Splinter the Silence review – chilling return for the queen of thrillers…

Splinter the Silence

Psychological profiler Tony Hall and ex-DCI Carol Jordan return in a timely investigation into online abuse

Lucy Scholes
Sunday 13 September 2015 14.00 BST

Val McDermid is back with her much-loved crime-fighting partnership, psychological profiler Tony Hill and ex-DCI Carol Jordan.

The case that reunites them is a chillingly timely one, focusing on online abuse suffered by outspoken women with a feminist agenda. This isn’t the conventional setup though: there’s “no forensics, no loose ends to pull”, not even a murder verdict to kickstart the investigation – just three seemingly unconnected suicides, each mimicking that of a famous writer: Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, and Virginia Woolf.

Read the full article on the Guardian website…

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