The Silent Boy

The Silent Boy

by Andrew Taylor

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Overview

From the No. 1 bestselling author of THE AMERICAN BOY comes a brilliant new historical thriller set during the French Revolution. Selected as Historical Novel of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times, and picked as one of Radio 4’s Crime Books of the Year.Paris, 1792. Terror reigns as the city writhes in the grip of revolution. The streets run with blood as thousands lose their heads to the guillotine. Edward Savill, working in London as agent for a wealthy American, receives word that his estranged wife Augusta has been killed in France. She leaves behind ten-year-old Charles, who is brought to England to Charnwood Court, a house in the country leased by a group of émigré refugees.Savill is sent to retrieve the boy, though it proves easier to reach Charnwood than to leave. And only when Savill arrives there does he discover that Charles is mute. The boy has witnessed horrors beyond his years, but what terrible secret haunts him so deeply that he is unable to utter a word?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780008153762
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Publication date: 03/29/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 647,771
Product dimensions: 5.08(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.04(d)

About the Author

Andrew Taylor is the multiple award-winning author of The American Boy, his No. 1 bestselling historical novel which was a 2005 Richard & Judy Book Club choice. He has won many awards, including the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger, an Edgar Scroll from the Mystery Writers of America, the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Award (the only author to win it three times) and the CWA’s prestigious Diamond Dagger, awarded for sustained excellence in crime writing.

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The Silent Boy 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
On the edge of my seat at every turn. So many mysteries these days are all too predictible- not so with this one. I was sad for it to end though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love historical reads and this kept my interest nicely
Anonymous 7 months ago
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