The Vows of Silence : Simon Serrailler

  • by Susan Hill
  • Narrated by Steven Pacey
  • Series: Simon Serrailler
  • 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Gunmen are terrorising young women in the Cathedral town of Lafferton. What - if anything - links the apparently random murders? Is the marksman with a rifle the same person as the killer with a handgun? Detective Chief Superintendent Simon Serrailler falls back on well tried police methods such as questioning neighbours and house-to-house searches. Simon has been promoted and is now with the Serious Incident Flying Taskforce, but he is still at heart a loner and these chilly murders are on his home territory.


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More than just a detective story

I've enjoyed several of the books in this series featuring DCI Simon Serrailer and thought this one especially good. Serrailer is a more unusual sort of policeman than that commonly depicted in detection fiction: much more interesting and sensitive and not exhibiting the clichés of being a cynical hard-drinking, smoking, junk-food-eating cop. In other detective series I get bored by the side stories of the detective's sad lives and emotional baggage, whereas, in this book, Serrailer's relationships with his sister and father add to the basic story and make the book a much more satisfying listen. It's a good detective story, too. The reader is excellent, which makes such a difference to an audio book.
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- Kirstine

Really Excellent

This series just gets better and better. Although I am not usually interested in "family drama" novels, these books are so well written that I have become really involved with the characters and the ongoing story of the interwoven families in the book kept me engrossed.
Although it could be read on its own, I would say that the book is best read after the first three. I hope that there will be more, as I am looking forward to finding out what happens next.
My only criticism is that there is one important loose end not tied up (I can't say what it is without revealing the end) but perhaps it will be dealt with in the next story.
Steven Pacey is excellent as the reader - not only fluent and good at accents, but a superb reminder of my favourite childhood television series!
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- Catherine

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-05-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios