The Secret Voices
A gripping, fast-paced crime thriller that will have you hooked
'BLOODY BRILLIANT. If you like your crime dark and twisty...The Secret Voices is all this and more.' Joanna Cannon, author of A Tidy Ending
They said they’d keep me safe. They said, ‘It’s okay, Hannah. You know you can trust me.’ They lied.
When eight-year-old Hannah Perry goes missing in the small Suffolk village of St Just, the community is rocked. Heading up the investigation is Acting DS Rob Minshull, but he’s out of his depth in an investigation full of dead ends. As the kidnapper taunts the police with deliveries of Hannah’s belongings and cryptic notes, her life hangs perilously in danger.
Until Dr Cora Lael enters the picture. A psychologist with a unique ability, Cora’s rare gift allows her to sense emotions attached to discarded objects. When she is shown the first of Hannah’s belongings, she hears the child’s piercing scream.
With few leads on the case, could Cora prove Hannah’s only hope? And as time runs out, can they find Hannah before an unimaginable tragedy occurs…?
A twisty, original and utterly gripping detective thriller. Don’t miss the crime thriller debut from the bestselling women’s fiction author, Miranda Dickinson.
Praise for The Secret Voices:
‘A superb crime debut from a massive talent. Cora is a character you won’t forget.’ Steve Cavanagh, author of Fifty-Fifty
‘Had me gripped from the moment I started reading it! One of the best thrillers of 2022.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader Review
‘A corker of a debut with a brilliantly drawn main character.’ Simon Toyne, author of Solomon Creed
‘An unusual premise and an engaging cast of characters. What more could you want from a crime debut? I flew through it.’ Mari Hannah, author of Her Last Request and Without a Trace
‘Gripping, full of twists and unpredictability that had me guessing until the end. I couldn’t put it down.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader Review
‘I was well and truly hooked…The writing was well researched, the storyline gripping, and the characters were spot on!…This was fantastic! Would definitely recommend!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader Review
‘This was excellent… There were many twists and I loved the plot development…I will pick up anything by this author in the future!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader Review
‘Wow! What a fantastic story…I read it in a day, just couldn’t put it down.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader Review
‘Suspense, intrigue, great police work and a great storyline! It definitely had my heart pumping!’ Reader Review
‘Truly could not put this down… so many twists and turns… Great characters which are also believable’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader Review
‘Touchingly compassionate, desperately exciting and achingly well-written…a superlative crime novel’ Rob Parker, author of Far From The Tree
‘I love a good police procedural and this one is an impossible-to-put-down one! With a cast of really interesting characters…it moves at a perfect pace.’ Fionnuala Kearney, author of You, Me and Other People and The Book of Love
Ooooo it’s good!
It’s great! Difficult to put down, thanks Miranda for making me tired the next day at work! I loved the book and wouldn’t want to criticise or spoil it for someone to read but it maybe felt a little rushed at the very end? I maybe would have liked to have had a bit more on the motives and reasoning behind the culprit? Like I said though - it’s great, we’ll worth reading!
I enjoyed it so much!! Looking forward to reading the next one.
Not quite what I expected. The police technical progress a little unbelievable too.