondent for ten years, during which time she covered many major crime stories and worked out of Westminster as a political reporter.
She lives on the South Coast with her husband and three children.
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29 Jun 2017
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I loved it. Clever, atmospheric and truly scary. Colette is the real deal — Marian Keyes, bestselling author of The Woman Who Stole My Life
The definition of a page-turner — Sun
Throws a chilling light on how brazenly power can be abused at the top echelons of society, and the suffering it can bring down on the most vulnerable - packaged up in a brisk and imaginative plot — Sunday Times
Sensational. Intricately plotted and emotionally tense — Clare Mackintosh, bestselling author of I Let You Go
Brilliant, taut psychological thriller - and it could be true. Unputdownable — Julia Crouch, author of Her Husband's Lover
Colette McBeth is beloved of writers like Paula Hawkins, and with this twisty, clever novel, she's guaranteed to win more fans — Red
A tense thriller ... beautifully written and perfectly paced. Her best book yet — Fiona Cummins, author of Rattle
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
Dazzling. Political intrigue, echoes of Savile, with a troubled mother and son relationship at its heart. — Tammy Cohen, author of When She Was Bad
An intelligent psychological thriller with a new twist on the genre. A thrilling read — C.L. Taylor, author of The Missing
A scorcher of a novel where all of the elements of great storytelling come together - vivid characterisation, great plotting, and a denouement to freeze the blood. I loved it! — Liz Nugent, author of Lying In Wait
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
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
Fiendishly impressive structure; taut, evocative prose; gripping plot — Sarah Vaughan, author of ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL
Colette McBeth just gets better and better, but this was something really special — Holly Seddon
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