Book Tour: The Silent Man by David Fennell

book tour- the silent man



Thank you to Tracy Fenton from Compulsive Readers, NetGalley, Zaffre Books, as well as David Fennell for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book. This is my contribution to the book tour for The Silent Man by David Fennell.


The Silent Man is the third book in the Archer and Quinn series. I have not read the first two installments, but judging on how much I enjoyed this one, I will definitely pick them up at some point in the future. 

The books can be enjoyed as standalones, since I did not feel like I missed any important details while reading The Silent Man. Other than possibly the detective’s private lives, that is. 


The first book in the series is The Art of Death , followed by See No Evil .  The Silent Man left us on a hangcliff; it is therefore safe to assume there will be another book in the future. At the very least, I hope so!


Book Description

Here’s a quick description of the book as you can find on Goodreads. Hence, I won’t repeat the synopsis for you. 


“A father is murdered in the dead of night in his London home, his head wrapped tightly in tape, a crude sad face penned over his facial features. But the victim’s only child is left alive and unharmed at the scene.


Met Police detectives Grace Archer and Harry Quinn have more immediate concerns. Notorious gangster Frankie White has placed a target on Archer’s back, and there’s no one he won’t harm to get to her.


Then a second family is murdered, leaving young Uma Whitmore as the only survivor. Once again the victim’s face is found wrapped and inked.


With a serial killer at large, DI Archer and DS Quinn must stay alive long enough to find the connection between these seemingly random victims. Can they do it before another child is made an orphan?”


My Review


This police procedural starts off with a brutal murder, followed by a couple of different storylines involving DI Archer personally.

At first, I was mixing them up a bit, and couldn’t really tell what was going on. But I started to follow the characters and the different settings fairly early on. Then, I got really caught up in the plot. By that point I had a hard time putting the book down.

The main characters were likable to me, but some of the secondary ones were downright insufferable. It was done on purpose by the author and it reinforced the storyline, so that didn’t bother me at all. 


At roughly seventy percent into the book I had most of the storyline figured out. I guessed who did it so the ending didn’t shock me, but I thought the execution was still well done. 


It is an overall great police procedural to add to your to be read list. Especially if the genre appeals to you. And even though it is part of a series, it is easy to follow. You don’t need to have read the previous two installments to enjoy it. It has no impact on the quality of the writing one way or the other, as it flows fluently.


If you haven’t read anything by Fennell yet, then I suggest you should start today! And The Silent Man is a great police procedural to sink your teeth into.


Concluding Words

I am grateful once again to Tracy Felton for allowing me to take part in the book tour for The Silent Man by David Fennell. 

I always enjoy discovering new authors that I may not otherwise have the pleasure to read. David Fennell is a new-to-me author I definitely recommend to anyone who likes police procedurals.


Until next time fellow bookworms! I hope you enjoyed this short book tour I took part in!

Read as much or as little as you can friends! Let me know if you have any great books to suggest in the comment box below.


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