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Without a Word

By Kate McQuaile

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An emotional psychological drama from the author of the critically acclaimed novel What She Never Told Me

I was there when it happened. I watched her disappear...

'EXQUISITE' - Daily Mail
'POWERFUL' - Amazon Reviewer
'TWISTY' - Good Housekeeping
'ABSORBING' - Karen Perry
'INCREDIBLE' - Amazon Reviewer
'ELEGANT' - Sunday Mirror
'GRIPPING' - Amazon Reviewer
'ACCOMPLISHED' - Sunday Times
'TANTALIZING' - Amazon Reviewer
'INTRIGUING' - Amazon Reviewer
'FAST-PACED' - Prima
'ADDICTIVE' - Sunday Mirror

'Everything you want in a thriller' - Emma Flint, author of Little Deaths

'This fizzes with intrigue and suspense' - Candis


Lillian had phoned telling her to get Skype up and running. 'I have so much to tell you.' Then, the knock on the door. 'Sorry Orla, I'd better see who it is' she said. Orla waited. Seconds became minutes. She didn't know how long she waited before she realised that something terrible had happened.

For more than a decade, Lillian's disappearance has remained unsolved, and Orla has found it impossible to move on.

Then she receives an unexpected visit from Ned Moynihan, the detective who led the original investigation into her friend's vanishing. Moynihan has been receiving anonymous notes accusing him of having failed to investigate the case properly. He assumes the notes are coming from Orla, yet Orla knows nothing of these letters.

Is somebody trying to tell them the truth about what really happened to Lillian that night?

Biographical Notes

Kate McQuaile is a graduate of the Faber novel-writing course. She lives in London and works as a journalist, but is originally from Drogheda in Ireland.

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  • ISBN: 9781784296759
  • Publication date: 19 Oct 2017
  • Page count: 368
  • Imprint: Quercus
A twisty tale — Good Housekeeping
Everything you want in a thriller — Emma Flint, author of Little Deaths
A fast-paced read — Prima
What She Never Told Me pulls you in from the first page in its exploration of love and identity, and the complicated bonds that tie families together. An absorbing read — Karen Perry on What She Never Told Me
McQuaile displays great empathy for her characters in this tale of an Ireland where the past can never be left behind — Sinéad Crowley on What She Never Told Me
Elegant, clever and totally convincing — Sunday Mirror on What She Never Told Me
An impulsive act has extraordinary consequences in this accomplished novel . . . Disturbing and compassionate — Sunday Times on What She Never Told Me
A compelling and compassionate novel — Candis on What She Never Told Me