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Dead Silent (DC Laura McGanity #4)

3.94  ·  Rating Details ·  326 Ratings  ·  30 Reviews
Digging for the truth can be fatal…Digging for the truth can be fatal…20 years ago, Britain was rocked by the strange disappearance of Claude Gilbert, after the beaten corpse of his wife was discovered hidden in the garden. Worst of all, scratches found on her makeshift coffin signal that the unthinkable took place - Nancy was buried alive. Conspiracy theories say hotshot ...more
Paperback, 496 pages
Published May 27th 2010 by Avon
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Lynda Kelly
Dec 29, 2012 Lynda Kelly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This was my favourite of this series so far (book 4) about Laura a policewoman and her live-in boyfriend Jack, who's a journalist.
The last book was a little disappointing as they weren't getting on very well but in this one appear to be past that which made me happy.
A guy who supposedly murdered his wife by burying her alive over 20 years previously makes contact with Jack. He wants him to prove his innocence and write his story. It's a great story and full of lots of twists and kept me interes
Abhijeet Dutta
Jun 15, 2015 Abhijeet Dutta rated it liked it
"FALLEN IDOLS" , the first novel of the series was so good that had i been a film producer , i would have purchased the copyright and made a Thriller Movie. Unlike pprevious book of this series, this really Disappointed me. It was NOT as GOOD as i expected. I have enjoyed other books by Neil white but this was pretty ordinary. The story was quite dull and there was no sense of drama at all. Suspense was not too much gripping.
Mar 07, 2017 Jhmtan rated it liked it
The pacing was good. Enjoyed it somewhat, though it dragged somewhat near 2/3.
Anne Robinson
Jan 19, 2017 Anne Robinson rated it really liked it
Another excellent book in this series. The author keeps getting better and better. Really gripping with unexpected twists. Will definitely read the rest!
Bev Taylor
Jul 03, 2016 Bev Taylor rated it really liked it
some things win't stay buried - digging for the truth can be fatal

this novel starts with 2 policemen digging up the grave of a naked woman with distinctive claw wounds on her nails where she obviously tried to get out

20 years later the chief suspect, her husband claude, makes himself known to jack a freelance reporter who is living with a policewoman and her son, after disappearing

he wants to hand himself in but only after jack releases an exclusive which will explain everything and prove his
Hannah Polley
Nov 21, 2016 Hannah Polley rated it really liked it
This is a good book about a murder that was committed over twenty years ago and the main suspect now wants to come forward after being on the run for all of that time. It was exciting but it didn't hold my interest as other books have. I liked Laura much more than I liked Jack who I considered to be the main character. However, I see on here that this is actually the fourth book in the series of DC Laura McGanity so perhaps she features more in the other books. I will be trying the first book to ...more
May 17, 2016 Lynda rated it really liked it
A northern freelance reporter gets the story he has been waiting for..
Missing murderer wants to tell his story after 25 years on the run.. will this scoop make him rich..?

After doing a deal to find the real murderer of Nancy ( buried alive scratching boards to get free)
Claude Gilbert tells his tale.
This book has you on the edge through out each page....twisting and turning back onto the reporter and his partner ..policewomen Laura.

Excellent Tale..I will read more of Neil White books from now o
Feb 21, 2011 Graham rated it really liked it
First of Neil's books I have read and I will be reading more. Set in North Manchester so I was familiar with the areas mentioned. Easy to read, enjoyed the characters, kept moving. Never once had to skip pages of meaningless discriptive writing.
The only reason I didn't give 5 stars was that I couldn't see how Laura could survive so long at the end with so little air, considering how long her hubby wanted to chat to everyone and tie up all the loose ends.
Aug 18, 2014 Pat rated it it was ok
I'm surprised by this book. I have enjoyed other books by Neil white but this was pretty ordinary. The story was quite dull and there was no sense of drama at all. Even attempts to create some tension towards the end of the book were predictable and lame.
Jul 28, 2015 helen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All the books are brilliant

I have now read all of the books. Read them in order to get the best out of them. Not wanting to spoil the books for anyone. I will just say I just can't stop reading . All the books have an exiting ending. I would really recommend this series
Tim Garner
Dec 05, 2013 Tim Garner rated it it was amazing
Another barnstormer from Neil White. I like the way he keeps the plot moving in real time by separating the different threads of the story and then bringing the reader along for the ride of their lives with him. A great find.
Oct 24, 2011 Robert rated it really liked it

This first novel of his read and loved it. Will try and catch up series well written and well woven story
May 17, 2015 Stoxy001 rated it really liked it
A good read, I'll be keeping an eye out for more books by Neil White.
Most of the characters were very believable and the author did a great job of setting the scene.
Sep 02, 2012 Lesley rated it it was amazing
I down loaded all six books on my kobo ages ago & forgot about them. I started on fallen idol & then had read the others straight away
May 11, 2015 Jack rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Journalist Jack Garrett is the key player in the unravelling of a twenty year old murder mystery. Lancashire crime thriller.
Jul 31, 2014 Pauline rated it really liked it
very good read. The characters are really beginning to come alive now. Looking forward to the next one.
Apr 16, 2014 Kirsty rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book and I found I preferred it to Last Rites (number 3). I do want to the read the rest in the series to see how the characters started and how they will finish
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May 03, 2011 Thasc rated it did not like it
Shelves: rubbish-books
Not much of a story to talk about.
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Neil White was brought up in Wakefield in West Yorkshire, but now lives in Preston, Lancashire, with his wife and three children.
Neil started writing in 1994, but his first book, Fallen Idols, wasn't published until 2007, when it was nominated for the Books To Talk About Award. Three more books have followed, Lost Souls, Last Rites and Dead Silent, and the fifth book, Cold Kill is due for publicat
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