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The Deadly Silence (formerly The Third Estate): A Dark London Crime Thriller (Angela Tate Investigations Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Eva Hudson
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Book Description


A gripping suspense mystery from a prize-winning crime writer.


Thirty-three years ago two little girls disappeared from a notorious run-down neighbourhood in south London. One was found dead within a few days, the body of the other was never discovered. Today, the man convicted of murder three decades ago is back on the streets and another girl vanishes.

Hard-nosed investigative journalist Angela Tate reported on the old case and is back to cover the new story, determined to persuade the mother of the missing girl, Trisha Collins, to reveal a secret she's been keeping about the original killing. But Trisha is terrified and refuses to talk.

With time running out to find little Casey Collins alive and no new leads, the spotlight turns on Trisha, the police and the press questioning her lifestyle and fitness as a mother. Desperate to prove her innocence and fearful the true culprit will escape justice, Trisha begs Tate for help.

But Tate soon discovers she's up against a ruthless adversary who's watching her every move. As the facts become more elusive the harder she searches, Tate is forced put her own life on the line to solve the 30-year-old crime and uncover the truth about Casey.

A story of guilt, revenge and repentance, The Deadly Silence will grab you from the first page and won't let you go.


Praise for The Deadly Silence


"Pacey, well-plotted crime thriller... This story is a cut above many thrillers"
"There are enough twists and surprises to keep even the most seasoned reader on her toes... fast-paced and fascinating"
"The mystery element is superb - enough twists and turns to keep crime readers happy... And the ending WILL shock you"

Praise for Eva Hudson


"A brilliantly-paced thriller... Perfectly balanced between character and plot. Very gripping and suspenseful" - Sophie Hannah
"It immediately draws you in... there's suspense right from the beginning" - Penny Smith
"Great dialogue" - Mark Billingham


EVA'S CRIME THRILLERS AND MYSTERIES IN ORDER

- The Loyal Servant (Angela Tate Book 1)
- The Senior Moment: A Highly Unconventional Heist Thriller
- The Deadly Silence (formerly The Third Estate) (Angela Tate Book 2)
- Run Girl (Ingrid Skyberg Prequel Novella)
- Fresh Doubt (Ingrid Skyberg Book 1)
- Kill Plan (Ingrid Skyberg Book 2)
- Deep Hurt (Ingrid Skyberg Book 3)

ABOUT EVA HUDSON

After years of enjoying thrillers and police procedurals by authors like Lee Child and Michael Connelly, Eva was inspired to write thrillers herself. In 2011 she won the inaugural Lucy Cavendish fiction prize for her first novel, The Loyal Servant.


Product Details

  • File Size: 613 KB
  • Print Length: 424 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Two Pies Press (January 7, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EHFO7QM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #52,362 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An engrossing crime thriller August 25, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I thoroughly enjoyed this pacey, well-plotted crime thriller. It is the third in Hudson's series "Degrees of Separation" and features the magnificently feisty newspaper reporter Angela Tate, who appeared in "The Loyal Servant", the first in the series. Be assured, though, that this novel works well as a stand-alone.

This thriller is set on and around a deprived council estate in south London. Trisha Collins' young daughter Casey goes missing and, as days pass, police, media and society at large automatically blame the apparently feckless single mother for her disappearance. Only Tate believes in her innocence - after all, she supported Trisha 33 years ago when Trisha led her to the body of one of the two young girls who had been abducted from nearby estates. The other girl was never found.

The storyline moves deftly back and forth between 1979 and the present day, with each episode revealing more and disturbing similarities to Casey's disappearance. Tate begins to wonder whether the wrong man had been punished for the 1979 murder. Was Casey's apparent abduction in revenge for a terrible miscarriage of justice?

