First day of sale: 09.11.2017
DAS WÜTEN DER STILLE /
THE RAGE OF SILENCE
A Crime Novel, ca. 400 p.
“Complex characters who stay in your head, packed into a sweeping story. A brilliant novel.”
Oliver Bottini on ›Ocean of Silence‹
“A fascinating, sometimes oppressive crime novel right from the very first page.”
Cornelia Hoppe, NEWS on ›At the End of the Pain‹
A dark family secret set against the backdrop of Cornwall
The first autumn storms gather over Cornwall, and DI Colin Brown is feeling gloomy. His wife has gone away for a few weeks, and he and the children have to fend for themselves. Now of all times, he is faced with an unsettling case: Sixteen-year-old Clara Wellington has disappeared. Colin tries to find the girl with the help of search troops and volunteers, but after a few days there is still no trace of the girl. Then he comes across a similar case, which happened six years ago in the neighbouring village: A girl disappeared after a school festival, she was also a member of the school orchestra and very talented. This can’t be a coincidence. But what’s the connection between the two cases? Colin doesn’t have much time left to find out if he wants to save Clara’s life…
Iris Grädler illuminates the gap that a missing child leaves in a family with re-markable observational skills and a fantastic sense for the psychology of her characters. ‘Rage of Silence’ is simultaneously a gripping crime novel and evocative family drama.
Iris Grädler was born in 1963 in Halle (Westphalia). She has published poetry and short stories and edited several anthologies. She now lives in Swakopmuns, Namibia. Her first novel “Meer des Schweigens” (The Ocean of Silence) was published in 2015, followed by the second case of DI Colin Brown “Am Ende des Schmerzes” (At the End of the Pain) in 2016 and "Das Wüten der Stille" in 2017.