Tuesday, January 16, 2018

TLC Book Tour: Sunday Silence

I'm always surprised by how many mystery series are out there. And despite reading a lot of different series, how many there are that I have yet to sample.  

Sunday Silence by Nicci French is the seventh (and finale) in this series featuring Frieda Klein, a police consultant.

I am truly late to the party on this series.  Sunday Silence does work as a stand-alone mystery, but for readers (like myself) who enjoy reading a series in order, this book is not the one you should start with.

However, the premise is certainly attention-getting.  Frieda makes a gruesome discovery after her house begins to smell. There is a body rotting under the floorboards of her house.  The murder suspect is a man who many believed died seven years ago.  

The stakes raise even higher when a young boy is taken, returned unharmed, but left with a human ear in his pocket.  

French's novel is full of suspense and is fast moving.  I wish I felt as connected to Frieda and the cast of characters in this book as I do to others from mystery series I read.  Some of that is lack of familiarity at this point with these people, but French's writing is more action driven than character driven.  While I love a good suspenseful plot, the parts of this novel I enjoyed the most were the parts where we got to see Frieda as a friend to others and learn more about her as a person.  I'm curious to see how much more I know about her after I have read all seven books in this series.

French (a husband/wife writing team) is definitely a writer worth reading.  I enjoyed the twists and turns in the story and getting to meet some interesting characters in Sunday Silence.

Thanks to TLC Book Tours for providing a copy of this book for my review.  All opinions expressed are, as always, my own.

For more information, visit the HarperCollins website.


Kay said...

This is one of my favorite series. I have loved it. And...it's not the last book. There will be one more. It will be my 'Waiting on Wednesday' pick in a couple of weeks, but it's called DAY OF THE DEAD. Just FYI. ;-)

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

It is crazy how many mystery series there are out there. I have so many to try to catch up on!

Thanks for being a part of the tour.