The Silent Room: A Thriller (Hardcover)

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A prison van is hijacked in broad daylight, and a lone prisoner escapes into a waiting car. The fugitive is a disgraced former police Special Branch agent, accused of illegal gun trafficking. But what if he is innocent? Espionage, corruption and clever plotting make The Silent Room a gripping thriller set in northeast England. Mari Hannah’s expert pacing shines as the chapters alternate between the police, the missing prisoner and three rogue agents who secretly engage in their own investigation. Their backstories and humanity help give this thriller a soul, and the pithy British copper dialogue adds to their appeal. Swedish thugs, a Russian whistle-blower, oil rig explosions and a dead brother are part of the the intrigue. For thriller and suspense aficionados.

— From Kim Devoe


One fugitive. A deadly plot. No rules. Thus begins an ingenious and lightning-fast thriller that reviewers agree is "not to be missed."

Detective Sergeant Matthew Ryan wants to clear the name of his former boss, who stands accused of official corruption. But before he can do so, his boss disappears. Did he escape from police custody, or was he kidnapped? Or did something even worse happen to him?

The Silent Room has everything a good thriller should have--compelling characters, a gripping plot and storyline, superb pacing, and a strong sense of place. In addition it has heart, something many thrillers sorely lack. Add some truly scary villains, vast uncertainty about whom to trust, and a loudly ticking clock, and we have ourselves a thriller that will grip readers from the first pages and never let go.

"The explosive opening of The Silent Room introduces a gripping thriller with a very human face. Nobody understands the many faces of cops better than Mari Hannah."--Val McDermid

"Very creepy. Read it on your commute, and you'll be looking over your shoulder all the way home." --Marie Claire

"I was annoyed every time I was forced to put the book down and do mundane yet necessary stuff like eat or sleep." --Yrsa Siguroardottir

About the Author

MARI HANNAH is the award-winning author of the Kate Daniels crime fiction series and a former Probation Officer whose career was cut short when she was injured on duty. She's a scriptwriter who has written a feature length film and the pilot episode of a crime series for television, the latter as part of a BBC drama development scheme. She lives in Northumberland with her partner, an ex-murder detective. The Silent Room is her first standalone thriller.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781250115669
ISBN-10: 1250115663
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: January 16th, 2018
Pages: 416
Language: English