Fear The Silence by Robert Bryndza

July 13th, 2023 Kimberly Review 8 Comments

13th Jul

What would you do if your spouse committed suicide, and you had no warning? What would you do if you got a cryptic letter from him soon after? In Robert Bryndza’s standalone psychological thriller, we follow Maggie as she uncovers truths that place her and those around her in danger. Suspense and danger await you in this chilling tale.

Fear The Silence by Robert Bryndza
Fear The Silence
by Robert Bryndza
Genres: Psychological Thriller
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‘Do you believe Will took his own life?’

The question echoed off the white tiles in the hospital’s cold, cavernous morgue, and I studied my husband in peaceful repose. I leaned down and put my forehead against his. Silent tears ran down my cheeks. They felt hot, and he felt so cold. It was five days since his death, and my grief felt heavy, like a vast, dark mass pushing down on me.

When Maggie’s husband, Will, is shot dead in their London home, she thinks he is the victim of a burglary until the police tell her the shocking news that Will was the one who pulled the trigger.

Maggie is consumed with grief and questions. Will wasn’t suicidal. He had so much to live for.

After the funeral, Maggie travels to their holiday home on a small Croatian island to escape London. She finds a disturbing letter written by Will, containing clues to a dark secret.

As Maggie puts the pieces together, she discovers Will’s death is connected to someone from his past… Someone who will go to extreme lengths to keep Maggie silent.

Three can keep a secret... If two of them are dead.

The international multi-million bestselling author of The Girl in the Ice is back with his first stand-alone thriller, a heart-racing, hold-your-breath read that will keep you hooked until the very last page.


Fear the Silence begins on a normal Sunday. Maggie and her husband spend a lazy Sunday together before she headed off to work at the local hospital. Her night changes forever when a gunshot victim arrives and it’s Maggie’s husband. At first Maggie thinks Will is the victim of a break-in, but the police tell her it’s a suicide. She didn’t even know Will owned a gun.

The tale that unfolds slowly builds until Maggie travels to their vacation home on a small Croatian island to mourn quietly. Strange things happen, and then she receives a letter from her husband. It’s dated after his death and not from the family solicitor. It talks about his death and where she can find the key to unlocking the truth.

From there, the tale took off. As Maggie looks for answers, it seems others are too. They’ll stop at nothing to keep their secrets. Danger, death, escape and twists kept me reading as Maggie uncovers something big with far-reaching implications.

Fans of thrillers, fast-paced action and conspiracies will want to pick up this thriller. The author did a great job of building the suspense and raised the stakes as the story progressed. Some twists and Maggie’s clever thinking made for an engaging tale.

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About Robert Bryndza

Robert Bryndza

Robert Bryndza is an international bestselling author, best known for his page-turning crime and thriller novels, which have sold over five million copies. His crime debut, The Girl in the Ice was released in February 2016, introducing Detective Chief Inspector Erika Foster. Within five months it sold one million copies, reaching number one in the Amazon UK, USA and Australian charts. To date, The Girl in the Ice has sold over 1.5 million copies in the English language and has been sold into translation in 29 countries. It was nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Mystery & Thriller (2016), the Grand prix des lectrices de Elle in France (2018), and it won two reader voted awards, The Thrillzone Awards best debut thriller in The Netherlands (2018) and The Dead Good Papercut Award for best page turner at the Harrogate Crime Festival (2016). Robert has released a further five novels in the Erika Foster series, The Night Stalker, Dark Water, Last Breath, Cold Blood and Deadly Secrets, all of which have been global bestsellers, and in 2017 Last Breath was a Goodreads Choice Award nominee for Mystery and Thriller. Fatal Witness, the seventh Erika Foster novel, has just been published. Most recently, Robert created a new crime thriller series based around the central character Kate Marshall, a police officer turned private detective. The first book, Nine Elms, was an Amazon USA #1 bestseller and an Amazon UK top five bestseller, and the series has been sold into translation in 18 countries. The second book in the series is the global bestselling, Shadow Sands and the third book, Darkness Falls. Robert was born in Lowestoft, on the east coast of England. He studied at Aberystwyth University, and the Guildford School of Acting, and was an actor for several years, but didn’t find success until he took a play he’d written to the Edinburgh Festival. This led to the decision to change career and start writing. He self-published a bestselling series of romantic comedy novels, before switching to writing crime. Robert lives with his husband in Slovakia, and is lucky enough to write full-time.

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