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Silent Crimes

(2019)
(The eighth book in the DCI Sophie Allen series)
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Looking for a gripping mystery by a bestselling author? Full of twists and turns, this crime thriller will keep you turning the pages until the satisfying conclusion.

AN INTRICATE MYSTERY FULL OF BURIED SECRETS.

Detective Sophie Allen’s daughter discovers the body of a reclusive tramp in remote woodland in Dorset. He’s been dead for a week.

Sophie and her team try to piece together something about his life, but progress is slow.

NO ONE IS QUITE WHAT THEY SEEM.

Then a hidden package is discovered near his rudimentary shelter. The police also find out that someone has been in the area asking about the tramp recently. A picture begins to emerge.

He was an important member of a commune that had a three-year existence on a farm on the Quantock Hills in Somerset more than decade earlier.

WHAT HAPPENED IN THE COMMUNE AND WHY ARE PEOPLE STILL DYING BECAUSE OF IT?

Discover the truth in this captivating crime mystery.

If you like
Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Colin Dexter, Ruth Rendell, or Mark Billingham you will be gripped by this exciting new crime fiction writer.

WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT MICHAEL HAMBLING:

“Very well written and
highly recommended.” Viv

“An
utterly compelling book from Michael Hambling.” Ron

“The characters were a diverse, mixed bag of
well-developed, realistic personalities.” Nicki

“This book is a
must read.” Barbara

“This was a good book,
I love Sophie as a character.” Hannelore

Silent Crimes is book eight of a new series of crime thrillers featuring Sophie Allen, head of the Violent Crime Unit in Dorset.

THE DETECTIVES
DCI Sophie Allen
is Dorset’s acknowledged expert on murder and violent crime. She is 42 as the series starts, and lives with her husband and younger daughter in Wareham. Her elder daughter is studying in London. Sophie has a law degree and a master’s in criminal psychology. Her brilliant mind conceals some dark secrets from her past.

DS Barry Marsh is based at Swanage police station. He's quiet, methodical and dedicated, the perfect foil for Sophie's hidden fragility.

THE SETTING
Dorset. A beautiful English county which includes a stunning section of the coastline, but whose beauty belies darkness beneath the surface.

DISCOVER YOUR NEXT FAVOURITE MYSTERY SERIES NOW!

THE DCI SOPHIE ALLEN BOOKS

Book 1: DARK CRIMES
Book 2: DEADLY CRIMES
Book 3: SECRET CRIMES
Book 4: BURIED CRIMES
Book 5: TWISTED CRIMES
Book 6: EVIL CRIMES
Book 7: SHADOW CRIMES
Book 8: SILENT CRIMES
Book 9: RUTHLESS CRIMES
Book 10: BRUTAL CRIMES
Book 11: HIDDEN CRIMES


Genre: Mystery

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