The Silent Girls
‘Ambulance and police. Something’s happened. I don’t know what. But my little girl–’ A sob choked off the sentence. ‘It’s my daughter…’
When beautiful young Nia Hopkins goes missing from her family’s farm on the icy outskirts of the Forest of Dean, her blood soaking the floor, the Gloucestershire police are convinced she’s been taken by the killer who stabbed to death Emily Risman eighteen years ago. They’re desperate to finally have the evidence to put him away. To save another girl before it’s too late.
But Detective Anna Gwynne thinks the press frenzy is making them obsess over the wrong man. He doesn’t fit the profile she’s been trained to see. This killer is sadistic. The suspect isn’t capable of that kind of crime.
And when Anna finds a link to other cold cases, she realises the killer is manipulating the police to cover up other unspeakable crimes.
With no one listening, Anna knows she’s the only one who can hunt down this serial killer. But if she goes out alone, is she putting her own life in danger?
An absolutely page-turning thriller that will have you hooked. If you love Val McDermid, Angela Marsons and Robert Dugoni, you won’t be able to put down The Silent Girls.
What people are saying about The Silent Girls:
‘Pulled me in from the start and just wouldn’t let go. This is an incredibly gripping page-turner with a cast of truly fabulous characters… gets right under your skin… Incredibly compelling, it had me hooked.’ Novel Deelights
‘I loved this book… I couldn’t put it down, I was hooked from the first page. Five star recommendation.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘I absolutely devoured this book… full of twists and turns even right at the end… Definitely a must read for 2018! Can’t wait for the next one!’ Goodreads reviewer
‘I was hooked right from the very first chapter… the pace never slows down… If you are looking for a new and refreshing detective series to follow, you should go meet Anna Gwynne!’ It’s All About Books
‘Intense and gritty… The Silent Girls was a suspenseful and eerie ride, and a fantastic start to the series. I can’t wait for the next book!!’ Jenea’s Book Obsession
‘Loved delving deep into the dark mind of a serial killer… The Silent Girls drips with intense and insatiable criminal desire, pulling you deeper into the darkest of minds.’ Sweet Little Book
‘An impressive, addictive and compelling read from a master storyteller. Once I started this book, I could not bear to be parted from it… you dare not take a breath as the suspenseful story unfolds right up until the cinematic end.’ Renita D’Silva
‘Phenomenal… The Silent Girls is a fantastic start to a new series full of vivid characters and a meaty plot that you will want to sink your teeth into… I need more!’ Sinfully Wicked Book Reviews
‘Hold onto your hats for a heartpoundlingly gripping read that will knock your socks right off!… I CAN NOT WAIT to see what you bring us next!’ Orchard Book Club
‘Brilliantly terrifying. It will keep you hooked… guessing right until the very end.’ Star Crossed Reviews
‘Haunting… a story that will stay with you long after it’s over… A great beginning to a new detective series! Bravo for Dylan Young!’ Two Girls and a Book Obsession
Previously titled Come Out to Play.