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The Silent Cry

The Silent Cry
The Silent Cry

In sunless Water Lane, respected solicitor Leighton Duff is found, kicked and beaten to death. Beside him lies the barely living body of his son, Rhys. The police cannot fathom these brutal assaults until Monk uncovers a connexion between them and a series of rapes and beatings of local prostitutes. Then shockingly, it begins to appear that young Rhys may have killed his own father...

  • "... convincing yet disturbing picture of early Victorian London." Publishers Weekly,
  • "If Dickens had written detective stories, they would have been like this. Enough said. *****" Darlington Northern Echo,
  • "The action careers between the low-and high-born in Victorian society. The denouement is shocking, and the characters are so richly drawn that you’ll miss them when they’re gone." Los Angeles Times,