The Silent Dead : Paula Maguire

  • by Claire McGowan
  • Narrated by Joanne King
  • Series: Paula Maguire
  • 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Victim: male. Mid-30s. Five foot seven. Cause of death: hanging. Initial impression - murder. ID: Mickey Doyle. Suspected terrorist and member of the Mayday Five.
The officers at the crime scene know exactly who the victim is. Doyle was one of five suspected bombers who caused the deaths of 16 people. The remaining four are also missing, and when a second body is found, decapitated, it's clear they are being killed by the same methods their victims suffered.
Forensic psychologist Paula Maguire is assigned the case, but she is up against the clock - both personally and professionally. With moral boundaries blurred between victim and perpetrator, will Paula be able to find those responsible? After all, even killers deserve justice, don't they?


What the Critics Say

"A knockout new talent." (Lee Child)
"Ireland's answer to Ruth Rendell." (Ken Bruen)
"Astonishing, powerful and immensely satisfying." (Peter James)
"Page-turning." ( Guardian)
"McGowan...knows how to tell a cracking story. She will go far." ( Daily Mail)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

A very enjoyable read

Would you listen to The Silent Dead again? Why?

I love detective stories especially deep rich detective stories like this particular one. It had some great twists and turns. the story lines continued from the previous books but they managed to give enough detail so that you could listen to this story without needing to read the previous story's. I spent many enjoyable hours with this story. I think it is very well written,

What about Joanne King’s performance did you like?

Joanne King has a really lovely voice to listen to it helped me to become instantly hooked into the story, sometimes I can find narrators voices quite jarring or hypnotic but not Joanne kings.

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- Imogen

Loved it

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What was one of the most memorable moments of The Silent Dead?

Claire having her baby

Have you listened to any of Joanne King’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I have Listened to the whole series

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


Any additional comments?

Can't wait for more

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- Claire

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-11-2015
  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group