Reviews

  • Utterly enthralling ... looks set to be one of the key sequences in modern crime fiction

    Barry Forshaw, Crimetime
  • This is a great debut

    Crime Fiction Lover
  • This gripping detective novel will thrill fans of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and bears comparison to Fatherland ... Utterly unputdownable

    The Sun
  • Complex ... intriguing ... keeps the reader hooked

    Eurocrime
  • Does for Amsterdam what Rankin did for Edinburgh ... a rich cast of characters, a sinewy, complex plot and a starring role for Amsterdam are the highlights of this brilliant debut ... a great read

    Crime Thriller Hound
  • So fast it leaves tyre tracks. From the shocking first pages to the final paragraph the tension remains and never lets up for a single moment ... disturbing, claustrophobic and utterly thrilling

    Crime Squad
  • After the Silence is as dark and twisty as the Amsterdam it navigates and Rykel a fascinating and original protagonist. A promising start to what could be a great series.

    Stav Sherez, author of A Dark Redemption
  • Jake Woodhouse's taut, twisty plots are expertly woven and beautifully written. They are peopled with complex characters that will have you turning the pages to see what becomes of them. He has created a flawed gem in Inspector Jaap Rykel, a cop with an assured literary future

    Craig Robertson, author of Witness the Dead and The Last Refuge