A murdered schoolteacher. A police force under attack. A teen hiding secrets beneath silence.When a body is discovered at an abandoned Suffolk farm, DS Rob Minshull and the squad believes it’s the latest casualty of the drugs war terrorising rural communities. But when the victim is identified as a well-respected local teacher, the case is thrown wide open.While they hunt the murderer, the South Suffolk CID team face a new threat. A brutal vigilante group dispensing their own twisted justice puts the investigation in grave danger, as well as the detectives.Educational psychologist, Dr Cora Lael, is called into work with Lottie Arundel, a troubled teen who stopped speaking a year ago.As Cora enters Lottie’s world, it seems that the teen’s silence might hold the key to the case. But as Cora and Rob work together to find a vicious killer, it’s clear that uncovering Lottie’s secrets will take Cora and Rob into the most dangerous of places - where the price to pay for the truth might be death…The second book from MJ White, ‘The Silent Child’ is a twisty, utterly unputdownable crime thriller. If you like James Oswald or LJ Ross, you ll love this.Praise for MJ White: Cora is a character you won’t forget. - Steve Cavanagh, author of ‘The Devil’s Advocate’ A corker of a debut with a brilliantly drawn main character. - Simon Toyne, author of ‘Solomon Creed’. Touchingly compassionate, desperately exciting and achingly well-written…a superlative crime novel - Rob Parker, author of ‘Far From The Tree’.MJ White is the pseudonym for bestselling author Miranda Dickinson. A six-times Sunday Times Bestselling author of ten books, MJ White has been shortlisted twice for RNA awards (for Novel of the Year in 2010 with ‘Fairytale of New York’ and again in 2012 for Contemporary Novel of the Year for ‘It Started With a Kiss’).She has been published in fifteen languages and has been a bestseller in four countries, selling over a million copies.