The Soul of Discretion

The Soul of Discretion

A Simon Serrailler Case

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From the outside, the cathedral town of Lafferton seems idyllic, but in many ways it is just like any number of towns. When Simon Serrailler is called in by Lafferton's new Chief Constable, he's asked to take the principal role in a difficult, potentially dangerous undercover operation. He must leave town without telling anyone and he must inhabit the mind of the worst kind of criminal. This takes its toll on Simon - and eventually on the town.
Publisher: Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 014
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781410476784
Branch Call Number: HILL
Characteristics: 507 pages (large print)

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MelatSCPL
Sep 04, 2016

Couldn't bring myself to finish it and I finish everything. Bad!

tomato Mar 01, 2015

I love this series, but "Soul of Discretion", while eminently readable, isn't up to Hill's previous novels about Simon Serrailler. Subject matter not your typical mystery, and bringing family members into the thick of it just isn't "on".

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pitkerro
Feb 10, 2015

Not one of her best.

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jazpur
Oct 24, 2014

No.Not this one.The old saying never judge a book by its cover applies. The cover is beautiful.. The contents, sordid to say the least. Susan Hill writes so very well and never dodges contentious issues but this one I think goes a step too far. I have read the series and I did request this latest Simon Serrailler novel. There are rave reviews. I, on the other hand feel like the little boy in the story of The Emperor's new clothes.I am not waiting for the next installment if there is one.Unlike the others in the series, this one has a bad feeling of hopelessness about it.I think she should call it a day.... Having said that, while not changing my opinion at all about the subject matter, in the light of what
has happened here recently with a similar character in real life, she got the psychopath's personality absolutely right.

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