Silent Victim… Best Book of the Year! #Kidnapping Crime Fiction #Review

Don’t miss the next nerve-shredding instalment in the DCI Matilda Darke Thriller series…


DCI Matilda Darke and her team have been restricted under special measures after a series of calamitous scandals nearly brought down the South Yorkshire police force.


Now Matilda is on the trail of another murderer, an expert in avoiding detection with no obvious motive but one obvious method.


When his latest victim survives the attack despite her vocal cords being severed, Matilda is more convinced than ever of the guilt of her key suspect. If only she had a way to prove it…

Silent Victim is an unputdownable crime thriller with twists that will make your jaw drop – perfect for fans of Kathy Reichs and Ann Cleeves.

Michael Wood

Hello, welcome to my Amazon author page. I am Michael Wood, author of the Sheffield based crime fiction series featuring DCI Matilda Darke. As of 2022 there are ten books in the series and an eleventh will be released in 2023. I’m also the author of two standalone psychological thrillers that are available exclusively with Audible called The Seventh Victim and Vengeance Is Mine. I am constantly scribbling away and have many other projects up the sleeves of my duffel coat. When I’m not writing, I’m usually moaning about having little sleep and talking about my favourite biscuit on social media. Look me up on Facebook (MichaelWoodBooks), Twitter (@MichaelHWood) and Instagram (MichaelWoodBooks). I’m a massive fan of reading crime fiction as I like to keep an eye on the competition and wondering if I can steal any of their ideas, give the characters a Sheffield accent, and pass them off as my own original creation. Happy reading.

Our Review

I am a big fan of crime thrillers, so when I saw the many reviews for Silent Victim, I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed.

What I didn’t know was that it would literally knock my socks off!

I haven’t read any of the other books in this series yet, but I know I will now…

Silent Victim is an unusual and gripping story that takes no prisoners but will be the best you have ever read, believe me.

Despite coming late to this series, the regular characters soon became old friends, even though they are real people with real problems. Matilda Darke is now my favourite detective!

This compelling story has it all, mystery, suspense and enough chills to give you frostbite!

The cliffhanger ending hit me like a truck, making damn sure I read the next book…

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