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The Silence of the White City by Eva García Sáenz
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Jul 28, 2020 | ISBN 9780593216385 | 974 Minutes

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Airmail’s No. 3 Best Book of the Year
Crime by the Book’s Best Detective Novel of the Year

“An enthralling, full-bodied epic about how the past is always present in Vitoria, the city where the crimes take place. . . . You’ll want to race through The Silence of the White City, but it’s best to slow down and savor the full effect of the volatile, intoxicating universe Sáenz has created. This is the first novel of the White City trilogy to be translated into English—the second can’t come fast enough.”

The Silence of the White City is a rare literary thriller, likely to whet your appetite for more from this talented author.”

“Combining textures of contemporary European noir, police procedurals, and the unique mythology of the Basque peoples, Garcia Saenz paints a vivid, unforgettable landscape.”

“There’s a buzz around Eva García Sáenz and her trilogy, and The Silence of the White City is a crime novel you’ll want to put at the top of your summer reading list.”
New York Journal of Books

“This immersive, intricate crime novel will thrill readers looking for high-caliber crime writing that is also just plain fun to devour. Moving seamlessly between past and present, and delving deep into the region’s history and into the inner lives of its characters, The Silence of the White City is an exceptional serial killer thriller that deserves to be read by anyone who has loved The Silence of the Lambs or TV dramas like Mindhunter.”
—Crime by the Book

“Stunning. . . . Fascinating local color, a handsomely crafted plot, and exquisite characterization make this a standout. Readers will eagerly await the next volume in the series.” 
Publishers Weekly (starred and boxed)

“In much the same way that Cara Black or Donna Leon portray Paris or Venice in their respective mystery series, Sáenz lovingly depicts a unique and fascinating city, weaving in Basque folklore and culture while spinning a very complex and rich story.”

“A work of impressive scope and depth, compellingly written.”
Kirkus Reviews (starred)

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