➸ The Soul of Discretion (Simon Serrailler, #8) Author Susan Hill – Instaposter.us

The Soul of Discretion (Simon Serrailler, #8) The Cathedral Town Of Lafferton Seems Idyllic, But In Many Ways It Is Just Like Any Other Place As Part Of The Same Rapidly Changing World, It Shares The Same Hopes And Fears, And The Same Kinds Of Crime, As Any Number Of Towns Up And Down The Land When One Day DC Simon Serrailler Is Called In By Lafferton S New Chief Constable, Kieron Bright, He Is Met By Four Plainclothes Officers He Is Asked To Take The Lead Role In A Complex, Potentially Dangerous Undercover Operation And Must Leave Town Immediately, Without Telling Anyone Not Even His Girlfriend Rachel, Who Has Only Just Moved In With Him Meanwhile, Simon S Sister Cat Is Facing Difficult Choices At Work That Will Test Her Dedication To The NHS But An Urgent Call About Her And Simon S Father, Richard, Soon Presents Her With A Far Greater Challenge Much Closer To Home.To Complete His Special Op, Simon Must Inhabit The Mind Of The Worst Kind Of Criminal As The Op Unfolds, Lafferton Is Dragged Into The Sort Of Case Every Town Dreads And Simon Faces The Fight Of His Life.

Susan Hill was born in Scarborough, North Yorkshire in 1942 Her hometown was later referred to in her novel A Change for the Better 1969 and some short stories especially Cockles and Mussels.She attended Scarborough Convent School, where she became interested in theatre and literature Her family left Scarborough in 1958 and moved to Coventry where her father worked in car and aircraft factor Susan Hill was born in Scarborough, North Yorkshire in 1942 Her hometown was later referred to in her novel A Change for the Better 1969 and some short stories especially Cockles and Mussels.She attended Scarborough Convent School, where she became interested in theatre and literature Her family left Scarborough in 1958 and moved to Coventry where her father worked in car and aircraft factories Hill states that she attended a girls grammar school, Barr s Hill Her fellow pupils included Jennifer Page, the first Chief Executive of the Millennium Dome At Barrs Hill she took A levels in English, French, History and Latin, proceeding to an English degree at King s College London By this time she had already written her first novel, The Enclosure which was published by Hutchinson in her first year at university The novel was criticised by The Daily Mail for its sexual content, with the suggestion that writing in this style was unsuitable for a schoolgirl.Her next novel Gentleman and Ladies was published in 1968 This was followed in quick succession by A Change for the Better, I m the King of the Castle, The Albatross and other stories, Strange Meeting, The Bird of Night, A Bit of Singing and Dancing and In the Springtime of Year, all written and published between 1968 and 1974.In 1975 she married Shakespeare scholar Stanley Wells and they moved to Stratford upon Avon Their first daughter, Jessica, was born in 1977 and their second daughter, Clemency, was born in 1985 Hill has recently founded her own publishing company, Long Barn Books, which has published one work of fiction per year Librarian s Note There isthan one author by this name.

10 thoughts on “The Soul of Discretion (Simon Serrailler, #8)

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    I didn t even have time to mark this as currently reading because I read it so fast Which made me realise how some readers on GR can race through so many books per week, if they stick with a steady diet of genre fiction which has only the plainest vocabulary and deals in characters, scenes and plots we have encountered already a bajillion times in tv shows, movies and other genre fiction books So even though this was about busting open a hardcore paedophile ring it was easy reading One s eyes I didn t even have time to mark this as currently reading because I read it so fast Which made me realise how some readers on GR can race through so many books per week, if they stic...

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    EXCERPT He went through the gate and stopped Later, he said that he would never forget the child s face until his dying day Later, he could not sleep because the face was in front of him Later, he was haunted during his waking hours by sudden flashbacks to the child s face as it looked up at him.It was a girl She was perhaps four years old She was filthy, she had smears of blood on her arms and legs Her long, fine, fair hair was matted to her scalp She was completely naked THE BLURB EXCERPT He went through the gate and stopped Later, he said that he would never forget the child s face until his dying day Later, he could not sleep because the face was in front of him Later, he was haunted during his waking hours by sudden flashbacks to the child s face as it looked up at him.It was a girl She was perhaps four years old She was filthy, she had smears of blood on her arms and legs Her long, fine, fair hair was matted to her scalp She was completely naked THE BLURB The cathedral town of Lafferton seems idyllic, but in many ways it is just like any other place As part of the same rapidly changing world, it shares the same hopes and fears, and the same kinds of crime, as any num...

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    This was my first of the Simon Serrailler series, and my first Susan Hill book ever I know right Have I been hiding under a rock or something Avid crime fan, somehow I missed this talented author NoWhilst this was book eight in the series, for me, the newcomer it read totally fine as a stand alone book I didn t feel I missed out by not reading prior books in the series.I knew from the opening chapter I was going to like this book, first chapters are good indicators sometimes From the This was my first of the Simon Serrailler series, and my first Susan Hill book ever I know right Have I been hiding under a rock or something Avid crime fan, somehow I missed this talented author NoWhilst this was book eight in the series, for me, the newcomer it read totally fine as a stand alone book I didn t feel I missed out by not reading prior bo...

