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Silent Waters

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Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Haunting, visceral writing, a pulse-pounding plot, and characters you will take into your heart. Stunning." - Lizzy Barber

"It me less than 24 hours to read this and I'm still reeling - so intense, so tangled, so beautifully written and utterly, brilliantly claustrophobic." - Emma Christie

"A compelling and atmospheric story of toxic friendships, secrets and divided loyalties all set around the competitive world of diving - loved it." - Catherine Cooper

"Silent Waters is a brilliant, beautifully written thriller with an unusual premise and shocking twists. I loved it! Her best yet!" - Claire Douglas

"Fiendishly clever, fascinating and with a host of fully realised characters, Silent Waters is one of the most original and atmospheric thrillers I've ever read. I absolutely love L.V. Matthews' writing - it always takes you by surprise." - Charlotte Duckworth

"L.V. Matthews has done it again with a truly dark and complex thriller that will have you gasping for breath." - Sophie Flynn

"Silent Waters is dripping in menace. An exhilarating and immersive look into the highly competitive world of female diving. The delicious prose along with some heart-stopping twists and turns will keep you up all night. I loved it!" - Emily Freud

"A police diver, a thwarted Olympic dream, a missing woman, and a body in a watery grave. [...] A thrillingly murky tale of tainted love and betrayal, an edge-of-the-jetty read. I dare you to jump in!" - Janice Hallett

"Beautifully written, perfectly paced and as absorbing as the silent waters the novel describes! Had me hooked from page one to the gripping finale." - G R Halliday

"I loved the chilling, atmospheric and expertly plotted Silent Waters. A wonderfully intriguing mystery and a definite must-read!" - Karen Hamilton

"With a captivating cast of characters - some I loved to hate! - I thoroughly enjoyed this dip into the murky world of police diving. Utterly compelling." - Sam Holland

"Propulsive and intricately plotted, Silent Waters is the thriller to watch for in 2023." - Ella King

"I was immediately obsessed with this brilliant, murky but warm story of deep-buried secrets and impossible choices. Gorgeously real characters and relationships and a compelling mystery with heartbreakingly high stakes. Loved it!" - Gytha Lodge

"A tightly plotted and skilfully rendered story with strong characters that jumped off the page. Beautifully claustrophobic." - Imran Mahmood

"A gripping intensity on every page that will have you racing through this book!" - Lauren North

"An original, compelling foray into the toxic world of Olympic diving, with Matthew's signature stunning characterisation and gripping plot. Silent Waters should be at the top of every crime/thriller lover's TBR next year." - Saira Shah

"Terrific, memorable suspense writing that draws you in. Silent Waters is a real up-all-night thriller." - B P Walter

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