The Vows of Silence

A Simon Serrailler Mystery

By Susan Hill
(Overlook Press, Hardcover, 9781590202456, 328pp.)

Publication Date: October 29, 2009

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the November 2009 Indie Next List
“Fans of character-driven suspense writers like Elizabeth George, Reginald Hill, and Ruth Rendell will love Susan Hill's Simon Serrailler series. While Serrailler and his team attempt to solve a series of apparently random shootings, his sister and her husband -- both doctors -- struggle with a diagnosis that will change all their lives. A great read!”
-- Carol Schneck, Schuler Books & Music, Okemos, MI


Description
Another wrenching Simon Serrailler novel of love, loss, dreadful crimes, and terror.
We met the enigmatic and brooding Simon Serrailler in "The Various Haunts of Men" and got to know him better in "The Pure in Heart" and "The Risk of Darkness." "The Vows of Silence," the fourth crime novel featuring Chief Inspector Serrailler, is perhaps even more compulsive and convincing than its predecessors.
A gunman is terrorizing young women in the cathedral town of Laffterton. What, if anything, links the apparently random murders? Is the marksman with the rifle the same as the killer with the handgun? With the complexity and character study that earned raves for "The Pure in Heart" and the relentless pacing and plot twists of "The Various Haunts of Men," "The Vows of Silence" is truly the work of a writer at the top of her form.



About the Author
Susan Hill was born in Scarborough, Yorkshire, in 1942. She was educated at grammar schools there and in Coventry, and studied at King's College, London. She has written fiction as well as non fiction books, children's books, and two autobiographical books. She is a regular broadcaster and book reviewer. She is married to the Shakespeare scholar Stanley Wells. They have 2 daughters and live in Gloucestershire.
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