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The Silent Room

(2015)
(The first book in the Matthew Ryan series)
A novel by

 
 
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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Used availability for Mari Hannah's The Silent Room

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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


November 2015 : UK Paperback

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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Silent Room
Author(s): Mari Hannah
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   


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


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)
Author(s): Mari Hannah
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA