Lies of Silence by Brian Moore

Lies of Silence

Brian Moore

230 pages first pub 1990 (editions)

fiction thriller dark reflective tense slow-paced


Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize: An unhappy marriage is further shaken when IRA terrorists invade the couple's home in this "first rate" thriller (The New York Times). Michael Dillon, a self-described "poet in a business suit," is a once-asp...

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Community Reviews Summary of 71 reviews


dark 55%
emotional 44%
informative 44%
mysterious 33%
reflective 33%
tense 33%
sad 22%
adventurous 11%
challenging 11%


medium 50%
slow 25%
fast 25%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Plot: 50%

Strong character development?

No: 62% | It's complicated: 37%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | No: 37% | Yes: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 71% | It's complicated: 14% | Yes: 14%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 42% | Yes: 28% | It's complicated: 14% | N/A: 14%

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