Silent Voices continues on from Gary McMahon’s brutalist urban-supernatural trilogy-opener The Concrete Grove, keeping steady pace with the shocking fluidity of that story. Again it’s the Needle, a behemoth abandoned residential tower block, that forms a geographical and paranormal centre point to the story which has grown around it. However, the characters we encounter in this book have a deeper and more involved history with the Concrete Grove than those in the preceding tranche of this tale, and it would seem that it has the most furtive of agendas with them.
An estranged trio of childhood friends Simon, Brendan and Martin – not in touch for some twenty-odd years – find themselves experiencing a disturbing series of events that echo through time. They’re reminded of a weekend in their youth when their innocence was stripped from them by some malevolent supernatural entity, their memories gone too, as the dark forces of the Grove conquered them. Click here to read more.. »