Deadly Silence by OMJ Ryan

Book blurb

Some sins can never be forgiven.

DI Jane Phillips was a star detective driven by a relentless quest for justice. But then she stepped outside the law. 

Now, demoted and suffering with PTSD, she finds herself facing the deadliest threat of her career — a serial killer who is preying on vulnerable women, murdering them in a shocking and bizarre ritual. 

A master of deception, he selects his victims at random. Or so it seems. But as Phillips investigates, she begins to see a method in the killer’s madness. Perhaps these victims aren’t random at all…  

As the pressure mounts, can Phillips find the link between these ritual murders before the killer strikes again — or will her dogged determination to solve the case bring his deadly silence to her door?

My thoughts

This is the last day of this amazing BlogTour for Deadly Silence by OMJ Ryan and it’s been a pleasure to take part.

DI Jane Phillips was previously a DCI until her actions in her last big case went awry. Her new DCI – Brown -is a bit of a pain they don’t have the best of relationships. He’s not liked by the rest of the team either, they’re still loyal to Jane, and the two of them – Jones and Bovalino – are quite the double act. Nevertheless Phillips, Jones and Bovalino are always determined to get to the truth and apprehend the right person. Whereas DCI Brown seems to just want to take the easy, obvious route. The route that will bring him promotion the quickest.

Set in Manchester they have the best results in the GMP and they put it down to their thorough detective work and skills. They are going to need them as a killer, who leaves no clues behind, starts to wreak havoc on their patch. The murders start to mount up. Jane and her team struggle to find anything that can help them discover who the killer is. Then a piece of evidence is found – could this be the key?

As they piece things together the killer continues to give them the slip and carries on executing their deadly plan. Will Jane and her team get the killer before even more people are killed? As Jane and the team get closer will she come out alive?

This is a tense and gripping story. The reason for the killings will bring understanding and, to a degree, some sympathy for the murderer. Nevertheless there is ultimately and rightly no other choice than to catch the killer. Demonstrating that there is only one way, a much better way, to achieve justice than through murder. However, Jane and her team are also determined to get some justice for what has also been brought to light.

This is a story sprinkled with a little humour, what would it be like if there was none at all? Still it takes seriously the search for the killer and what during the investigation is brought to light and which Jane along with the team have to deal with. The author handles them well giving Jane and the team the appropriate empathy and the passion to bring everyone to justice however shocking that is.

What a terrific book with great characters and a well plotted storyline. Well written with pace this is the first in a series which I’m sure will become a firm favourite for many and is certainly well worth reading.


With thanks to Inkubator Books for an eCopy of Deadly Silence by OMJ Ryan and to Emma at #damppebblesblogtours for the invite to join the blog tour. I have since purchased a copy.

Why not take a spin around the rest of the tour?

BlogTour – Deadly Silence (Detective Jane Phillips #1) by OMJ Ryan

#DeadlySilence #InkubatorBooks 

@OMJRYAN1 @damppebbles @DamppebblesBTs #damppebblesblogtours


Published in ebook format by Inkubator Books on 27th October 2019.


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Hailing from Yorkshire, OMJ Ryan worked in radio and entertainment for over twenty years, collaborating with household names and accumulating a host of international writing and radio awards. In 2018 he followed his passion to become a full-time novelist, writing stories for people who devour exciting, fast-paced thrillers by the pool, on their commute – or those rare moments of downtime before bed. Owen’s mission is to entertain from the first page to the last.

Twitter: @OMJRYAN1 | Facebook | Website: OMJ Ryan | Instagram


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