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Soul of discretion

Susan Hill

Soul of discretion

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Published by Overlook Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Murder,
  • Police,
  • Simon Serrailler (Fictitious character),
  • Investigation,
  • Fiction

  • About the Edition

    From the outside, the cathedral town of Lafferton seems idyllic, but in many ways it is just like any other place. It suffers from the same kinds of crime, is subject to the same pressures from a rapidly changing world, and has the same hopes and fears as any number of towns up and down the land. When Simon Serrailler is called in by Lafferton"s new Chief Constable, Kieran Bright, he is met by two plainclothes officers, who ask him to take the principal role in a difficult, potentially dangerous undercover operation. He must leave town immediately, without telling anyone--not even his girlfriend Rachel, who has only just moved in with him. Meanwhile, Simon"s sister Cat is facing difficult choices at work, as Lafferton"s hospice closes its bedded units--and at home, as her daughter is presented with a glittering opportunity that they would have to struggle to afford. And all is not well with Simon and Cat"s stepmother, Judith, either. To complete his special operation, Simon must inhabit the mind of the worst kind of criminal. This takes its toll on Simon and--as the investigation unfolds--also on the town and some of its most respected citizens.

    Edition Notes

    StatementSusan Hill
    SeriesChief Superintendent Simon Serrailler mystery
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR6058.I45 S68 2014
    The Physical Object
    Pagination314 pages
    Number of Pages314
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27171467M
    ISBN 101468301454
    ISBN 109781468301458
    OCLC/WorldCa1001916586, 861069027

    But we do hear the stories of the abuse from the lips of the abusers in their therapy sessions and there is certainly enough there to disturb or to trigger many readers. The familiar comforts and contours of the detective novel took a twist towards the thriller genre — especially towards the somewhat unconvincing finale. To complete his special operation, Simon must inhabit the mind of the worst kind of PDF criminal. Meanwhile, Simon's sister Cat is facing difficult choices at work, as Lafferton's hospice closes its bedded units--and at home, as her daughter is presented with a glittering opportunity that they would have to struggle to afford. In the second place, this piece is just one section of one chapter devoted to a secondary character and her work with a patient.

    And now, the next morning, I am still shell-shocked. Later, he said that he would never forget the child's face until his dying day. There was talk of a TV series a while back, but so far nothing Third, the conversation feels like one that could happen between patient and caregiver, especially as death approaches and patients feel a need for knowledge and honesty. Reading this book has convinced me to go back and read those I have missed in the intervening years as I have been missing out on an excellent series.

    All is not quiet in their marriage and the future is uncertain. Sweet Jesus. I know right? But a little more anxiously than usual. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.


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Soul of discretion book

One thing you have to say about Susan Hill, she's not afraid to do terrible things to her star players. Not your average crime novel by any means, I liked a lot of aspects of this book.

And I have no problem with that, except that the choice of Richard Serrailler as rapist was… problematic. I do believe Soul of discretion book proved me wrong.

Without doubt, whilst every single novel has been brilliant, this was the best one for me since the original — the plot is poignant, scary, heart wrenching and horrific, with some extremely dark themes at the heart of it and a series of events that sends our well I love the Simon Serrailler novels.

It's psychological bullying at its very finest, the kind only children and adults with sensitive imaginations and long memories find debilitating. I was engaged and involved.

But all the stories are linked, in the end. When Simon Serrailler is called in by Lafferton's new Chief Constable, Kieran Bright, he is met by two plainclothes officers, who ask him to take the principal role in a difficult, potentially dangerous undercover operation. January 1, Joan Started reading this last night.

The cast of characters is wide and fascinating, particularly Cat, Simon's twin sister, a doctor in the town. I must investigate so they can make another Woman In Black-type movie.

He becomes Johnno Miles and we take every step with him as he goes to prison, the aim to get close to a prisoner who it is hoped holds the key to unlocking a prolific child abuse ring.

The level of tension, the intensity of action and feeling in all the story lines was maintained at a consistently high level throughout the novel, throughout all of the relationships. I love the services and the language and the music and the prayers And it was at this point — which was fairly early on — that the novel lost a little credibility: Serrailler was far too senior to be placed in this sort of role; he had never been shown to have any real expertise in or much experience of child sexual abuse; he had never been shown to have any experience of going undercover; and, most damning, he had been lauded for how well he interacted with the press and media in previous cases.

She does deserve study. And all is not well with Simon and Cat's stepmother, Judith, either. Firstly I appreciate the sentiment. Devastated and at a loose end, Simon knows there's no way the company's problems can be kept under wraps now.Reviews of the The Soul of Discretion (Simon Serrailler Series #8) To date about the ebook we have now The Soul of Discretion (Simon Serrailler Series #8) PDF opinions people are yet to but still left the writeup on the overall game, or otherwise not see clearly nevertheless.

Nov 08,  · Buy The Soul of Discretion: Simon Serrailler Book 8 by Susan Hill from Amazon's Fiction Books Store. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction/5(). Feb 25,  · Soul of Discretion A Chief Superintendent Simon Serrailler Mystery (Book): Hill, Susan: Penguin PutnamSusan Hill—the Man Booker Prize nominee and winner of the Whitbread, Somerset Maugham, and John Llewellyn Rhys awards—returns with a gripping new novel, the latest chapter in one of the most acclaimed mystery series of our time.

From the outside, the cathedral town of Lafferton. Book Review: Soul of Discretion by Susan Mac Nicol & M. Tasia. Posted by Donna on June 20, in Heart Reviews, Star Reviews, Book Reviews, Donna's Reviews, Donna's Reviews, Recommended | 50 Views | 2 Responses.

Reviewed by Donna. TITLE: Soul of Discretion. Mar 12,  · THE SOUL OF DISCRETION: A CHIEF SUPERINTENDENT SIMON SERRAILLER MYSTERY.

By Susan Hill. yet only once in this book does she descend into a scene of graphic physical violence that all too often Author: Muriel Dobbin. May 03,  · Our Town Book Reviews This is a place to read what I think about various books and to give your own opinions about books.

The Soul of Discretion: A Chief Superintendent Simon Serrailler Mystery

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