The Silent BoyeBook - 2014
From the No. 1 bestselling author of THE AMERICAN BOY comes a brilliant new historical thriller set during the French Revolution. Selected as Historical Novel of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times, and picked as one of Radio 4's Crime Books of the Year.
Paris, 1792. The city is gripped by revolution and the gutters run with blood as thousands lose their heads to the guillotine.
Edward Savill, a London merchant, receives word that his estranged wife has been killed in France. Her ten-year-old son, Charles, has been taken by #65533;migr#65533; refugees to Charnwood Court, deep in the English countryside.
Savill is sent to fetch Charles, only to discover the child is mute. The boy has witnessed unimaginable horrors, but a terrible secret keeps him from saying a word. Locked in a prison of his own mind, his silence is the only thing that will keep him safe.
Or so he thinks ...