Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for A Conspiracy of Silence! I will share my review of the book with you.
Standalone Novel in the DI Gillian Marsh Mysteries series
Genre: Crime fiction, Mystery, Detective/Police procedural
Publication date: October 15, 2020
Publisher: Headline Accent
I enjoyed every minute of this excellent book!
Rarely do I come across a book that hooks me from the first chapter and does not let go until the end–this is one of those gripping murder mysteries.
Slightly predictable towards the end, but I like the feeling of being capable enough to assist the detectives in their investigation! DI Gillian Marsh is a refreshing character, even if she bulldozes through her interviews without paying heed to people’s sensibilities.
We see how knowing someone is guilty is entirely different from being able to prove that guilt in a court of law. It’s horrifying to see how cold-blooded murderers can go scot free if they have a good lawyer, lots of money, or there just isn’t enough legally admissible evidence to nail them.
Themes of cyberbullying, racism, anti-Semitism, and drug dealing are explored in the book in convincing detail. I feel this would be an educative book for young adults and their parents.
I must add that the author has a crackling writing style–smooth, polished, and sophisticated. She was able to infuse humor into what should have been a dark, grim book littered with murders.
To conclude, A Conspiracy of Silence has me floored and I will definitely be picking up Anna Legat’s other novels.
(Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for my copy of the book!)
When a body is found in the grounds of a prestigious Wiltshire private school, DI Gillian Marsh takes on the case. The young groundsman, Bradley Watson, has been shot dead, pierced through the heart with an arrow.
As the investigation gathers pace, DI Marsh is frustrated to find the Whalehurst staff and students united in silence. This scandal must not taint their reputation. But when Gillian discovers pictures of missing Whalehurst pupil, fifteen-year-old Rachel Snyder, on Bradley’s dead body – photos taken on the night she disappeared, and he was murdered – the link between the two is undeniable.
But what is Whalehurst refusing to reveal? And does Gillian have what it takes to bring about justice?
About Anna Legat
Anna Legat is a Wiltshire-based author, best known for her DI Gillian Marsh murder mystery series. A globe-trotter and Jack-of-all-trades, Anna has been an attorney, legal adviser, a silver-service waitress, a school teacher and a librarian. She read law at the University of South Africa and Warsaw University, then gained teaching qualifications in New Zealand. She has lived in far-flung places all over the world where she delighted in people-watching and collecting precious life experiences for her stories. Anna writes, reads, lives and breathes books and can no longer tell the difference between fact and fiction.
To find out more: https://annalegatblog.wordpress.com/
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