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In his review of Silent Fear (A novel inspired by true crimes), author Grady Harp insists the book is “a stunning, grisly mystery that pleads to become a film.”

 

Silent Fear (A novel inspired by true crimes) by [Morcan, Lance, Morcan, James]

 

Harp, who is the Art and Poetry Reviewer for POETS and ARTISTS Magazine  and a bestselling author in his own right, says, “The quality of prose is excellent in this thriller – likely attributable in part to the authors’ experience with creating film both in storyline and acting.”

Excerpts from his review follow:

So often the tenor of a novel is distinctly set in a finely honed Prologue, and that is certainly the case here.

‘…Ever so gradually the hole in the brick wall grew smaller as he laid more bricks. Despite what was at stake, he worked at a leisurely pace, all the while thinking. That was something he did a lot these days. Thinking, that is.

‘The hole was now so small he could hardly see the object he was concealing. Only the deceased’s face was visible, covered by the transparent plastic bag he’d used so effectively to cut off the other’s air supply just thirty minutes earlier.

‘He smiled at the memory of the deceased’s final moments. Those last seconds when the young man had recognised his attacker and realised he was about to die. Beautiful…poetry in motion…slow motion. Oh how he loved the exhilarating, orgasmic-like feelings he’d experienced as the life of another was snuffed out. He willingly embraced them as he relived the moment. It was as if the helpless young man before him was still dying.

‘Studying the deceased now, or what he could still see of him at least, he recalled how he’d laughed uproariously just before death came to his victim. The visuals replayed over and over in his mind. He remembered how the veins in the young man’s eyeballs, face and neck appeared to burst as he was deprived of air, and how fragile he’d looked – like a child being tortured.

‘The icing on the cake had been when he’d used his hands to communicate a final message via sign language. He could still see the look on his victim’s face when, seconds before death came, he realised what was being communicated to him. It was a look of total horror, which was somehow more accentuated when viewed through the transparent plastic bag. That had made this killing even more satisfying.’

It is with the same degree of imaginative intensity that his story is revealed, and as the synopsis describes the plot the book becomes even more inviting – ‘When you can’t hear…death comes silently.’

 

Silent Fear (A novel inspired by true crimes) is available via Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075HRYTVC/  

 

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Put a ring around July 1 and 2 PST. That’s when the Kindle edition of the top rating crime-thriller SILENT FEAR (A novel inspired by true crimes)  will be free for readers worldwide for two days only on July 1 and 2 PST.

 

Silent Fear (A novel inspired by true crimes) by [Morcan, Lance, Morcan, James]

  When you can’t hear…death comes silently.

Scotland Yard detective Valerie Crowther is assigned to investigate the murder of a student at a university for the deaf in London. The murder investigation coincides with a deadly flu virus outbreak, resulting in the university being quarantined from the outside world. When more deaf students are murdered, it becomes clear there is a serial killer operating within the sealed-off university. A chilling cat-and-mouse game evolves as the unknown killer targets Valerie and the virus claims more lives.

A stunning, claustrophobic, ‘whodunit’ murder-mystery, Silent Fear  is the eighth novel by father-and-son writing team Lance & James Morcan, writers of the bestselling White Spirit, The Orphan Trilogy  and Into the Americas.

Here’s the Book/Film Trailer for Silent Fear: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8bv1…

And here’s what the book critics are saying:

“Right out of an Edgar Allan Poe mystery.” -Just Reviews

“Entertaining and well written murder mystery.” -Todd Simpson (Amazon Top 50 reviewer)

“Taut thriller with plenty going on.” -Errant Dreams Lit. Reviews

“Packed with drama, suspense, action and surprises lurking around every corner.” -Angela Kay Books

“The Morcans’ writing kept me on the edge of my seat with an atypical and surprisingly gratifying ending.” -Roy Murry (Author of The Audubon Caper)

“Excellent characters, brilliant and unique story line, gripping and full of suspense … what more can you ask for? Well, throw in a serial killer and a deadly flu virus and you have Silent Fear!” -Reading Stuff ‘n Things

“The plot, the pace and the characters all came together in the most riveting crime novel that I’ve read in a long time.” -Susan Elliot (Amazon Top 500 reviewer)

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4…  

To claim your free Kindle copy of Silent Fear  on July 1 & 2 PST go to:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075HRYTVC/

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B075HRYTVC/

 

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WHEN YOU CAN’T HEAR… DEATH COMES SILENTLY…

That’s the premise behind the epic horror-mystery Silent Fear (A novel inspired by true crimes) — by the writers of The Orphan Trilogy, Into the Americas and White Spirit.

