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The Silent Room

(2015)
(The first book in the Matthew Ryan series)
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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 Sigurðardóttir
Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A tense and compelling standalone thriller from one of our foremost crime writers. This book gripped me from the opening pages and never let go." - David Jackson

"Nobody understands the many faces of cops better than Mari Hannah." - Val McDermid

"The Silent Room by Mari Hannah is a dark, gripping and brutal work of true quality from a writer at the very peak of her powers." - David Mark

"It has everything a good thriller should, 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. Mari Hannah's superb writing style is put to good use during this break from her series and I was annoyed every time I was forced to put the book down and do mundane yet necessary stuff like eat or sleep." - Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

"Exciting and frightening thriller, that makes you look over your shoulder, even here in peaceful Norway - made me think of 'Homeland' when I read it." - Gunnar Staalesen


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