Genre: Literary mystery

Format: Ebook, print

Purchase from: Amazon, iBooks, Kobo, Nook

Submitted by Kathy Shuker on April 22, 2019

The Silence Before Thunder

by Admin on April 22, 2019 in

It’s midsummer and the annual writing workshops are about to begin at the sprawling Devon home of novelist Eleanor Lambe. A group of old friends arrive to act as tutors, bringing past rivalries and resentments with them. They include Eleanor’s former lover, the charismatic poet Frank Marwell, and his new fiancée.

The same night, Eleanor falls from her clifftop garden and lies in hospital, damaged, silent. Gossip says she jumped; the police rule out foul play. Her niece, Jo, sits at her bedside, waiting. Messy, complicated relationships mean tensions run high, made worse when Jo starts asking awkward questions.

But what really happened that night? And will Eleanor ever remember?

A wonderful read, which, like every good mystery, keeps us precariously on the edge from beginning to end. Goodreads reviewer.

Wonderful! I saved this book for my holiday and very glad I did: once I got into it I didn’t want to put it down. The suspense builds gradually with a very satisfying conclusion. A great read as always- I’ve never been disappointed by one of Kathy Shuker’s books! Goodreads reviewer.

This is a book that keeps you guessing. It is hard to anticipate the twists and turns, but the intricacies of the plot do not mean the quality of the writing is neglected. Kathy’s use of words is excellent, painting pictures as she writes. I thoroughly recommend this book. I really enjoyed it. Kobo reviewer.