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Without a Word

Kate McQuaile

8 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Thriller / suspense

An emotional psychological drama from the author of the critically acclaimed novel What She Never Told Me

I was there when it happened. I watched her disappear... 'POWERFUL' - Amazon Reviewer
'ABSORBING' - Karen Perry
'INCREDIBLE' - Amazon Reviewer
'ELEGANT' - Sunday Mirror
'GRIPPING' - Amazon Reviewer
'ACCOMPLISHED' - Sunday Times
'TANTALIZING' - Amazon Reviewer
'COMPELLING' - Candis
'INTRIGUING' - Amazon Reviewer
'TWISTY' - Good Housekeeping
'FAST-PACED' - Prima
'ADDICTIVE' - Sunday Mirror

'Everything you want in a thriller' - Emma Flint, author of Little Deaths

AN EMOTIONAL AND ADDICTIVE PSYCHOLOGICAL DRAMA FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED NOVEL WHAT SHE NEVER TOLD ME

Lillian had phoned telling her to get Skype up and running. 'I have so much to tell you.' Then, the knock on the door. 'Sorry Orla, I'd better see who it is' she said. Orla waited. Seconds became minutes. She didn't know how long she waited before she realised that something terrible had happened. For more than a decade, Lillian's disappearance has remained unsolved, and Orla has found it impossible to move on.

Then she receives an unexpected visit from Ned Moynihan, the detective who led the original investigation into her friend's vanishing. Moynihan has been receiving anonymous notes accusing him of having failed to investigate the case properly. He assumes the notes are coming from Orla, yet Orla knows nothing of these letters.

Is somebody trying to tell them the truth about what really happened to Lillian that night?

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Praise for Without a Word

  • Everything you want in a thriller - Emma Flint, author of Little Deaths

  • A fast-paced read - Prima

  • A twisty tale - Good Housekeeping

  • What She Never Told Me pulls you in from the first page in its exploration of love and identity, and the complicated bonds that tie families together. An absorbing read - Karen Perry on What She Never Told Me

  • McQuaile displays great empathy for her characters in this tale of an Ireland where the past can never be left behind - Sinead Crowley on What She Never Told Me

  • Elegant, clever and totally convincing - Sunday Mirror on What She Never Told Me

  • An impulsive act has extraordinary consequences in this accomplished novel . . . Disturbing and compassionate - Sunday Times on What She Never Told Me

  • A compelling and compassionate novel - Candis on What She Never Told Me

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Kate McQuaile

Kate McQuaile is a graduate of the Faber novel-writing course. She lives in London and works as a journalist, but is originally from Drogheda in Ireland.