Splinter the Silence

by Val McDermid

On Sale: 12/01/2015

Splinter the Silence

by Val McDermid

On Sale: 12/01/2015


About the Book

From the author of the #1 bestsellers The Retribution and The Skeleton Road: the next novel in internationally renowned crime writer Val McDermid’s hugely successful Tony Hill and Carol Jordan series, centered on a series of high-profile “suicides” of outspoken women who were the targets of vicious cyberbullying up until their deaths

Widely recognized as one of our finest crime writers, with numerous accolades and legions of devoted readers worldwide, Val McDermid is back with the latest installment in her much beloved series featuring psychologist Tony Hill and former police detective Carol Jordan. Splinter the Silence is an adrenaline-fueled roller coaster guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat: a masterful novel centered on the mysterious deaths of several women who were the victims of vicious cyberbullying.

Is it violence if it’s virtual? The outspoken women targeted by the increasingly cruel Internet trolls and bullies would probably say so. For some of them, the torrents of bile and vicious threats prove too much. They begin to silence themselves in a series of high-profile suicides. Or do they? Tony Hill isn’t convinced. But he’s the only one. Former cop Carol Jordan is too busy messing up her life to care. Until she gets an unexpected second chance. Now it’s game on, and the stakes have never been higher.

Unpredictable and unputdownable, Splinter the Silence is a must-read that cements Val McDermid’s place as one of the best crime writers in the business.

Educator and Librarian Resources

Critical Praise

“McDermid’s 29th novel proves she has not lost an iota of her expertise.” - Independent (UK)

“Swiftly plotted and strongly characterised.” - The Scotsman

“McDermid still writes with the telltale verve that’s won her the accolade queen of psychological thrillers.” - The Observer (London)

“Diamond Dagger Award-winner McDermid handles the delicate dance that is the slow reunion of her two heroes with as much grace as she affords the novel’s victims.” - Publishers Weekly

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781443449809
  • ISBN 10: 1443449806
  • Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers
  • On Sale: 12/01/2015
  • Pages: 416
  • List Price:34.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / General
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological

Splinter the Silence by Val McDermid

The broadest selection of online bookstores. The links will take you to the web site's home page.

Other Booksellers

The broadest selection of online bookstores. The links will take you to the Web site's home page.


International Customers

If you are located outside Canada, the best way to order online is to choose from the following bookstores listed by region and country.