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Walls of Silence

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Walls of Silence - A truly unmissable historical psychological thriller

The patient has a story that isn’t told and which no one knows of. It is the secret, the rock against which he is shatteredCarl Jung

The Great War is over but for Edith Potter an equally devastating conflict is about to begin.

She is unhinged by a secret so terrible her conscious mind doesn’t acknowledge it.

It is 1927 and Dr Stephen Maynard is using the new science of psychoanalysis to restore her sanity.

From his first meeting with her in the lunatic asylum, Dr Stephen Maynard is determined to bring her back to reality. During the long challenge, her disturbed behaviour forces him to confront his limitations – already severely stretched by the presence of someone prepared to use whatever weapons they can to ensure she maintains her silence.

What everyone is saying about Walls of Silence:

"Parts of this story I found were dark and disturbing especially the opening, but that's what drags the reader in." Gemma Myers - Between The Pages Book Club

"This book has such a beautifully creepy undertone that keeps you just waiting for the other shoe to drop." Ashley Gillan - (e)Book Nerd Reviews

"I adored this book, it’s a strange word to use but it kept me gripped, and kept guessing what was going to happen next as all is not what it seems." Claire Stanley - The Secret World Of A Book Blog

"An interesting and thought-provoking read!" Kate Noble - The Quiet Knitter

"Walls of Silence is an entirely unique, compelling and gripping novel that explores mental health, psychiatry and the complexities of trauma." Beverley Scott - Beverley Has Read

"Walls Of Silence is one of those slow burners that with a build-up of intrigue, keeps you turning those pages." Sarah Hardy - By The Letter Book Reviews

"A wonderful story of a woman’s struggle with life told in the most exquisite way." Alexina Golding - Bookstormer

"It’s unnerving, it’s shocking and at times it’s disturbing." Katie Jones - Katie's Book Cave

"I love historical fiction so books set in this era are normally a winner with me and this one is superb!!" Donna Maguire - Donnas Book Blog

"Ruth Wade’s characters have left a very impressionable impact on me, where I am still getting a wave unbelievable emotions." Susan Hampson - Books From Dusk Till Dawn


Genre: Historical Mystery

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