A Time for Silence
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Finalist in The People's Book Prize Winter 2012 Collection
A gripping dark family story from a thrilling new voice.
'Hold your tongue, girl. I don't want to know.'
Then – 1933: Gwen is a dutiful wife. But as the years pass, on their desperately poor smallholding, her duty to her husband John will have a terrible price for herself and her children. Something that cannot be spoken of.
Now – When Sarah finds her grandparents' ruined farmhouse, she becomes obsessed with restoring it and turning it back into a home. Adrift after a personal tragedy, she needs something to believe in. She starts digging into her family history and is appalled to learn her grandfather was shot. Can she find justice for John? Is justice what she first thinks?
[italic:Be careful when you look into your family history.
You may not like what you find...]
Welsh Books Council Book of the Month October 2012
Praise for A Time for Silence
"...after a few short chapters I was hooked... Piece by piece, she builds these women's lives until they sneak into our affections. The most chilling part of Thorne Moore's skill is the way that she represents evil."
Helen Tozer, sideline jelly
"A Time for Silence is a true page turner, and as the tale grows in momentum, it graduates from chilling to horrific, as it tells of one women's fixation with a past that should have remained closed."
Norma Penfold, www.gwales.com
"a good mystery, great writing and a healthy dollop of social history"
Karen Bamford, The Doll's House Magazine
(Find out more about the author's transition from miniaturist to novelist in issue 176 of The Dolls' House Magazine.)
First published by Honno in : October 2012Latest edition: