In Silent Parade, two girls disappear twenty years apart.
The first girl’s body is found cut into pieces, burned and buried in the woods. A suspect is arrested who refuses to talk to the police. Because the case is based on circumstantial evidence, the suspect is found not guilty and freed.
Twenty-three years later, the second girl’s body is found. Unambiguous evidence links the same suspect to her murder too. The police arrest the suspect, but he is let out of jail to await trial. While out, he is killed. All of the obvious suspects have seemingly unbreakable alibis. The police bring in famed physicist and part-time consulting detective Galileo to find the killer’s killer.
Just like with The Devotion of Suspect X, Silent Parade is a sterile police procedural set in an unusual setting. Character development is almost non-existent. However, the plotting is skillfully done. It is a true challenge to solve—especially discovering the motive. 4 stars!
Thanks to Minotaur Books and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.