From a New York Times bestselling “writer to reckon with,” a psychological suspense about a woman whose life is fractured by a childhood crime.


"Sheer clarity of vision."

—The New York Times Book Review


"A master storyteller." 

—USA Today


"A writer to reckon with."

—The New York Times Book Review

"A master storyteller."

—USA Today

About Mary McGarry Morris

Mary McGarry Morris grew up in Vermont and now lives on the North Shore in Massachusetts. Her first novel, Vanished, was nominated for the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award. A Dangerous Woman was chosen by Time magazine as one of the “Five Best Novels of the Year” and was made into a major motion picture. Songs in Ordinary Time was an Oprah’s Book Club selection, which propelled it to the top of the New York Times bestseller list for many weeks, in addition to being adapted for a television movie.

About The Silence

There was the moment eight-year-old Ruth Corrigan ran away from playing in the woods with her best friend, then the moment after, when Ceely Pardeau was gone. Murdered. Now the silence of that day lives within Ruth. Lives in the judgment she sees in the faces of so many in the town she still calls home. Ruth may be older now, tougher, a cop by trade, but her life has been unraveling ever since that tragic day in the woods. Alcohol, sex, broken marriages - nothing can lighten the truth she knows inside.

About the Books

The novels I write are the novels and stories I most like to read. My book ideas always start with a character I can't stop thinking about. Wondering about. That character may not have been in the forefront of my thoughts for months, maybe even years. Especially if I'm working on another project. But it's the ones that never go away, the characters that keep coming back. Like creatures behind the walls, their stories continue scratching in the night, demanding to break through until their persistence and their noise can no longer be overlooked.


“Morris’ page-turner, (which evokes To Kill a Mockingbird) will satisfy her fans and send new readers searching for her earlier titles.” 

— Publishers Weekly
[on Light From a Distant Star]


“At once deeply thrilling and deeply affecting... should burnish Ms. Morris’s reputation as one of the most skillful new writers at work in America today.”

—The New York Times
 [on A Dangerous Woman]

“Propels the reader along so swiftly, the novel can be devoured in one sitting…
A fascinating portrayal of a woman whose instinctive sense of a mystery about herself leads her to uncover that secret at a cost.” 

— Chicago Tribune
[on Fiona Range]


“It all leads to a propulsive climax that makes this sensitive work of literary fiction also incredibly exciting.”

— Washington Post
[on The Last Secret]


“A gritty, beautifully crafted novel rich in wisdom and suspense... Secures Morris’s status as one of our finest American writers.” 

— The Miami Herald
[on Songs in Ordinary Time]


“Astonishing... Morris’s book should be judged on its own merits, and against the work of our most highly practiced and accomplished novelists.”

— Vogue
[on Vanished]