The Silent Dead (Paula Maguire 3)

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What to expect

The third in the crime series featuring forensic psychologist Paula Maguire by Claire McGowan acclaimed as ‘Ireland’s answer to Ruth Rendell’ by Ken Bruen.

Victim: Male. Mid-thirties. 5’7″.
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 sixteen 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 be Paula be able to find those responsible? After all, even killers deserve justice, don’t they?

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Critics Review

  • Another clear-eyed analysis of violence and how it affects all who are touched by it . . . like the first two Maguire novels, terrific

  • I read The Silent Dead with my heart in my mouth . . . brilliant

    Erin Kelly
  • In Dr Paula Maguire, [McGowan] has created a wonderfully complex character

    Irish Independent
  • A breathlessly exciting and intelligent thriller with a brooding atmosphere

    Sunday Mirror
  • I was gripped by The Silent Dead and was fully immersed in the world created by Claire McGowan’s fine storytelling
  • Deliciously satisfying

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