Quiet Acts of Violence

Quiet Acts of Violence

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'Gripping' Mail on Sunday on Fear of Falling

'Cath Staincliffe gets into the heads of ordinary people and makes them extraordinary' Ann Cleeves on Fear of Falling

A dead baby. A missing mother. A cradle of secrets.

From the author of the Scott and Bailey series, Quiet Acts of Violence is a novel about family and betrayal, injustice and poverty, the ties that bind and those that break us.

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Has the woman killed her child? Is she at risk to herself? Someone in the neighbourhood of old terraced streets has the answers. But detectives Donna Bell and Jade Bradshaw find lies and obstruction at every turn, in a community living on the edge, ground down by austerity and no hope. A place of broken dreams. Of desperation. And murder.

When a stranger crashes into Jade's life, her past comes hurtling back, threatening to destroy her and the world she has carved out for herself.

Donna struggles to juggle everything: work, marriage, kids. It's a precarious balancing act, and the rug is about to be pulled from under her.


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Praise for Cath Staincliffe:

''This powerful, often harrowing story will move you to tears' My Weekly

'Harrowing and humane. A real knockout' Ian Rankin

'It's always exciting to see a writer get better and better and Cath Staincliffe is doing just that' Val McDermid

'Powerful, complex and utterly gripping' Sunday Mirror

'An intelligent and emotionally engaging moral workout' Daily Telegraph

'Complex and satisfying' Sunday Times
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Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 160 x 238 x 34mm | 500g
  • Constable
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1472132114
  • 9781472132116
  • 1,504,709

Review quote

Praise for Cath Staincliffe:

'Harrowing and humane' Ian Rankin

'Sensitive and humane' The Guardian

'Such a good writer' The Times

'Powerful, complex and utterly gripping' Sunday Mirror

'Complex and satisfying' Sunday Times

'An intelligent and emotionally engaging moral workout' Daily Telegraph

'Cath Staincliffe gets into the heads of ordinary people and makes them extraordinary' Ann Cleeves

'It's always exciting to see a writer get better and better and Cath Staincliffe is doing just that' Val McDermid

'This powerful, often harrowing story will move you to tears' MyWeekly

'Staincliffe writes brilliantly and compassionately about things that matter' Literary Review

'The most grown-up writer in British crime fiction' Telegraph
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About Cath Staincliffe

Cath Staincliffe is an award winning novelist, radio playwright and creator of ITV's hit series Blue Murder. Cath's books have been shortlisted for the CWA Best First Novel award. She was joint winner of the CWA Short Story Dagger in 2012. Letters To My Daughter's Killer was selected for the Specsavers Crime Thriller Book Club on ITV3 in 2014. Cath also writes the Scott & Bailey books based on the popular ITV series. She lives with her family in Manchester.
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Rating details

90 ratings
4.24 out of 5 stars
5 43% (39)
4 42% (38)
3 12% (11)
2 0% (0)
1 2% (2)
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