The Vows of Silence

The Vows of Silence

A Simon Serrailler Mystery

Book - 2009
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Chief Inspector Serrailler investigates a seemingly random series of murders targeting young women in the cathedral town of Lafferton, cases he is certain are related in spite of their varying methods.
Publisher: Woodstock, N.Y. : Overlook Press, 2009, c2008.
ISBN: 9781590202456
Characteristics: 328 p. ; 24 cm.


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Aug 20, 2015

Very good early Banks' mystery which keeps you guessing to the last chapter!

WVMLStaffPicks Oct 26, 2014

The fourth in the mystery series featuring the enigmatic detective Simon Serrailler set in the cathredral town of Lafferton. Simon struggles to provide comfort and support to his sister whose husband is critically ill while using all his practical and intuitive skills to discover who is responsible for the seemingly random shootings of young women in the town. This series is enriched by well-drawn characters and a sensitive portrayal of family life in all its complexity.

mayfairlady Jun 27, 2012

Good but wonder about the side story and the significance of it - seemed not to make a lot of sense. Basically a good series.

Jun 20, 2012

This author's Simon Serrailler series is extremely well done. Very much looking forward to reading them all.

Jan 23, 2012

As I ponder how to pronounce "Serrailler"... this book tackles God, murder, euthanasia, suicide, wedding fairs, fun fairs, Internet dating {or not}, and serial killing. It's the first book I've ever read where I felt bad for the victim, who we don't get to know well and isn't my kind of person anyways, but she was so *nice* and I felt it was really, really unfair. She never stood a chance. If I say the writing reminds me of Anne Tyler or Rosamunde Pilcher you'll get the wrong idea, but it's not entirely fair to say it's a "mystery" genre, when the characters' true-to-life stories are so much more important than actually catching a presumed serial killer. It was a fairly easy read, I will look for other books in this series.

Aug 25, 2008



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