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DEAD SILENT a gripping detective thriller full of suspense (Calladine & Bayliss Mystery Book 2)

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Thrillers are usually fast paced but this just seemed to race towards the end at the expense of the story. I was about to put up the review for book 3 when I noticed I hadn't yet put up the review for book 2. Dead Silent by Helen Durrant is this month’s read over at the Kindle English Mystery Club on Goodreads. This is a totally gripping twisty turny book with plenty going on: an abducted child, murder of a witness and the dead/missing young women. The detectives are hunting a serial killer, a missing child and trying to sort out their chaotic personal lives, where it's the old cliche of the job getting in the way of romance.

Much in demand for his voice work, Jonathan's broad range also includes voicing the audio guide for The Sistine Chapel. If you found the first book in the series a touch too gruesome for you I'm afraid this book isn't going to be any better for you if you've got a weak stomach, especially if you are afraid of the dentist! For the first bit of this book he keeps telling Ruth he's going to "sort things out" with Monika, but then does his own thing. I enjoyed the way the character of the killer was written as they were very much the dark, sadistic and obsessed kind who's feeling for all but their obsession was seemingly muted. Furthermore, this book loses a whole point, one less star, based on the abrupt ending which means it can not standalone and the reader is obliged to read on .A good detective story that moves on at a reasonably fast pace that involves a man with fanatical emotions towards a woman that he loves and idolises but which are not reciprocal. I do feel I should state here that there are some scenes of sexual violence that could be distressing for readers, if this is something that you feel could be upsetting for you this is maybe one to avoid. We have suspicious deaths, it starts with a woman's body being found in the back of a car after a road traffic accident involving a pile up, however, its not all straight forward and more deaths are revealed along the way. Although the wtiting is taunt and there is urgency in the developing case I miss the time spent misleading the reader, entertaining the reader and using words to carry a more rounded story.

He claims to have absolutely no idea what he's doing with his love life when in reality its down to him making asinine choices and then not being able to own up to them. I am really enjoying this series, getting to know the characters and enjoying how they solve the murders. I realise this is a work of fiction but I prefer the main police characters in crime stories to have a certain degree of credibility and be people I can empathise with to some extent. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.

Some reviewers have said not, which puzzles me, because there is definitely a connection, but it’s not what you’d expect. She is a good friend as well as a colleague, and she never hesitates to give her advice when it comes to Tom’s personal life. This is the first book I’ve read by Helen Durrant but after finishing this one, it won’t be my last. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products.

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