Firstly I wish to thank Martina Ticic of Midas PR for inviting me on the Blog Tour for A Silent Death by Peter May
Set in Southern Spain, A Silent Death is the scorching new thriller from worldwide bestselling author of The Lewis Trilogy, Cast Iron and I’ll Keep You Safe.
A SILENT VOW
Spain, 2020. When ex-pat fugitive Jack Cleland watches his girlfriend die, gunned down in a pursuit involving officer Cristina Sanchez Pradell, he promises to exact his revenge by destroying the policewoman.
A SILENT LIFE
Cristina’s aunt Ana has been deaf-blind for the entirety of her adult life: the victim of a rare condition named Usher Syndrome. Ana is the centre of Cristina’s world – and of Cleland’s cruel plan.
A SILENT DEATH
John Mackenzie – an ingenious yet irascible Glaswegian investigator – is seconded to aid the Spanish authorities in their manhunt. He alone can silence Cleland before the fugitive has the last, bloody, word.
Peter May’s latest bestseller unites a strong, independent Spaniard with a socially inept Scotsman; a senseless vendetta with a sense-deprived victim, and a red-hot Costa Del Sol with an ice-cold killer.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
Peter May is just an unbeatable author for his worldwide location settings, his diverse characters that I love and hate with a passion and originality with every book of his that I have picked up. It is like reading a new author every time but while still wearing my metaphorical comfortable slippers too. The book is completed but I don’t want these characters to go away, I still want more. I do with every book of his that I have read.
Set in Spain, the characters that are to play centre stage in the story are introduced in the prologue. A random event, a million to one mistake and the downfall of a powerful British criminal. I was left with a promise that things were going to get very ugly from a man that I felt always gets his way.
Back in Britain, I met Mackenzie who works for the National Crime Agency and is requested to travel to Spain and return with a wanted criminal who is in custody there. I can’t even say this man’s name without smiling. He isn’t really a people person, mainly because he gets their backs up. There is no grey area, it is purely black and white and no arguing about it. He has principles that he doesn’t budge on and he is just super intelligent. Thing is he isn’t afraid to admit it all. He is a character that would drive you crazy if you worked with him or lived with him, but as someone else’s problem, he is total entertainment.
When things go belly up Mackenzie is assigned to work with officer Cristina Sanchez Pradell and to be honest this pair made me giggle. Mackenzie has brilliant investigating skills and Pradell is eager to learn from the best. The pace is fast throughout and the tension unbearable. Just loved the background stories of the characters, especially Cristina’s aunty, Ana.
A brilliant total entertainment package that I highly recommend. Superb!
HERE, IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
PETER MAY was an award-winning journalist at the age of just twenty-one, winning ‘Young Journalist of the Year’. He left newspapers for television and screenwriting, creating three prime-time British drama series and accruing more than 1,000 television credits. May is published in 32 languages, has sold several million copies worldwide as well as winning numerous awards. His novel I’ll Keep You Safe (2018) was no.1 and his new novel, The Man With No Face, no.2 in The Times charts. In recent years, Peter has won the Best Crime Novel Award for The Blackhouse at Bouchercon in the US, Entry Island won the Deanston Crime Book of the Year and Specsavers ITV3 Crime Thriller Book Club Best Read Award