Say Nothing

Brad Parks

An emotionally charged, every-parent’s-worst-nightmare-page-turner, Say Nothing is the extraordinary UK debut of the prize-winning American thriller writer, Brad Parks.

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A normal Wednesday afternoon, and Judge Scott Sampson is preparing to pick up his six-year-old twins from school.

His wife Alison texts with a change of plan – she will be collecting them instead. But when Alison arrives home later she is alone, and denies any knowledge of the text.

Then the phone rings: a voice warns them that if they want to see their children again, Scott must do exactly what he is told in an upcoming court case, and, most importantly, they must ‘say nothing’ . . .

Critic Reviews

Matches Grisham at his best.

Sunday Times 'Thriller of the Month'
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Grips you in a vice from the very beginning.

Peter James
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Intelligent, well-paced, with a satisfying array of twists as the tension mounts, and an emotionally unpredictable climax.

The Times
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Grabs your heart in the first chapter, and doesn't let go until the last line.

Joseph Finder
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Outstanding - starts with a bang and gets tenser and tenser.

Lee Child
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Parks perfectly nails the dynamics of a family under the gun and has conjured a plot that leaps straight from today’s headlines. This novel’s a winner!

Jeffrey Deaver

Brad Parks received the Shamus (Best Private Eye) and Nero (Best American Mystery) for his debut novel, Faces of the Gone, the first book to take both awards. For subsequent books in his Carter Ross series he won a Lefty and a further Shamus (Best Hardcover Novel). Before starting his career as a novelist, Parks spent a dozen years as…

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