The Silent Speak

The Silent Speak : A Psychological Thriller

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"There's a lunatic out there who butchered five innocent people and nobody is looking for him."

Aoife Walsh has plenty keeping her busy-finalising her divorce from her manipulative husband, settling into her still-new relationship with Detective Conor Moloney, and trying to win the trust of his teenage son. So for the moment, her fledgeling career as a freelance journalist has been put on hold.

Then comes the horrific news that an entire family has been slaughtered in their own home. Aoife is shocked to discover two of the victims were members of her on-again-off-again book club. Even more disturbing is the revelation that the police believe it was a murder-suicide.

That's when Aoife receives a tantalising offer. Lisa, the main suspect's sister, will grant Aoife access to the victims' extended family for an exclusive news story-if Aoife will help find the real killer. Moved by Lisa's unwavering belief in her brother's innocence, Aoife agrees to help.

As she digs into the secrets of her fellow book club members, Aoife discovers potential suspects everywhere: people having affairs, a jealous husband, and a power-hungry business partner who's clearly hiding something.

Aoife keeps pulling at the threads of the story, untangling more and more deception. Is the killer really dead and buried? Is it someone Aoife already knows? Could the lunatic be closer than Aoife ever imagined?

You won't be able to put down this twisty thriller from international bestselling author Val Collins.

The Silent Speak is Book 3 in the Aoife Walsh series. All three books are standalone psychological thrillers.

The Silent Speak is now a U.S. and International bestseller.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 276 pages
  • 133 x 203 x 16mm | 318g
  • Ireland
  • English
  • 1838353429
  • 9781838353421

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"I was unable to put this book down for even a second as I just had to know how it was going to unfold. What I loved was that I thought I had it all figured out and was quite pleased with myself, but then Val Collins ripped out the rug from underneath me for a reveal that I did not see coming at all! - Once Upon A Time Book Reviews

"A gritty, intense, fast-paced, riveting, artful melding of stunning psychological thrills and nail-biting suspense. An edgy mystery full of shocking plot twists and pulse-pounding, palpable tension. A MUST for those who thrive on superbly-written, unputdownable thrillers!" - Booknerdia

"I did not see the twists coming. When all the pieces finally came together, I couldn't read fast enough. I did not expect the major plot twist, and let me tell you- Wowza." - KKEC Reads

"This book had the right amount of suspense and twists. It kept me engaged and turning pages not wanting to stop reading." - Bookoholic Cafe

"An absolute rollercoaster in the best way!" - She's Well Read

"You will not believe, who the actual culprit is. Yes - this book is keeping you on your toes, that's for sure !" - Papernerd

International Bestseller August 2021

Awarded the BRAG Medallion - June 2021
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229 ratings
4.06 out of 5 stars
5 38% (86)
4 35% (80)
3 24% (54)
2 3% (8)
1 0% (1)
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