Eva Dolan

Tell No Tales

"...a labyrinthine plot with dead ends and plenty of twists to keep you guessing to the end."


The car that ploughs into the bus stop early one morning leaves a trail of death and destruction behind it.

DS Ferreira and DI Zigic are called in from the Peterborough Hate Crimes Unit to handle the investigation but with another major case on their hands, one with disturbing Neo-Nazi overtones, they are relieved when there seems to be an obvious suspect. But the case isn't that simple and with tensions erupting in the town, leading to more violence, the media are soon hounding them for answers.

Ferreira believes that local politician Richard Shotton, head of a recently established right-wing party, must be involved somehow. Journalists have been quick to acclaim Shotton, with his Brazilian wife and RAF career, as a serious contender for a major political career, despite his extremist views, but is his party a cover for something far more dangerous?

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Eva Dolan burst onto the crime fiction scene last year with her critically acclaimed debut 'Long Way Home'. The second in the series is just as gripping, intelligently written and brilliantly plotted. Dolan is a writer in a class of her own. She takes the crime novel to another level bridging the gap between crime and literary fiction with her attention to detail and well-rounded characterisation. 'Tell No Tales' is very topical with the rise of a right-wing political party and an undercurrent of racial tension sparking unrest within the community. The partnership of Zigic and Ferreira is an interesting and absorbing one. They work well together and use each other as a sounding board for working through such difficult and sensitive cases. As the tension among the characters grow so does the pace of the story and we're drawn into a labyrinthine plot with dead ends and plenty of twists to keep you guessing to the end. An original series, this one is a compelling and impressive novel that ripples with authenticity. 'Tell No Tales' deserves every accolade going.

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