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Summary

A TRAGIC DEATH.

A TOWN FILLED WITH SECRETS.

A nameless body.

A young man is found hanging from a tree, with nothing to identify him. 

No leads to follow.

Was he driven to suicide, or was he silenced? Somebody knows, but they’re not saying. 

Who’s next?

With potential witnesses too scared to talk to her, can DI Manon Bradshaw discover the truth before more innocent people die?

©2020 Susie Steiner (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"A brilliantly gripping tale." (Lucy Foley)

"No one writes crime fiction like Susie Steiner." (Erin Kelly)

"Manon Bradshaw is such a great creation. (Remain Silent) is so spot-on about love, relationships, middle-age, being a woman. The plot...broke my heart. So moving." (Marian Keyes) 

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Good story, terrible narration

Really really awful narration completely ruined the audiobook. Accents were all over the place. Laughable.

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Great Story - Terrible Narration

I love Susie Steiner’s Manon Bradshaw books. They are superbly written, have great plots and Manon is just a joy. This book was no different. However, the narration is just awful. This book requires the narrator to perform a large number of accents, none of which she manages to carry off convincingly. The Glaswegian characters sound nothing like any Glaswegian or indeed Scottish people I’ve ever heard. If you love this series of books, as I do, do yourself a favour and read this book instead of listening to it.

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Great characters, narration flawed

Susie Steiner writes fabulous characters and I find the twists and turns of Manon’s life and her no-holds -barred observations more satisfying than the crimes, particularly in this book. Her feelings on middle age and marriage are so acute that if I had been reading a physical book I would have underlined them and popped a post it note on the page so I could re-read them. ‘No one is entitled to be happy’ or words to that effect! And Manon’s lecture to Bri’s husband Peter (I won’t do a spoiler about why) is nothing short of brilliant. However, I have to agree with other reviewers about the narration. Juanita is talented as a reader but regional accents are not her strong suit. The Scottish accent in particular is problematic and Davy veers from ooh-aah zummerset by way of Cardiff and as for Kim; Geordie, Irish, Liverpudlian? It’s a shame, narration can make or break audio books. My advice is fast forward through the Scottish, it’s not deal-breaking in terms of plot!

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One of the very best narrators around

extremely good storyline about a current concern, slave labour. thoroughly entertaining book. I enjoyed form beginning to end.

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No one does it better!

Please Susie, Keep them coming. You are spot on portraying people. One becomes addicted to Your storytelling and I very much need Manon Bradshaw in my life. The only drawback to this audio book is, that it has ended. Juanita McMahon as the narrator does a fantastic job breathing life to the charachers. Thank You both.