The Rest Is Silence

  • by Keith McCarthy
  • Narrated by Sean Barrett
  • 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A young boy's body is washed from the river and forensic examination reveals he has been murdered. The accidental discovery that a convicted paedophile lives in the nearby village leads to police interest in his activities, and when five decaying bodies are found in his garden, he is arrested. Helena Flemming is called in as his solicitor, but busy on another case, she asks John Eisenmenger to travel to the crime scene. And there he discovers the abuse is far more grotesque than previously thought - beneath its idyllic surface, there is a far darker side to the village.

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What the Critics Say

"British pathologist with a rattling good whodunit." (Bookseller)

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Geat listen

I enjoyed this book immensely, Sean Barrett is an excellent narrator.
McCarthy dealt with this disturbing plot with sensitivity and developed the various characters through clever and intelligent dialogue. Many times I caught myself laughing aloud at the extremely humorous way McCarthy used his literary skills to sketch the characters foibles and shortcomings.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys an intelligent book well read.
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- Lia "I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!"

Literary Mysteries

This series is extremely well-written and character-driven (as opposed to plot-driven). The prose, including excellent and intelligent dialogue, suggests once again that the Brits are superior in writing mysteries for those of us who are more interested in psychology than in car chases and gun battles. Anybody who likes Elizabeth George (Admittedly American) and PD James will like this author.
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- Eva

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-19-2008
  • Publisher: ISIS Audio Books