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When Silence Kills

Mark Griffin

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Crime & mystery

A killer so clever, nobody heard the screams . . . The thrilling third novel in the electrifying crime series starring Holly Wakefield, criminal psychologist for the Met Police.

A serial killer is back . . .

When the mutilated body of a woman is discovered in her home, DCI Bishop from the Met murder squad is called in to oversee the case. The horrific killing bears a striking resemblance to three other murders years before, but the cases were never solved. Bishop knows they need the help of Holly Wakefield, a criminal psychologist who has a talent for getting inside the minds of psychopaths.

The grisly murders occur every three years, but it is the child-like stick-man drawing left at each crime scene that has the police baffled. A post-mortem also detects a cocktail of drugs that can leave a victim screaming in silence. No one would have heard their cries for help.

Holly has her own demons to fight, but that doesn't stop her mission to find this rare breed of serial killer. She suspects Bishop is missing a vital clue that links the victims. But can she discover the link before the killer comes knocking on her door . . . ?

A gripping serial killer thriller for fans of Mark Billingham, Robert Bryndza and Stuart MacBride.


'Creepy, twisted and gripping' SUN

'Mightily impressive . . . Deviously plotted' DAILY MAIL

'A thrilling new talent' PETER JAMES

'Dark, compelling' M. W. CRAVEN

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Praise for When Silence Kills

  • Praise for the Holly Wakfield series:

  • Creepy, twisted and gripping - Sun

  • Mightily impressive . . . deviously plotted, with a bleak thread of intriguing twists - Daily Mail

  • A thrilling new talent

  • Dark, compelling and expertly paced . . . one of the best police procedurals I've read for a long time

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Mark Griffin

Mark Griffin began his writing career when he was a teenager, with three successive years of gold medal awards in the Hampshire Writing Festival. In 1996 he moved to Los Angeles, where he turned his attention to acting, script writing and development.

After returning to England, Mark continued in this profession, and in April 2017 was shortlisted in the top five out of 3500 entrants in a national crime thriller writing competition sponsored by Random House Publishing and the Daily Mail for his debut, When Darkness Calls.

When Darkness Calls is the first thriller starring criminal psychologist Holly Wakefield and it was longlisted for the CWA New Blood Dagger Award in 2019. When Angels Sleep is the second Holly Wakefield thriller.

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