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    I love the Simon Serrailler novels Always have done from the moment I picked up The Various Haunts of Men all those years ago, and fell in love with a character, his family and the place in which they reside, a town called Lafferton.Without doubt, whilst every single novel has been brilliant, this was the best one for me since the original the plot is poignant, scary, heart wrenching and horrific, with some extremely dark themes at the heart of it and a series of events that sends our well I love the Simon Serrailler novels Always have done from the moment I picked up The Various Haunts of Men all those years ago, and fell in love with a character, his family and the place in which they reside, a town called Lafferton.Without doubt, whilst every single novel has been brilliant, this was ...

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    Where I got the book audiobook on Audible Dear Ms Hill,When they say you should create great characters and then put them through the wringer THEY DIDN T MEAN IT LITERALLY.Sincerely, And thats all the spoilers you re going to get As with the previous book, Hill is able to rein in her love of subplots a little bit and stick to two main plotlines, one involving Simon Serra...

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    As I read the first few sentences I knew that this would be a book that I would enjoy with a style of writing invites the reader to care This is the eighth book in the Simon Serrailler series but if like me you ve missed a few, don t worry this can easily be read as a standalone.All is not going smoothly for Simon as he struggles to accommodate his latest girlfriend Rachel in his lif...

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    Just when I thought the Serrailler series might be running out of steam.Susan Hill was a fabulous and thoughtful writer of complex and often dark psychology long before she embarked on the crime genreSo when, all those years ago, she joined the ranks of detective novel writers, with an on going cast of characters, to appear novel by novel, she was never going to abandon her initial writerly strengths and vision, and would instead bring these to her interpretation of the genre.She begins with a Just when I thought the Serrailler series might be running out of steam.Susan Hill was a fabulous and thoughtful writer of complex and often dark psychology long before she embarked on the crime genreSo when, all those years ago, she joined the ranks of detective novel writers, with an on going cast of characters, to appear novel by novel, she was never going to abandon her initial writerly strengths and vision, and would instead bring these to her interpretation of the genre.She begins with a particular person ...

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    Susan Hill is one of my favourite authors I was introduced to her not literally by an old headmaster who ran special tutorials for his English scholars, and he said to me that if I wanted to become a writer one day to study Susan Hill It s no coincidence one of her books, I m the King of the Castle, was chosen to be on the GCSE syllabus She does deserve study That simple, short novella is one of the most intense and horrific descriptions of childhood bullying I ve ever read but don t go i Susan Hill is one of my favourite authors I was introduced to her not literally by an old headmaster who ran special tutorials for his English scholars, and he said to me that if I wanted to become a writer one day to study Susan Hill It s no coincidence one of her books, I m the King of the Castle, was chosen to be on the GCSE syllabus She does deserve study That simple, short novella is one of the most intense and horrific descriptions of childhood bullying I ve ever read but don t go into it expecting blood and gore It s psychological bullying at its very finest, the kind only children and adults with sensitive imaginations and long memories find debilitating The kind that when you take it to an unheeding, uncaring parent you are told, Don t be silly, darling It s was just a bit of silly nonsense Hill s The Woman in Black is one of the most terrifying novels I ve ever read and once you ve read it it rather ruins you for the better known slasher gore kind of horror novels In the Springt...

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    Lafferton, England A naked child wanders down a street A woman is raped at a black tie Freemansons Dinner Detective Simon Serrailler is coming to terms with his girlfriend moving into his flat which now seems very small and confined, no longer his own private space His widowed sister is struggling for money and must decide what to do about it His stepmother is struggling to deal with the detective s increasingly irritable and irascible father Serrailler s girlfriend feels like the lodger Lafferton, England A naked child wanders down a street A woman is raped at a black tie Freemansons Dinner Detective Simon Serrailler is coming to terms with his girlfriend moving into his flat which now seems very small and confined, no longer his own private space His widowed sister is struggling for money and must decide what to do about it His stepmother is struggling to deal with the detective s increasingly irritable and irascible father Serrailler s girlfriend feels like the lodger in her boyfriend s ...

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    I haven t read any of the Simon Serrailler series but will have to work through the back catalogue now These are JUST my sort of books.Serrailler is a Detective, whose girlfriend has just moved into his flat They are going through an adjustment phase she still feels like she s lodging and he s getting used to the reduction in space available.He is called into the Chief Constables office and told that he will be going undercover on a dangerous mission connected with child abuse and that he I haven t read any of the Simon Serrailler series but will have to work through the back catalogue now These are JUST my sort of books.Serrailler is a Detective, whose girlfriend has just moved into his flat They are going through an adjustment phase she stil...

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