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The Silent Room

(2015)
(The first book in the Matthew Ryan series)
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The Silent Room is the first tense police procedural in the thrilling Matthew Ryan series by Mari Hannah.

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

A security van sets off for Durham prison, a disgraced Special Branch officer in the back. It never arrives. En route it is hijacked by armed men, the prisoner sprung. Suspended from duty on suspicion of aiding and abetting the audacious escape of his former boss, Detective Sergeant Matthew Ryan is locked out of the manhunt.

Desperate to preserve his career and prove his innocence, he backs off. But when the official investigation falls apart, under surveillance and with his life in danger, Ryan goes dark, enlisting others in his quest to discover the truth.

When the trail leads to the suspicious death of a Norwegian national, Ryan uncovers an international conspiracy that has claimed the lives of many.

Continue the gripping crime series with The Death Messenger.



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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Hardback Editions

January 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Silent Room: A Thriller (Matthew Ryan)
Author(s): Mari Hannah
ISBN: 1-250-11566-3 / 978-1-250-11566-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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November 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Silent Room (Matthew Ryan)
Author(s): Mari Hannah
ISBN: 1-4472-9104-2 / 978-1-4472-9104-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Paperback Editions

October 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Silent Room (Matthew Ryan)
Author(s): Mari Hannah
ISBN: 1-4472-9105-0 / 978-1-4472-9105-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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November 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Silent Room
Author(s): Mari Hannah
ISBN: 1-5098-2217-8 / 978-1-5098-2217-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

January 2018 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Silent Room: 1
Author(s): Mari Hannah
ISBN: 1-5098-9046-7 / 978-1-5098-9046-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Macmillan audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


January 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Silent Room: A Thriller (Matthew Ryan)
Author(s): Mari Hannah
ISBN: 1-4272-9133-0 / 978-1-4272-9133-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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January 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Silent Room
Author(s): Mari Hannah
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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October 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Silent Room
Author(s): Mari Hannah
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
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October 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Silent Room
Author(s): Mari Hannah
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


October 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Silent Room
Author(s): Mari Hannah
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Silent Room
Author(s): Mari Hannah
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

January 2018 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Silent Room: A Thriller (Matthew Ryan)
Author(s): Mari Hannah
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   


December 2015 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Silent Room (Matthew Ryan Book 1)
Author(s): Mari Hannah
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon AU   


November 2015 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Silent Room (Matthew Ryan Book 1)
Author(s): Mari Hannah
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA