Silenced

My fourth book Silenced is published on 7 December 2021 by Hobeck Books. Silenced is a crime thriller with heart and a strong psychological element, which ventures into the shadowy world of police corruption and teen-exploiting gangs. It will be available in audiobook as well as ebook and paperback.

The ebook is now available to pre-order on Amazon:

Amazon UK (or type mybook.to/Silenced into your web browser)

Amazon.com

Other countries: type jennie ensor silenced into the search bar of your local Amazon

About the book

After a schoolgirl is stabbed to death outside a council housing estate controlled by fear-instilling drug gang, Skull Crew, DI Callum Waverley is asked to investigate. Meanwhile, 16-year-old Luke is sliding into Skull Crew’s grip, along with a troubled girl who has befriended him. As the boundaries between guilt and innocence start to blur, Callum seeks to overcome a hidden trauma from his past, which is threatening to derail both him and his investigation…

Silenced is about the decision to risk everything by speaking out about wrongdoing, or to stay silent and safe. A detective has to decide whether to reveal a secret that has haunted him for twenty-five years; a murdered girl’s mother must decide whether to tell the police everything she knows; and an elderly council estate resident living next door to gang headquarters decides whether she will stand up to terrifying intimidation.

Book description

A teenage girl murdered on her way home from school, stabbed through the heart. Her North London community is shocked, but no-one has the courage to help the police, not even her mother.

It’s DI Callum Waverley’s first major case as senior investigating officer – can he break the code of silence that shrouds the case?

This is a world where the notorious Skull Crew rules through fear. Everyone knows you keep your mouth shut or you’ll be silenced – permanently.

This is Luke’s world. Reeling from the loss of his mother to cancer, his step-father distant at best, violent at worst, he slides into the Skull Crew’s grip.

This is Jez’s world too. Her alcoholic mother neither knows nor cares that her 16-year-old daughter is being exploited by V, all-powerful leader of the gang.

Luke and Jez form a bond. Is it friendship, love or fear that brings them together? Can Callum win their trust, or will his own demons sabotage his investigation? And can anyone stop the Skull Crew ensuring all witnesses are silenced?

Silenced is the compelling and gritty new thriller by British author Jennie Ensor. A gripping story of love, fear and betrayal, it’s Romeo and Juliet for our troubled times.

‘A crime thriller with depth. It’s heart pounding, addictive and intelligent. It’s rare to come across a rollercoaster read that has heart, but this is it. A must read.’ – Barbara Copperthwaite, bestselling psychological thriller author

‘An absolutely thrilling, rollercoaster read, so cleverly told and so immensely authentic. I was gripped from start to finish. This is storytelling of the highest order and I can’t wait for Jennie Ensor’s next book.’ – Alex Day, bestselling author of psychological thrillers The Best of Friends and The Missing Twin

‘With authentic voices, a believable storyline and characters that you can really relate to, this is one of my favourite books of the year so far – gripping, fast paced, poignant and, most importantly, REAL!’ – Liz Mistry, bestselling crime and mystery thriller author

Silenced trailer

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