Liam O’Reilly is not enjoying the quiet of Guernsey in January. But the peace is shattered by the murder of an elderly woman from a care home. Her body is found on a grave in the military cemetery. Other victims are then attacked and Liam has no idea on motive…
Silence on the Island is the 7th book to feature Detective Inspector Liam O’Reilly and his team on Guernsey. It would work as a stand alone book although the character relationships have developed over the preceding books.
The latest murder mystery is centred around a care home. Elderly residents are abducted and killed with no apparent motive. Liam doesn’t trust the owners or the staff so there are plenty of potential suspects to investigate.
The dynamics between the police characters is enjoyable to read. Liam really has an issue with one particular officer who also happens to be dating Liam’s daughter. There wasn’t too much forensic detail or violence compared to other books in the series but the pace remained relentlessly fast.
The plot developments kept me hooked and I had no idea who was responsible. I really love this series but I felt a little dissatisfied with the ending as the motive is not fully explained. This is probably quite realistic as I’m sure many cases are not completely understood.
Silence on the Island is an entertaining and fast paced detective novel.
Silence on the Island: A Detective Liam O’Reilly Mystery (DI Liam O’Reilly mysteries Book 7)
From bestselling author, Stewart Giles, comes a new addition to the brilliant Detective Liam O’Reilly series.
January on the island of Guernsey is grim. It’s dark and depressing. Detective Liam O’Reilly expected as much.
What O’Reilly didn’t bargain for was the eerie silence on the island in the dead of winter.
And when an old lady disappears from a care home and reappears, dead on the grave of a soldier who died 80 years ago, O’Reilly has absolutely no idea what to think.
When more old people are found, murdered amongst the tombs of these dead soldiers, and O’Reilly is met with silence everywhere he turns, he really has no idea why these people had to die.
Then he finally hears the truth.
But it is a truth that will haunt him for the rest of his life.
What readers are saying about SILENCE ON THE ISLAND
Stewart Giles gives the reader so much to think, laugh and peruse about, as well as a top rate murder investigation to solve with a first class ending. Highly recommended. – Carol
A cleverly crafted plot line to keep the grey matter active right through, just how I like it. A wonderful read, highly recommended. – Misfits Farm
It is a perplexing case for Liam and his team and I just wanted to keep reading to find out who was the crook. The characters are a mix of personalities and they really add to the story. There is humour throughout too which is great. – Maureen
Riveting chapters will keep you engrossed figuring out the mystery. Following the maze-like twists and turns will keep you guessing until the surprising conclusion you’ll never see coming. – Lena
BOOKS BY STEWART GILES
STANDALONE PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLERS
DS JASON SMITH SERIES
0.5 – Phobia
1 – Smith
2 – Boomerang
3 – Ladybird
4 – Occam’s Razor
5 – Harlequin
6 – Selene
7 – Horsemen
8 – Unworthy
9 – Venom
10 – Severed
11 – Demons
12 – Deadeye
13 – Motive
14 – Australia
16 – Wishbone
17 – Ghosts
18 – Scarecrow
DI O’REILLY MYSTERIES
1 – Blood on the Island
2 – Lies on the Island
7 – Silence on the Island
DC HARRIET TAYLOR SERIES
2-The Perfect Murder
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DS JASON SMITH &DC HARRIET TAYLOR SERIES
1 – The Enigma
2 – Dropzone
3 – The Raven Girl
Trilogy: The DS Smith & Harriet Taylor box set
THE MIRANDA TRILOGY (psychological thrillers)