Keep Her Silent is less interesting for its plot than for the premise involving the tainted blood scandal in the UK. This horrific situation involved America, a Canadian drug company, and corpses from Russia. You really can't make this stuff up.
I wasn't as engaged with the murder plot or the characters (Oonagh was annoying), but truth is stranger than fiction in this situation--and that part of the story kept me engaged.
When a police investigation into the Raphael Murders is reopened, investigative journalist Oonagh O'Neil discovers more questions than answers, but her interviews and research cause her to examine the original investigation with a different perspective. She's often wrong-footed and her discoveries are almost stumbled on, but she eventually knows the murders were not what they seemed.
Britain's Contaminated Blood Scandal
Scandal Not Confined to Britain
Can you imagine if your child was one of the Pups? "The acronym used was Pups – previously untreated patients. They were in effect being experimented on."
There are numerous articles online about the tainted blood scandal, but the corruption, greed, arrogance, and cover-up involved is sickening. Theresa May has ordered a new inquiry which may bring some semblance of justice.
Read in July; blog review scheduled for Aug. 9.
Crime/Suspense. Aug. 21, 2018. Print length: 301 pages.