ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: May 11, 2015
By (author) Linda Tweedie
The Silence is a gritty novel set in Glasgow at the time of the Ice Cream Wars in the 1980s. A bloody raid on a family celebration leaves Paddy Coyle’s only daughter so traumatised she loses the power of speech. Blaming his sworn enemies, the McClellands, Coyle seeks to destroy the family in revenge for his daughter. The McLellands have no alternative but to flee the country and adopt new identities. Almost penniless desperate to support his family, Pete Mack, together with the help of his old friend and mentor, Canon O’Farrell, soon establishes a lucrative but vile trade in human trafficking. A holiday romance between Erin Coyle and Bobby, the son of her father’s enemy, sets off a chain of events which no one could have predicted. Kidnapping, drug smuggling and murder ensue in this fast-paced novel.
Linda Tweedie has been a former market trader, tarot reader, encyclopaedia sales person and drug rep. (The fact she couldn’t tell an Elastoplast from an aspirin speaks volumes about her selling abilities, or the desperation of the company who employed her). She found her vocation the day she walked behind a bar. It was where she was destined to be and she was firmly ensconced there for over twenty years (barring toilet breaks.) She and her insufferable, incorrigibly rude husband are known the length and breadth of the country for their unique and individual brand of customer service.