In the Galway Silence

In the Galway Silence Review

Ken Bruen has been called "hard to resist, with his aching Irish heart, silvery tongue, and bleak noir sensibility" (New York Times Book Review). His prose is as characteristically sharp as his outlook in the latest Jack Taylor novel, In the Galway Silence. After much tragedy and violence, Jack Taylor has at long last landed at contentment. Of course, he still knocks back too much Jameson and dabbles in uppers, but he has a new woman in his life, a freshly bought apartment, and little sign of trouble on the horizon. Once again, trouble comes to him, this time in the form of a wealthy Frenchman who wants Jack to investigate the double-murder of his twin sons. Jack is meanwhile roped into looking after his girlfriend's nine-year-old son, and is in for a shock with the appearance of a character out of his past. The plot is one big chess game and all of the pieces seem to be moving at the behest of one dangerously mysterious player: a vigilante called "Silence," because he's the last thing his victims will ever hear.

This is Ken Bruen at his most darkly humorous, his most lovably bleak, as he shows us the meaning behind a proverb of his own design--"the Irish can abide almost anything save silence."

Title:In the Galway Silence
Edition Language:English

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    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Diane S ?

    Jack is back! After his last outing this was much in doubt. This hard drinking, Xanax popping, ex-garda, attracts violence like no other. Here he actually saves a man from drowning, a man bent on kill...

  • Karl

    For those not familiar with ‘The Jack Taylor Series’ by Ken Bruen a bit of back story is in order. Taylor is the creation of Ken Bruen, starting back from the year 2001. With 14 books now released...

  • Paromjit

    No one does Irish Noir like Ken Bruen, brutal, violent, lyrical with a musical quality in the prose, often sharp and staccato set in beautiful Galway, although it's underbelly of crime and horror once...

  • Thomas

    3.5 stars rounded down to 3.Thanks to Grove Atlantic for sending me this eARC through NetGalley. This is my first book in this series, but I have watched several of the tv adaptations. I would have un...

  • Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*

    EXCERPT: I turned very slightly, moved my face close to supercop, whispered, "I'm going to shoot him on Friday, at about three in the afternoon, so you can be there to make the big arrest."He moved ba...

  • Sandy

    After finishing The Emerald Lie, I wasn’t sure if Jack Taylor would be with us much longer. Yet here he is…bleary eyed & bushy tailed. But there’s something odd about him. It’s like he’s…*...

  • Marialyce

    3 hard to rate this one starsMy reviews can be seen here: https://wordpress.com/post/yayareadsl...Jack Taylor is not one of the characters I would like to know. Seriously, he is one messed up dude, dr...

  • Literary Soire

    Marilyn Stasio of the New York Times Book Review calls author Ken Bruen “hard to resist, with his aching Irish heart, silvery tongue, and bleak noir sensibility.” How right she is. And 13 turns ou...

  • Alan Taylor

    “The Irish can abide almost anything save silence.”A few paragraphs into a new Jack Taylor novel and you hear the musicality and fall into the familiar rhythms of Ken Bruen’s prose. It is distin...

  • Tim

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley to read and review.IN THE GALWAY SILENCE by Ken Bruen is the 14th book in the Jack Taylor series, and opens with Jack doing well and...