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House of Silence

Patricia Marques

8 Reviews

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Thriller / suspense

The second in a speculative detective series set in Lisbon


A woman's body is found in a river just outside of Lisbon. Inspectors Isabel Reis and Aleksandr Voronov identity the murder victim as Marta Nunes - a youth centre worker who, like Isabel, classifies as Gifted. Born with special abilities, the Gifted are often looked at with a certain level of suspicion.

In the search for her killer, Reis digs into Marta's past. She soon discovers that she is connected to a number of missing women. All young, all telepathic Gifted, all vanished off the face of the earth.

Marta might have been helping these missing girls, or she might have been hurting them. But Inspector Reis needs to find the truth about who killed Marta and why, and she needs to find where the missing girls go. Because some of them might still be alive out there . . .

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Praise for the Inspector Reis series

'Breathtakingly original, and a captivating sense of place' Val McDermid, bestselling author of Still Life

'Compelling and original, this glints with freshness' Daily Mail

'A brilliantly inventive and twisty tale' Claire McGowan, bestselling author of The Push

'A good detective story . . . intriguing' Guardian

'A distinctive, intriguing, immersive debut' Mari Hannah, multi-award winning author of Without a Trace

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Praise for House of Silence

  • A brilliant read. The premise and characters are intriguing, the story completely compelling - I couldn't put it down - and I loved the beautifully depicted setting of Lisbon - Debbie Howells, bestselling author of The Bones of You

  • A brilliantly inventive and twisty tale - Claire McGowan, bestselling author of The Push

  • A distinctive, intriguing, immersive debut - Mari Hannah, multi-award winning author of Without a Trace

  • Breathtakingly original, and a captivating sense of place - Val McDermid

  • Marques sets Lisbon alight with this beautifully drawn thriller. Gifted detective Isabel Reis is everything we want from our protagonists - original and compelling, unique and fascinating. A story that'll leave you red-eyed and sleep deprived, The Colours of Death is a bold, compelling police drama a step beyond the ordinary with writing to match - Helen Fields, bestselling author of The Shadow Man

  • This is crime fiction with a twist. Detective Inspector Reis is in pursuit of a killer. Nothing new there, but the murders take place in an alternative Lisbon, Portugal where the population is split into gifted or non-gifted and Inspector Reis is registered as gifted due to her being a telepath. This was a gripping and highly invented thrill ride. I can't wait for more - Nadine Matheson, author of The Jigsaw Man

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  • An amazing genre-bending debut - David Jackson, bestselling author of The Resident

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Patricia Marques

Half-Angolan and half-Portuguese, Patricia was born in Portugal but moved to England when she was eight. As well as the MA in Creative Writing from City she holds a BA in Creative Writing from Roehampton. She lives in London and The Colours of Death is her first novel.

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