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#BlogTour: In The Silence by M.R. Mackenzie

About the Book

Anna hasn’t set foot in Glasgow for ten years. And for very good reasons…

Anna, a criminology lecturer, returns to Glasgow from Rome during the coldest winter in memory. While out with her best friend from school, Anna has a chance encounter with a former flame, Andrew. Tragedy strikes later that night when Anna discovers Andrew stabbed and dying on a blanket of snow.

Soon Anna finds herself at the centre of the investigation as the star witness for the police, and embarks on investigating the case herself. But Anna doesn’t realise the danger she is in and soon finds herself in trouble.

When another body shows up, who has links to the first victim, it appears that the motive may lie buried in the past.

As Anna gets closer to the truth, the killer starts closing in.

But can she solve the gruesome mystery before the killer strikes again?

My Review

5/5 Stars – Loved it!

Before we start: This book deals with themes of sexual assault, so if that is an issue for you, this may not be a great fit.

OK, now I was so blown away by this book. I expected it to be good, but I. Loved. It. The setting was a perfect creepy, mystery, dark setting. Glasgow in winter with a killer on the loose. Perfect.

I also found myself really into trying to figure out the characters. They were quite the interesting crowd – the type you don’t know whether you hate or love, but at the same time can’t get enough of. I really, really hope we see Anna again in future books. She was a complicated, real character. I also loved Zoe.

The mystery was fantastic – really a complicated, emotional plot that really makes you consider things. I don’t want to give to much away, but you will be yelling, cheering, the whole range of emotions as things become revealed.

Overall, I HIGHLY recommend this one, and look forward to reading more from Mackenzie. Sooner, rather than later, please!

About the Author

M. R. Mackenzie was born and lives in Glasgow, Scotland. He studied at Glasgow University and has a PhD in Film Studies. In 2016, he contributed a chapter on the Italian giallo film to Cult Cinema: An Arrow Video Companion.

In addition to writing, he works as an independent Blu-ray/DVD producer and has overseen releases of films by a number of acclaimed directors, among them Dario Argento, Joe Dante and Seijun Suzuki.

When he’s not doing any of the above, he works in a library, which tests his sanity and keeps him in touch with the great unwashed.

In The Silence is his first novel.

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