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  • Published: 1 December 2015
  • ISBN: 9780099575948
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $19.99

The Soul of Discretion

Simon Serrailler Book 8

DC Simon Serrailler is faced with his worst crimes yet, and Lafferton is left reeling

The eighth in the Simon Serrailler crime series

Simon Serrailler faces his most dangerous challenge yet in the edge-of-your-seat thriller from Susan Hill, the bestselling author of The Woman in Black.

Going undercover, he must leave town immediately, change his identity and sever all contact with friends and family.

And, more importantly, he must inhabit the mind of the worst kind of criminal.

But can he do so without losing everything?

‘Crime writing with a dark, fierce edge’ Daily Mail

‘Keeps the reader gripped until the last page’ Sunday ExpressDiscover the bestselling crime series that over ONE MILLION readers have devoured.

  • Published: 1 December 2015
  • ISBN: 9780099575948
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Susan Hill

Susan Hill has been a professional writer for over fifty years. Her books have won awards and prizes including the Whitbread, the John Llewellyn Rhys and a Somerset Maugham, and have been shortlisted for the Booker. She was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Honours. Her novels include Strange Meeting, I’m the King of the Castle, In the Springtime of the Year and A Kind Man. She has also published autobiographical works and collections of short stories as well as the Simon Serrailler series of crime novels. The play of her ghost story The Woman in Black has been running in London’s West End since 1988. She has two adult daughters and lives in North Norfolk.


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Praise for The Soul of Discretion

This is modern crime writing with a dark, fierce edge – and all the better for it

Geoffrey Wansell, Daily Mail

Keeps the reader gripped until the last page

Sunday Express

Not all great novelists can write crime fiction but when Susan Hill does the result is stunning

Ruth Rendell

Exhilarating… These books succeed in harnessing all the genre’s addictive power while maintaining a complexity and fascination entirely their own


All the ingredients for the perfect English crime novel are here

Daily Mail

She captures sinister atmosphere brilliantly...her characters are drawn with loving detail


Eagerly awaited by all aficionados of crime fiction

P.D. James

Susan Hill writes as an honest and disturbing witness to our times


The real joy of the Serrailler series is Serrailler himself…rich in incident and intrigue

Daily Express

Nothing’s quite as it seems, except Hill's brilliantly compelling prose

Daily Mirror

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