An emotionally charged, every-parent's-worst-nightmare-page-turner, Say Nothing is the extraordinary UK debut of the prize-winning American thriller writer, Brad Parks.
'John Grisham would be proud of the plotting in this legal thriller, about a judge under threat from a ruthless drug dealer.' - Sunday Times
'Say Nothing, the first legal thriller from Parks, a writer previously known for a private-eye series, is alarmingly plausible and consistently impressive ... the plotting in particular matches [John Grisham] at his best.' Sunday Times (Thriller of the Month)
'Intelligent, well-paced, with a satisfying array of twists as the tension mounts, and an emotionally unpredictable climax.' The Times
On a normal Wednesday afternoon, Judge Scott Sampson is preparing to pick up his six-year-old twins for their weekly swim. His wife Alison texts him with a change of plan: she has to take them to the doctor instead. So Scott heads home early. But when Alison arrives back later, she is alone - no Sam, no Emma - and denies any knowledge of the text . . .The phone then rings: an anonymous voice tells them that the Judge must do exactly what he is told in an upcoming drug case and, most importantly, they must 'say nothing'.
So begins this powerful, tense breakout thriller about a close-knit young family plunged into unimaginable horror. As a twisting game of cat and mouse ensues, they know that one false move could lose them their children forever.
Hugely suspenseful - with its fascinating insight into the US judicial system and its politics of influence and nepotism - Say Nothing is, above all, the poignant story of the terror these parents face, and their stop-at-nothing compulsion to get their children back.
Brad Parks received the Shamus (Best Private Eye) and Nero (Best American Mystery) for his debut novel, Faces of the Gone, the first book to take both awards. For subsequent books in his Carter Ross series he won a Lefty and a further Shamus (Best Hardcover Novel). Before starting his career as a novelist, Parks spent a dozen years as a reporter for the the Washington Post and The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger.
Crime & Mystery
Paperback - C format
Thriller / suspense