I’m so excited to advise that my eighth novel, A Deathly Silence, has been released by Legend Press today!
When the mutilated body of a police officer is found in a derelict factory, the Hamptonshire police force is shocked to the core.
DCI Helen Lavery returns from injury leave and is immediately plunged into an investigation like no other. Is this a random attack or is someone targeting the force? Organised crime groups or a lone killer?
As the net draws in, Helen finds the truth lies closer than she could have imagined, and trusts no one.
But Helen is facing a twisted killer who will stop at nothing to ensure their secrets remain hidden. And time is running out…
Although it can easily be read as a standalone, A Deathly Silence is the third in the DCI Helen Lavery series. In this book, we have a murder far too close to home and a mystery that tests Helen’s detective skills to the limit. It’s been wonderful to work with Helen again, not least because I started my publishing journey with her, ten years ago.
A Deathly Silence is available in e-book and paperback from online outlets including Amazon, and all good bookshops. Here’s a snippet of what some of my favourite authors said when they read it:
‘This was a gripping page-turner of a read – I finished it in one sitting!’ LJ Ross
‘Such a smart, classy and satisfying read. Isaac really is the queen of the police procedural… Isaac patiently drip-feeds the story – her biggest talent – and the pay-off is that you really care, so the twist is doubly shocking. Loved it.’ Louise Beech
‘Perfectly plotted police procedural that engages the reader from the discovery of the first body through a fast-paced investigation dogged by leaks, to a dramatic and terrifying conclusion. Jane Isaac at her best.’ Anne Coates
‘Jane Isaac weaves a tense story where you don’t know who to trust or believe and you can’t help but keep turning the pages. She is a master of the procedural and a go-to writer if you want your story twisted.’ Rebecca Bradley
‘An intriguing and deeply authentic mystery paired with a solid police procedural, A Deathly Silence tells a tragic yet utterly compelling story. Expertly plotted and filled with realistic, well-drawn characters, this is an excellent addition to the DI Helen Lavery series.’ SJI Holliday
‘Everything else was put on hold; I was reading at breakneck speed. A first-rate, fast-paced and utterly compelling police procedural – highly recommended’ Clare Chase
‘A clever, mind-twisting police procedural, with a cast of well-thought out characters, and a depth that will appeal to mystery addicts.’ Daisy White
‘A gripping read. Tense, pacy and authentic – you won’t want to put it down!’ Roz Watkins
‘The brilliant DI Lavery is back to solve a chilling murder. Isaac unravels the shocking, dark mystery with skill and an excellent eye for detail.’ Caroline England
‘From its chilling opening pages, A Deathly Silence is a gripping and superior police procedural. You might end up reading this one in a day. I can’t wait to see what she bring us next.’ Howard Linskey
I am running a competition to give away signed copies of all three books in the series, along with a special edition bookmark, on my Facebook page today. Do hop over for a chance to win.
Also, Legend Press have organised a blog tour with some amazing reviewers to celebrate the new publication. If you would like to find out more about the tour and are on Twitter, check out my timeline @JaneIsaacAuthor for more details.
If you would like more information about the other stories in the DCI Helen Lavery series, you can find them here.
Many thanks to everyone who has helped with this novel including the early readers and reviewers, the wonderful bloggers on the tour, the team at Legend Press and, of course, all you lovely readers for continuing to support my work. I really appreciate each and every one of you!