It's time for the May 2020 book and theme reveal!
The theme for this crime & mystery monthly box is...
'Searching for the Truth...' and features
The Silence by Susan Allcott.
We may not be able to physically travel but let us transport you to Sydney, Australia to delve into a mystery reaching back to the 1960's. We will search for the truth with Isla and uncover the secrets her family never wanted her to know.
'A riveting mystery, beautifully unwound. The Silence excavates dark, decades-old secrets buried in human hearts, in families and in nations. I read it in one weekend’ ERIN KELLY
It is 1997, and in a basement flat in Hackney Isla Green is awakened by a call in the middle of the night: her father, Joe, phoning from Sydney.
30 years ago, in the suffocating heat of summer 1967, the Greens’ next-door neighbour Mandy disappeared. Joe claims he thought she had gone to start a new life; but now Mandy’s family is trying to reconnect, and there is no trace of her. Isla’s father was allegedly the last person to see her alive, and he’s under suspicion of murder.
Back home in Sydney, Isla's search for the truth takes her back to 1967, when two couples lived side by side on a quiet street by the sea. Could her father be capable of doing something terrible? How much does her mother know? And is there another secret in this community, one which goes deeper into Australia’s colonial past, which has held them in a conspiracy of silence?
Deftly exploring the deterioration of relationships and the devastating truths we keep from those we love, The Silence is a stunning debut from a rising literary star.
I’m really excited to be bringing you this new novel which will be published on 30 April 2020.
Our copies will be signed by the author and accompanied by a great exclusive interview.
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