The Vows of Silence

A Chief Superintendent Simon Serrailler Mystery

By Susan Hill
(Overlook Press, Paperback, 9781590204429, 328pp.)

Publication Date: January 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover

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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

Hill's readers 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 Lafferton. 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.

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