TRIAL OF SILENCE BY FIN O'DRISCOLL


PLOT SUMMARY:

When former MI6 agent, Jack Conway is asked to investigate the death of his friend's teenage daughter, he quickly realises it is a bizarre accident, not a murder. So why the similarity to the death of a government minister over 20 years ago. A coincidence?

But Jack doesn’t believe in coincidences.

A trail of clues lead him to an art gallery on the Côte d’Azur. The unlikely culprit, an eccentric and acclaimed French artist has disappeared after his parents died in a mysterious car crash.

But that was over 50 years ago.

Why is everything happening in reverse? Conway becomes enveloped in a web of intrigue. Greed. Revenge. Infidelity. Murder.

But in what order.

Nobody talks about it and the person who knows cannot talk. Only silence. A family feud like no other.

But if there is no beginning, how can it end?


MY REVIEW:

Ok, I'm gonna put my hands up and immediately say I am biased when it comes to this book. My dad is the author! So you can probably guess where my love for writing came from!

Firstly, what I love about this book is that it's from an Irish author and I love supporting our local storytellers. Another thing that I love is the fact that you get transported from Ireland to the South of France and you can truly picture these places as you read. One thing my dad does extremely well in this book is descriptions; whether it's of places, how people look, their reactions etc. You can really picture what he is describing.

Then of course, there is the story itself. This is not your standard murder, mystery thriller. This book takes you on an intriguing journey from past to present to solve what seems like a highly unusual case.

If you're into the Da Vinci code in terms of it's history, art and mystery, then this book is definitely for you (only available on Kindle)!

Well done dad!


IN 3 WORDS/PHRASES:

Clever

Picturesque

Unpredictable


FAVOURITE QUOTE:

'The trail of silence would eventually reach an end and until then, he could wait.'


FAVOURITE CHARACTER:

Jack, he reminds me a lot of my dad (I wonder why!) and he felt real. He had his flaws and trials and wasn't this picture perfect protagonist that you see far too often in books.


OVERALL RATING:

10/10 - come on guys, I'm hardly going to give my dad anything less!

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