The Final Silence

The Final Silence

Book - 2014
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"In Belfast, Northern Ireland, memories of the city's troubled history haunt every street corner, but for one tortured soul, the incredible violence in his past is also his most cherished legacy. Rea Carlisle--daughter of influential Stormont politician Graham Carlisle--has inherited a house from an uncle she never knew. It doesn't take her long to clear out the dead man's remaining possessions, but one of the upstairs rooms remains stubbornly locked. When Rea finally forces it open, she discovers inside a chair, a table, and a leather-bound book, its pages filled with a host of chilling mementos, locks of hair, fingernails: a catalogue of victims. Horrified, Rea wants to go straight to the police but her father intervenes. Graham Carlisle has worked too hard to get where he is just to have his brother's twisted legacy ruin his own. Thwarted by her father, Rea turns to the only person she can think of: disgraced police inspector Jack Lennon, a man who also happens to have briefly been her lover. But Lennon somehow finds himself the lead suspect in a murder investigation led by one of the force's toughest cops, DCI Serena Flannagan. The suddenness of the murder and his implication in it, coupled with the story Rea brought to him, leaves Lennon more than a little suspicious that the two are related and that he has once again found himself lining up against people with power and influence. Lennon will risk everything to get to the bottom of this grisly conspiracy"--
Publisher: New York, NY :, Soho Crime,, 2014
ISBN: 9781616955489
Branch Call Number: F NEV NVD
Characteristics: 342 pages ; 24 cm


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Jun 11, 2020

Neville = Irish
“Rea carlisle, daughter of influential politicianGraham Carlisle, inherits a house from an uncle. In an upstairs room she discovers a chair, A table, leather bound book. Disgraced police inspector Jack Lennon is called in. ... DCI Serena Flanagan.

Apr 13, 2020

A decades long string of murders comes to light when a neighbour dies.
Very creepy.
Finished April 2020

Aug 25, 2015

Formulaic and uninteresting. The lead character, Jack, is pathetic and whiny at most. The story doesn't even go into the best parts of the plot, but rather focuses on uninteresting aspects, much like a bad movie on Lifetime.

Mar 29, 2015

While I thought the story was good, I couldn't get past the formulaic nature of the story. I was able to blow through this book pretty quickly as the plot and characters are all straightforward. Full review of the book is here:

alexica Nov 06, 2014

Stuart Neville has to work hard to live up to his "Ghosts of Belfast," and this latest effort doesn't make it. Jack has become whiney and self-indulgent and the book repetitious. Everything is blamed on everyone else, including things under his control. He loves his daughter, just not enough to meet her basic needs and he seems to relish in is incompetence.

The plot is contrived, and the remedies miraculous. If only everyone else would take responsiblity for him.

Neville said in his Acknowledgements that certain people helped him get through a bad patch in writing the book and you just wish that he would have taken that extra six months or so to get it right himself.

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