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Quiet Acts of Violence

(2020)
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A dead baby. A missing mother. A cradle of secrets.

From the author of the Scott and Bailey series, Quiet Acts of Violence is a novel about family and betrayal, injustice and poverty, the ties that bind and those that break us.


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Has the woman killed her child? Is she at risk to herself? Someone in the neighbourhood of old terraced streets has the answers. But detectives Donna Bell and Jade Bradshaw find lies and obstruction at every turn, in a community living on the edge, ground down by austerity and no hope. A place of broken dreams. Of desperation. And murder.

When a stranger crashes into Jade's life, her past comes hurtling back, threatening to destroy her and the world she has carved out for herself.

Donna struggles to juggle everything: work, marriage, kids. It's a precarious balancing act, and the rug is about to be pulled from under her.

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Praise for Cath Staincliffe:

'A star in the firmament of British crime fiction' Big Issue in the North

'Writing that gives Britcrime its heart, mind and soul'Literary Review

'Sensitive and humane' The Guardian

'Staincliffe writes brilliantly and compassionately about things that matter' Literary Review

'Compassionate, exciting and down-to-earth. Infused also with that rare and precious ingredient: true feeling' Literary Review

'Such a good writer' Marcel Berlins, The Times

'Unique in British crime fiction: truthful, affirmative and exciting. Planted in the real world and looking good on it' Literary Review

'The most grown-up writer in British crime fiction' Jake Kerridge, The Telegraph

'Harrowing and humane'Ian Rankin

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

July 2020 : UK Hardback
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Title: Quiet Acts of Violence
Author(s): Cath Staincliffe
ISBN: 1-4721-3211-4 / 978-1-4721-3211-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
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Paperback Editions

April 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: Quiet Acts of Violence
Author(s): Cath Staincliffe
ISBN: 1-4721-3209-2 / 978-1-4721-3209-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
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June 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Quiet Acts of Violence
Author(s): Cath Staincliffe
ISBN: 1-4721-3210-6 / 978-1-4721-3210-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


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July 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Quiet Acts of Violence
Author(s): Cath Staincliffe
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July 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Quiet Acts of Violence
Author(s): Cath Staincliffe
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon UK   


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July 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Quiet Acts of Violence
Author(s): Cath Staincliffe
Publisher: Constable
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July 2020 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Quiet Acts of Violence
Author(s): Cath Staincliffe
Publisher: Constable
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