An Act of Silence
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An Act of Silence : A gripping psychological thriller with a shocking final twist

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*** SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA IAN FLEMING STEEL DAGGER AWARD 2018***

'Sensational' Clare Mackintosh, No 1 bestselling author of I Let You Go.

'The definition of a page-turner' Sun

'Truly scary' Marian Keyes


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
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 21mm | 130g
  • Wildfire
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1472226712
  • 9781472226716
  • 626,940

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Sensational. Intricately plotted and emotionally tense. I loved it - Clare Mackintosh

This novel is the definition of a page-turner. Beautifully-written and cleverly plotted - Sun

Clever, atmospheric and truly scary - I loved it! - Marian Keyes

A scorcher of a novel where all the elements of great storytelling come together - vivid characters, great plotting, and a denouement to freeze the blood. I loved it - Liz Nugent, author of Lying In Wait

Chilling - Sunday Times

Colette is beloved of writers like Paula Hawkins, and with this twisty. clever novel, she's guaranteed to win more fans - Red Magazine

Brilliant, taut psychological thriller - and it could be true. Unputdownable - Julia Crouch

A tense thriller ... beautifully written and perfectly paced - Fiona Cummins, author of Rattle
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About Colette McBeth

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.

Twitter @colettemcbeth
Facebook /colettemcbethauthor
colettemcbeth.co.uk
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