Speak No Evil: Book summary and reviews of Speak No Evil by Martyn Waites

Speak No Evil

A Joe Donovan Thriller

by Martyn Waites

Speak No Evil by Martyn Waites
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  • Published in USA  Jun 2010
    400 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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Anne Marie is back in the hometown she hasn't seen for forty years, trying to live a normal life with her partner and teenage son. But that's impossible for Anne Marie. Because forty years ago, when she was eleven, she killed a little boy. She is trying to make peace with her past by telling her story to journalist Joe Donovan. But it's not that simple.

Suffering from horrifying visions, she sometimes does bad things. Things she has no memory of afterward. So when a teenager on her housing estate is murdered and she wakes up with blood on her hands, Anne Marie naturally fears the worst. Her fragile life falling apart, Anne Marie turns to those she loves. But where she was expecting support, she finds only betrayal. Desperate, she turns to Donovan for help. But Donovan may have his own reasons for helping her...reasons that have to do with the disappearance of his own son...

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"Starred Review. Brilliant...Donovan’s continued search for his son, who disappeared six years earlier, at age six, raises the emotional stakes in this searing crime novel." - Publishers Weekly

"Waites seems prone to juggle one more ball than he should; he did it in Bone Machine (2008), and he’s done it again here." - Booklist

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Martyn Waites is one of crime fiction's leading writers of neo-noir. He is the author of The Mercy Seat, Bone Machine, White Riot, and Speak No Evil. Waites lives in London.

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