Deleted chapter: Murray’s day

Monday 4 November, 2019

Deleted chapter: Murray’s day

In the process of the journey from its initial genesis to publication, In the Silence underwent numerous revisions, with characters, scenes and even entire chapters ending up on the cutting room floor.

One of these chapters, written from the point of view of Anna’s nemesis, Detective Sergeant Rob Murray, remained in the manuscript until the final round of revisions. It is presented here in its final form prior to deletion, and would originally have appeared between Chapters 29 (“White Knight”) and 30 (“Hell”). In the process of removing it, certain elements of the narrative were streamlined, resulting in some minor inconsistencies between the text below and the published novel.

Needless to say, the following chapter contains major SPOILERS for In the Silence.

Read on!