Daily Archives: October 26, 2014

The Soul of Discretion – Susan Hill


Simon Serralier has dropped off my radar, too! Thanks to Cleopatra Loves Books’ timely review on The Soul of Discretion – as well as being enjoyable and well written, it has also reminded me of Susan Hill’s great writing. So I thought I’d share it with you, too.

Cleopatra Loves Books

Crime Fiction 4*'s Crime Fiction

I have read some of the earlier books in this series but then Simon Serralier inexplicably dropped off my radar, as soon as I read the first few sentences I knew that this would be a book that I would enjoy.

All is not going smoothly for Simon as he struggles to accommodate his latest girlfriend Rachel in his life and the tensions are growing between the two when everything changes when Simon is summoned to a top secret meeting. Simon is being sent off on an undercover mission to a secure unit that seeks to rehabilitate child abusers, a tough subject to cover but Susan Hill handles it incredibly well as she portrays these men as individuals but without sympathy and as the reader we are invited to watch their therapy sessions where they seek to rationalise their past behaviour with worthy words of how they…

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