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Dead Silent (DC Laura McGanity #4)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  367 Ratings  ·  33 Reviews

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 barrister and handsome TV presenter

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Kindle Edition, 499 pages
Published (first published May 27th 2010)
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Lynda Kelly
Dec 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
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
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Abhijeet Dutta
"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.
Gordon Johnston
Oct 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very good thriller, with suspense aplenty and more than a few twists at the end. White creates characters that are rounded and believable. They have their flaws and foibles, and that adds to the relationships that the reader can establish.

PC Laura McGanity is back in uniform for this one and much of the action revolves around her reporter boyfriend Jack Garrett. He is contacted about a mystery murder from many years back - a missing barrister presumed to have killed his wife. Now this Lord Lu
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Plum-crazy
This is the fourth book in the Laura McGanity/Jack Garrett series but the third one I've read &, I'm sorry to say, I was a little disappointed in it. Having enjoyed books 2 & 3 ) I was looking forward to this one but for some reason it failed to keep me engrossed & on occasions I felt my attention wandering. I'm not sure why this was, the storyline was intriguing enough & the characters were good as usual but it just didn't grip me in the way I'd hoped, though I'd rate it a bette ...more
Jhmtan
Mar 07, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The pacing was good. Enjoyed it somewhat, though it dragged somewhat near 2/3.
Bev Taylor
Jul 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Hannah Polley
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
Lynda
May 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Graham
Feb 21, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
*SPOILER ALERT*
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.
Pat
Aug 18, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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.
helen
Jul 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Anne Robinson
Another excellent book in this series. The author keeps getting better and better. Really gripping with unexpected twists. Will definitely read the rest!
Thasc
May 03, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rubbish-books
Not much of a story to talk about.
David
Apr 24, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This kept me wanting to turn the pages to see what happened next.
Robert
Oct 24, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition


This first novel of his read and loved it. Will try and catch up series well written and well woven story
Stoxy001
May 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Gary Van Cott
Mar 08, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. A relatively interesting plot. I liked this better than the previous two books.
Rachel
Sep 10, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good easy holiday read - set in England which is nice.
Mavio
Aug 05, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
unexpected ending !
Iain
Aug 02, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
Well-paced, easy to read and with a pleasantly convoluted ending that throws in a few curves.
Lesley
Sep 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Vicki - I Love Reading
enjoyed that one
Jack
May 11, 2015 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.
Belinda Cohen
Oct 18, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
AWESOME, LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH
Pauline
Jul 31, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
very good read. The characters are really beginning to come alive now. Looking forward to the next one.
Kirsty
Apr 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Terry Norton
Dec 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed this and will continue to read Neil White.
Samantha Cox
Jan 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
good mystery, fast paced.
Michael Banister
rated it liked it
Jan 07, 2013
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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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