Hudson has created some strong characters. The stand-out is Tate, but Trisha and several of the police officers involved in the enquiry are also very well-drawn, thanks to fluent and naturalistic dialogue and just enough back story. One of the most vivid is DI Natasha McKittrick, newly transferred to the Met. She appears to be the epitome of a dedicated and professional detective, but she hides a shocking addiction to sleeping tablets, which leads to reckless behaviour. Although not a police procedural as such, I particularly liked the depiction of the three detective constables in McKittrick's team.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Smashing with a twisty plot August 28, 2013
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I enjoyed The Loyal Servant so I haunted Amazon.com until I found the next one, and now this book. Each one is very different from the others. It was so frustrating when I could see the kindle version on Amazon.co.UK but couldn't buy it! I had to wait. Because I live in Thailand my eBooks are mainly American; I am so please this British novelist is being made available to a wider public. I highly recommend it for readers who devour thrillers/murder mysteries but find themselves going... Yeah, right, sounds like the same old plot..this one isn't same old, same old. It twists and turns and the description of UK council estates, the cops and newspapers is quintessentially British. I loved it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the third estate by Eva Hudson February 22, 2014
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I read this book almost in one sitting. The story is riveting, the characters so real. It is a book for the intelligent crime thriller reader - which is what this genre should be. It keeps you guessing, re-checking the facts you thought you understood - right up to the end. The journalist character, Angela Tate, is fascinating - not only is she a sleuth herself, at times she is downright funny. This is the second book featuring her -she is not only the second character to re-appear so please, please more of her and this storyline. An excellent book. I almost want to read it again. Maureen Rowland-aitken, Johannesburg, South africa
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Mystery March 2, 2014
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It held my interest throughout. Great mystery! Hopefully this series by this novelist will continue and provide us with more moments of suspense.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story lineGreat story March 14, 2014
By Tammy
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It's a FULL court press to find the killer...never a dull moment....take your time and
Enjoy this book you won't be disappointed...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific read February 18, 2014
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I don't usually review books but this has to be one to tell others about. It is a good story,weaving present day and thirty year old crimes together nicely but I certainly didn't expect the final line. Realistic characters all through, especially Angela Tate. I have read two other Eva Hudson free books,both excellent and it says something for her story telling when I say that I only download free books (what a skinflint) but I had to get this one even though I had to pay this time.Highly recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very entertaining June 18, 2014
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I had not heard of Eva Hudson until recently. With reading a couple I have really enjoyed her books. Very intense and entertaining. Being from London area I really enjoyed the stories.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Third Estate January 31, 2014
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Good story line, well written. I would/have read this author again.
I like mysteries and often pick male authors but Ms. Hudson does
very well
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not predictable at all and not full of characters to love..
A very interesting and complicated plot. A bit hard to follow a couple of times with abrupt switches in time and characters but well worth reading. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Roxann E. Bailey
1.0 out of 5 stars Wouldn't even buy it for a flight...
The 2nd volume of this British series. Unfortunately I bought the two in one go otherwise I wouldn't have bought this. Read more
Published 22 days ago by Civis Americanus Sum
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
I'm sorry but I just couldn't get into it so never read it.
Published 1 month ago by Brenda Babcock
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good story although at times, it was a bit difficult to keep up with which character was which.
Published 2 months ago by Sandra Singleton
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good story. A lot of twists and turns.
Published 3 months ago by Afogart
4.0 out of 5 stars ... Third Estate by Eva Hudson This was a really good book, I was...
The Third Estate by Eva Hudson
This was a really good book, I was actually surprised, because I had never heard of the author and didn't have high hopes. Read more
Published 3 months ago by John
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
I really didn't care for it. I guess I'm not into the foreign language
Published 3 months ago by Mildred McClain
3.0 out of 5 stars Little slow
I felt this story was a little dragged out. I like fast moving quick rad stories
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Story Good but difficult to follow at times
The basic storyline is interesting and made me want to continue to read but, I found the author style of referring to characters by their Christian names then changing to surnames. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mo
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More About the Author

Eva Hudson was born and raised in south London and now splits her time between rural Sussex and central London. She's been a local government officer, singer, dot com entrepreneur and project manager.

Writing novels since 2005, in 2011 she won the inaugural Lucy Cavendish fiction prize for her first published book, The Loyal Servant. The novel was also shortlisted for ITV's People's Novelist Award.

Find out more about Eva at www.evahudson.com, or get in touch via Twitter: @Eva_Hudson.

Be the first to know when a new book in the series is released: join the mailing list. Just copy and paste this link into your browser: evahudson.com/newbookalert

Eva's novels in strict chronological order:

The Loyal Servant (Angela Tate Book 1)
The Senior Moment
The Third Estate (Angela Tate Book 2)
Run Girl (Ingrid Skyberg Prequel Novella)
Fresh Doubt (Ingrid Skyberg Book 1)
Kill Plan (Ingrid Skyberg Book 2)
Deep Hurt (Ingrid Skyberg Book 3)

Catch up with news and happenings on Eva's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/evahudsoncrimewriter

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