Some sins can never be forgiven.
DI Jane Phillips was a star detective driven by a relentless quest for justice. But then she stepped outside the law.
Now, demoted and suffering with PTSD, she finds herself facing the deadliest threat of her career -- a serial killer who is preying on vulnerable women, murdering them in a shocking and bizarre ritual.
A master of deception, he
DEADLY SILENCE: A gripping serial killer thriller (Detective Jane Phillips Book 1) by OMJ Ryan is the start of a new DCI/DI British police procedural thriller series now featuring DI Jane Phillips and the other detectives from the author’s first book, Deadly Secrets. This book can be easily read as a standalone without any confusion.
The consequences from previous decisions in the pursuit of justice have left DCI Jane Phillips just ...more
It was fast paced and very absorbing crime story that I really enjoyed. The author managed to keep me guessing through most of the book who the murderer actually is.
My only problem with this book is too many really detailed description of detectives works. While I ...more
Police procedurals are a hit or miss for me. After reading so many of them, it only takes a few pages to decide whether a novel and I are going to hit it off… O.M.J Ryan made it even shorter!!! Within a few sentences, I was fully in. A sense of dread, words dancing in the light to create a threatening shadow, and my head was on red alert. I couldn’t stop thinking “Oh my God, why don’t we pay more attention?” But who knows wh ...more
My first book by the author OMJ Ryan, I just want to say - OMG You are awesome. Now that I have gushed about the author, let me get to the story. A police procedural with murders and investigation. In this, the only thing widely different, other than the main character, was the murderer. I was most intrigued by him/her, could have been anyb ...more
Someone is murdering seemingly innocent women in what appears to be a bizarre killing ritual. The killer never leaves anything behind. Try as har ...more
Review copy was received from Publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
So I'm a sucker for a British police procedural. Throw in a female team lead and the format being an audiobook, and you have serious interest from me. Deadly Silence follows a serial killer case. The killer is fast-paced and brutal.
Our point of view is Jane Phillips who is leading her old team, but not technically in charge, aft ...more
Unfortunately her boss, DCI Brown is a bit of caricature. Many TV cop shows seem to have an incompetent, self-serving, PR obsessed superior officer who is more of a hindrance than a help in solving the case. It always makes me think, do authors think all the top police offi ...more
I'm always on the lookout for a mystery series featuring a strong female protagonist and Deadly Silence fit that bill.
DI Jane Phillips is back at work, unfortunately, in a demoted position after her actions in a previous case strayed outside the law.
Now, faced with an insufferable man as her supervisor and suffering from PTSD, Phillips must focus on a new case featuring a serial killer preying on individuals tied to a tragic and ...more
DI Jane Phillips is suffering from PTSD after her last case and to make matters worse she was demoted and is now working under the boss from hell, DCI Brown. When a horrific murder occurs, soon followed by several others with the same MO, Jane and the team are constantly harangued by Brown for not not solving the case immediately. He's angling for a promotion and determined the case be closed and is looking for any suspect to hang the murders ...more
TRIGGER WARNING: Sexual Abuse
This is the first book in a brand-new police procedural to sink your teeth into. It’s got everything that you need in your next page turner. It was with great excitement when I finally got around to reading this absolutely explosive start to what I assume to be a very successful series. ...more
This is the last day of this amazing BlogTour for Deadly Silence by OMJ Ryan and it’s been a pleasure to take part.
DI Jane Phillips was previously a DCI until her actions in her last big case went awry. Her new DCI – Brown -is a bit of a pain they don’t have the best of relationships. He’s not liked by the rest of the team either, they’re still loyal to Jane, and the two of them – Jones and Bovalino – are quite the double act. Nevertheless Phillips, Jones and Bovalino are always determined ...more
This book was so h ...more
Her team are investigating the murder of a woman, found suffocated by a plastic bag…..but when further murders are committed, all in the same way….they have a serial killer to find. Jane, committed to her job, puts the truth before anything else and ends up in danger, the killer is watching!
Jane is a likeable charact ...more
But the killer does have an agenda. An agenda caused by betrayal, inner torment and a lifetime of pain. Somebody has to pay for the pain. Will Phillips be able to find the killer before they get through their long list of vengeance?
The mai ...more
In this one, she is fighting the man in charge, as all he is concerned about is solving a case and being promoted..Right now, he was the one that took her job when she was demoted.
This case is about a serial killer that breaks into a house and leaves a trail of death. ...more
I have to say I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. I found my mind trying to figure it out while trying to fall asleep which means that the book was getting to me. That says a lot if you ask me.
I thought the writing from this new author was great. And the characters had a lot of definition but also seemed human.
I highly recommend checking out this new author.
I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an ...more
Fantastic follow up to Deadly Secrets, bringing DC Phillip's into the spotlight as the central character, and what a great manifestation of female strength to be portrayed.
The clues along the way through the trail of relationships, abuse and murder were enough, but not too much, making the climax deeply satisfying
This book has all you want from a crime thriller, not least suspe ...more
A very intriguing serial killer. Meticulous, unstoppable and disciplined. The characters are worthy and Jane is a true character herself. She suffers from PTSD from a former case. This has it's ups and downs for her in following the case and proceeding as Detective. Watch how she overcomes her obstacles! ...more
Thank you NetGalley andOmj Ryan for this edition and hearing my honest review. Looking forward to reading more with you
DI Jane Phillips , recently demoted is working under DCI Brown , a very poor leader . One, then two murders occur and Brown is trying to solve them by picking a likely person and then finding the evidence . Jane and her team don't work that way . ...more