A happy belated release!
Thanks to Minotaur Books for the advanced ebook copy in exchange for my honest review.
THE SILENT ROOM – Mari Hannah (out now!)
Who doesn’t love a good prison escape meets International conspiracy suspense?
My Thoughts: 4/5 stars!
This was my introduction to Mari Hannah and her writing. I’ve heard great things about her other police procedural series, but this one is a standalone thriller! THE SILENT ROOM includes a hijacking, international conspiracies, and a cop accused of attempting to help free an inmate from prison.
A security van is en route to Durham prison. Aboard is the disgraced Special Branch officer, Jack Fenwick, but he never makes it to his destination. The van is hijacked by a group of men, and the prisoner is taken. Detective Sergeant Matthew Ryan is under suspicion of helping coordinate the escape for his former boss and isn’t allowed anywhere near this investigation. Matthew is determined to prove that he wasn’t involved in any way, so he begins his own investigation and manhunt for Fenwick.
With everyone on to him, he decides to drop off and go dark. He enlists the help of others to continue his own investigation into the escape. As they continue, they find connections to the death of a Norwegian national who died under suspicious circumstances. The deeper Matthew goes he begins to unearth an International conspiracy. How far is he willing to go to prove his innocence?
I thought this was a great edge-of-your-seat thriller. I love anything with a good International conspiracy element, or anything remotely in the political thriller genre. It’s something that I don’t see enough of and I know its more of a hit or miss type element for most readers. That being said, it’s not too heavy in the political ties.
Overall, if you want a good page-turner, then you’ll have to pick up THE SILENT ROOM. I will be keeping my eyes out for more Mari Hannah books on my next trip to the bookstore!
What Mari Hannah books have you read or do you recommend?