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The Vows of Silence: A Chief Superintendent Simon Serrailler Mysteryby Susan Hill
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The murder of an old woman rocks the town of Lafferton. The murderer has left a distinctive "sign" on the body and at the scene of the crime. A few weeks later, a similar murder occurs, and then another. Initial investigations discover that the mysterious sign was the calling card of a suspect who was charged with several murders in the northwest of the country, tried but acquitted on the grounds of insufficient evidence. Has he vanished, or is he right under their noses? Simon Serrailler is obliged to delve deeper and scratch out answers in this addictive mystery of surpassing darkness by the bestselling Susan Hill.
Hill's readers met the enigmatic and brooding Simon Serrailler in The Various Haunts of Men and got to know him better in The Pure in Heart and The Risk of Darkness. The Vows of Silence, the fourth crime novel featuring Chief Inspector Serrailler, is perhaps even more compulsive and convincing than its predecessors.
A gunman is terrorizing young women in the cathedral town of Lafferton. What?if anything? links the apparently random murders? Is the marksman with the rifle the same as the killer with the handgun?
With the complexity and character study that earned raves for The Pure in Heart and the relentless pacing and plot twists of The Various Haunts of Men, The Vows of Silence is truly the work of a writer at the top of her form.
About the Author
Susan Hill is the author of the famous ghost story The Woman in Black, now a major movie starring Daniel Radcliffe, as well as six other acclaimed mysteries starring Simon Serrailler. She lives in Gloucestershire, where she runs her own small publishing company, Long Barn Books.
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