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The Silent Boy by Andrew Taylor

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Manda Scott
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The Silent Boy by Andrew Taylor

Post by Manda Scott » Thu April 2nd, 2015, 4:49 pm

Andrew Taylor is one of our greatest living historical novelists... no, scratch the historical, he's one of our greatest living novelists, period. Always inspiring, his sense of time and place are impeccable and, as ever, the inexorable draw from apparent-normality into a world of increasing danger is hair-raising and gut-clenching, but there's a lyricism in the darkness that leavens the mix and makes the characters, even the grim ones, engaging.
The Silent Boy is a direct sequel to A Scent of Death and sees Edward Savill returned to England, negotiating the ghastly chicane between his duty to his estranged wife's son by another man, his responsibility to the rest of her family, and his increasing mistrust of the men who are taking care of the boy. Charles himself, either cannot speak or will not…and the reason why is one of those plot twists that leave the rest of us open-mouthed with wonder. This is a glorious, beautiful book, full of surprise and intelligence - make it your must-read of the year...

Bestselling author of
Boudica: Dreaming. INTO THE FIRE out in June 2015: Forget what you thought you knew, this changes everything.


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Post by Amanda » Fri April 3rd, 2015, 12:30 am

Going to check this out!

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