 

Silent Fear (A novel inspired by true crimes) by [Morcan, Lance, Morcan, James]

In Silent Fear, Scotland Yard detective Valerie Crowther is assigned to investigate the murder of a student at a university for the Deaf in London, England. The murder investigation coincides with a deadly flu virus outbreak, resulting in the university being quarantined from the outside world. When more Deaf students are murdered, it becomes clear there is a serial killer operating within the sealed-off university. A chilling cat-and-mouse game evolves as the unknown killer targets Valerie and the virus claims more lives.

 

As the book’s subtitle suggests, Silent Fear  is a novel that was inspired by true crimes. Those crimes being the murders of Deaf students at the prestigious Gallaudet University, in Washington, D.C. The investigating authorities didn’t know if the killings were ‘inside jobs’ and for a time nearly everyone connected to Gallaudet was under suspicion. 

A multi-genre epic available in paperback and ebook form, it has equal appeal for fans of horror, mystery, crime-thrillers, sci-fi and romance.

Amazon Top 500 reviewer Susan Elliot describes it as “A riveting crime novel.” Elliot writes, “There is so much to like about this book: the plot, the pace and the characters all came together in the most riveting crime novel that I’ve read in a long time.” She warns readers, “Do not read it on a train. You may just miss your station.”

Amazon Australia Top 50 reviewer Todd Simpson describes Silent Fear  as “Simply Splendid.” Simpson writes, “There is so much to love about this entertaining and well written murder mystery…Hands down this is a wonderful book, and well worth a read.”

To view all the reviews, or to read sample chapters of Silent Fear, go to: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B075HRYTVC/

 

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Members of the deaf community resonate with the new release crime-thriller Silent Fear  if the early reviews are any guide. Little wonder given the storyline, which is set in a university for the deaf in London, was inspired by the real-life murders of deaf students at Gallaudet University, in Washington, D.C., and was written under the guidance of a deaf consultant.

 

Silent Fear (A novel inspired by true crimes) by [Morcan, Lance, Morcan, James]

Novel resonates with deaf community.

 

In her 5-Star review on Goodreads, deaf educator Megan Rang says as a teacher of the deaf, she looks for literature that accurately depicts deaf characters in deaf culture. Her review follows:

“This book was also a thriller and that is a genre I am drawn in by. With a serial killer AND a flu quarantine it makes for a lot happening.

“The characters in this story weren’t the type I would fall in love with and be rooting for throughout the book. Most seemed to have issues and that added to the suspense. I had read a review that said the reader was completely thrown off guard by the outcome of this book. With that in mind I started looking more deeply at the characters and had it all figured out minus the very final twist that you can’t see coming. It made for good reading.

“I have recommended and will continue to recommend this book to others. It was worth reading.”

Amazon reviewer J.D. Denness says, “It’s not often you come across a book featuring the deaf community and even rarer for the story to be based in a school for the deaf. For the last 16 years I’ve worked at a school for the deaf so I was very interested to see how the authors did portraying this unique community. They have done a very good job, their research has been thorough and the advice they got was spot on… All in all this a very good book, one of my top reads for 2017, it is well worth the time to read.”

 

Silent Fear (A novel inspired by true crimes)  is exclusive to Amazon as a paperback and Kindle ebook. Go to: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075HRYTVC/

 

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The Kindle ebook version of our thriller-horror SILENT FEAR (A novel inspired by true crimes)  will be launched on October 31 and we thought it appropriate this coincides with Halloween. It’s a scary read.

Our friend and collaborator-in-crime Lisa Norris — @ernorris — kindly designed this artwork (below) to commemorate the occasion, and we reckon she nailed it!

 

SF Halloween poster

 

Pre-orders for the Kindle version of Silent Fear  are open now  via https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075HRYTVC/ — Order now and it will be auto-delivered to your Kindle at Halloween.

The paperback’s available already via https://www.amazon.com/dp/0473408120

Prepare to be scared!

 

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