Hold Your Tongue
Deborah Masson

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Narrated By: Christine Hewitt

Duration: 10 hours and 20 minutes

What to expect

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A brutal murder.
A young woman’s body is discovered with horrifying injuries, a recent newspaper cutting pinned to her clothing.
A detective with everything to prove.
This is her only chance to redeem herself.
A serial killer with nothing to lose.
He’s waited years, and his reign of terror has only just begun . . .

Introducing DI Eve Hunter, HOLD YOUR TONGUE is your new obsession.


Readers can't stop talking about HOLD YOUR TONGUE:

'A brilliant debut'
'[Deborah Masson] has a long and bright future ahead if this book is anything to go by'
'Hold Your Tongue is incredible . . . You're in for a treat!'

© Deborah Masson 2019 (P) Penguin Audio 2020


Crime & mystery: police procedural, Crime & mystery: women sleuths, Narrative theme: Death, grief, loss

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With a twisty plot and dark, nuanced characters, Hold Your Tongue makes for compulsive reading. Not only is it a fantastic crime novel, but the start of an exciting new series.

Jack Jordan, author of BEFORE HER EYES

Gritty, gruesome and NOT to be missed!! Hold Your Tongue is a shocking and brilliant debut by an author who has the rare talent to drag the reader right into the heart of the story and keep them on the edge of their seat until the very last page. I loved DI Eve Hunter’s ability to be both fragile - emotionally and physically broken, and wracked with guilt - and at the same time 100% badass! She was an instantly likeable heroine and one I can’t wait to read about again.

Lauren North, author of THE PERFECT BETRAYAL

If you like your crime novels blood-curdling, Deborah Masson's debut is terrifying, edge-of-your-seat stuff.

Emma Curtis, bestselling author of ONE LITTLE MISTAKE

Gritty and close to the bone, HOLD YOUR TONGUE is a compelling, addictive read that I devoured in one sitting. With complex, layered characters and a tension-fuelled plot, this is one of my favourite debuts of the year.

Lisa Hall, author of BETWEEN YOU AND ME

Hold Your Tongue is a tense debut in which the past and present collide with devastating consequences. I hope to read more of DI Eve Hunter.