When a body is found in the grounds of a prestigious Wiltshire private school, DI Gillian Marsh takes on the case. The young groundsman, Bradley Watson, has been shot dead, pierced through the heart with an arrow.
As the investigation gathers pace, DI Marsh is frustrated to find the Whalehurst staff and students united in silence. This scandal must not taint their reputation. But when Gillian discovers pictures of missing Whalehurst pupil, fifteen-year-old Rachel Snyder, on Bradley’s dead body – photos taken on the night she disappeared, and he was murdered – the link between the two is undeniable.
But what is Whalehurst refusing to reveal? And does Gillian have what it takes to bring about justice?
A Conspiracy of Silence by Anna Legat is a great thriller that kept me on my toes. I didn’t read the previous books in the series, but this works well as a standalone.
Cyberbullying is a very relevant topic in today’s world, and I think it made the story more relatable and easy to be whisked away by. I loved the twists and turns and I didn’t see the end coming.
The POV changes a lot, which made it a little hard to follow. I think, sometimes, we spent time in a character’s head that didn’t really drive the plot forward. It didn’t take away too much, just something to point out.
Overall, I really enjoyed this one. I think it was a well-plotted thriller and would recommend it!
*I received a free copy of this book from Rachel’s Random Resources in exchange for an honest review on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased.*
Anna Legat is a Wiltshire-based author, best known for her DI Gillian Marsh murder mystery series. A globe-trotter and Jack-of-all-trades, Anna has been an attorney, legal adviser, a silver-service waitress, a school teacher and a librarian. She read law at the University of South Africa and Warsaw University, then gained teaching qualifications in New Zealand. She has lived in far-flung places all over the world where she delighted in people-watching and collecting precious life experiences for her stories. Anna writes, reads, lives and breathes books and can no longer tell the difference between fact and fiction.
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