A writer murdered.
A reader with a dangerous obsession.
A killer who shouldn’t exist.
When romance novelist Joy Haversham is murdered she leaves behind a husband, daughter and Silver, a disturbing, unfinished manuscript the publishing world are desperate to read. But her grieving husband, Roger, refuses to allow publication. Roger wants to lock himself away with his memories. But the fans have other ideas.
Nick Slater, a former reporter and successful novelist who covered the trial, remains obsessed with the unanswered questions surrounding Joy’s death. Determined to learn the truth Nick finds himself in trouble. And the evidence he will find is … impossible.
Silver is a spectacular, heart-pounding thriller about how literature shapes a life. For better and for worse. It’s truly unique but if you like authors such as Adam Croft, B.A. Paris and Robert Bryndza you are sure to love this book.
Not only did the cover of this book intrigue me, but when I read the description for it, I knew I had to read it.
As a novelist I would have thought Nick might actually be slightly scared when a couple of authors meet an untimely death but the journalist in him makes him develop a slightly unhealthy obsession instead.
Grace, Joy’s daughter, ends up falling for Nick after they meet and between them they try to solve the mystery around Joy’s death and the unfinished book.
Grace has been trying to make sense of all that has gone on and every time she goes to her parents house she reads more of the manuscript. One I think to see what it’s about as her father doesn’t want anyone to read it and secondly I think it makes her feel closer to her mother.
The author certainly takes the reader on a journey of intrigue and suspense that made for a steady read which picks up speed towards the end.
The whole story is a very dark one. Not only did I really want to know what was contained in the unfinished manuscript, I was also fascinated with a certain character whose release is very imminent from prison. Between him and his brother, who is keeping an eye on what is happening on the outside, it certainly made for a chilling and thrilling read.
Silver is without a doubt a dark and disturbing read and I can not wait to read more by the author.
Many thanks to Bloodhound Books for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.
Silver is out today and available to purchase from Amazon.