Finalist in The People's Book Prize 2012/13
Runner up in the Beryl Bainbridge Debut Novel Award
Wales Book of the Month October 2012
The Bookseller Top Ten Bestseller
When Sarah, struggling to get over tragedy, stumbles across her grandparents' ruined farm, it feels as if the house has been waiting for her. She is drawn to their apparently idyllic way of lie and starts to look into her family history.
Only to learn that her grandfather, John, was murdered.
Why has nobody told her? Sarah becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to Gwen and John.
But are there some family stories that should never be told?
"A Time for Silence is not only a compelling psychological thriller but also provides a haunting portrait of a past generation whose central conflicts and issues have remained valid to the present day."
Andrea O'Brien, www.krimiscout.de
"I truly couldn't put this book down. A skilfully crafted novel in dual time.... There is a lot of wisdom about human nature in this gripping novel, with both dark and light portrayed realistically... A highly recommended read. I can't wait for Ms Moores next offering."
Alex Martin author of The Twisted Vine
"...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.)
" ...so accurately evokes a time eloquently capturing the unwritten rules that governed generations which from a contemporary point of view are almost impossible to comprehend "
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