Tuesday, 16 January 2018

#BlogTour: An Act of Silence by @colettemcbeth @wildfirebks #BREAKTHESILENCE

An Act of Silence by Colette McBeth is published on 11th January 2018 by Wildfire Books. My thanks to the author and publisher for the review copy and Anne Cater of Random Things Tours for inviting me on the blog tour. 

MOTHER. WIFE. POLITICIAN. LIAR.


THEN: How far did she go to conceal the truth?

Politician Linda Moscow sacrificed everything to protect her son: her beliefs, her career, her marriage. All she wanted was to keep him safe.
NOW: What will she risk to expose the lies?
When the voices she silenced come back to haunt her, Linda is faced with another impossible choice. Only this time, it's her life on the line . . .
An Act of Silence is about the abuse of power, the devastating effects of keeping the truth buried, and the lengths a mother will go to save her child.
My Thoughts:
An Act of Silence is the most gripping and taut book that I have read in a long time. It starts off at a relentless pace that doesn't let up throughout. There is suspense and tension on every page, there is not a superfluous word. I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed reading this. Colette McBeth is an extremely talented writer and I was hanging on every word until the last page turned.

The story starts when Linda Moscow's son Gabriel returns back to her home in the middle of the night, in a state, frightened and asking for his Mothers help. Can she go as far as he asks and is all as it seems? I really have no desire to give anything away about the plot.

What ensues is an intelligent thriller but it is more than that. It is current, raw and real. An exploration of motherhood, of violence, politics and many secrets. The characters jumped off of the page and whilst the story is sometimes harsh, the characters remained very real and accessible. The time line of the story jumps around a little but this only adds to the evocative backdrop and builds the story to its gripping crescendo.

The writing in An Act of Silence is sublime and this book is so much more than a psychological thriller. It is an expert portrayal of human behaviour and the abuse of power. I adored it, and having read one of this authors books before, this one puts me in the list of fans of her work. I will be reading everything that she has written and will write.

Stunning and simply brilliant. 
About the Author:



Colette McBeth is the author of three critically acclaimed psychological thrillers. Her latest, An Act of Silence, is part domestic, part political thriller. In her former life Colette worked as a political correspondent for the BBC at Westminster, a news reporter and started out on regional newspapers. She lives by the sea with her husband and three children and never has enough time.




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  1. Thanks so much for taking part on the Blog Tour Leah xx

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