Registered

Activate Account

Reset Password

×

Your account is not yet active. Please click the confirmation link in your email inbox to verify your account (be sure to check spam folders).

Ok

In order to reset your password, enter your email address below.

Email

Please enter a valid email address.

An unexpected error occurred. Please try again later.

Recaptcha failed. Please try again.

You have successfully registered an account with Fanrank !

Your account is not yet active. We have sent a confirmation email to . Please check your inbox and spam folders for this email and click the link within to confirm your email address. If you do not receive the email, please contact [email protected].

Ok

Welcome to Fanrank !

Add to ReadList

Rate

Write Review

New Topic

Edit Info

Actions

Add to ReadList

Rate

Write Review

New Topic

Edit Info

In the Absence of Miracles poster

In the Absence of Miracles by Michael J. Malone

★ - /10

(0 votes)
A young man discovers a family secret that turns his world upside down in this dark, emotive, shocking psychological thriller by number-one bestselling author Michael J. Malone `Beautiful, lyrical prose takes the reader through a perfectly constructed, often harrowing tale' Denzil Meyrick `Engrossing, hard-hitting - even shocking - with a light poetic frosting. Another superb read!' Douglas Skelton John Docherty's mother has just been taken into a nursing home following a massive stroke and she's unlikely to be able to live independently again. With no other option than to sell the family home, John sets about packing up everything in the house. In sifting through the detritus of his family's past he's forced to revisit, and revise his childhood. For in a box, in the attic, he finds undeniable truth that he had a brother who disappeared when he himself was only a toddler. A brother no one ever mentioned. A brother he knew absolutely nothing about. A discovery that sets John on a journey from which he may never recover. For sometimes in that space where memory should reside there is nothing but silence, smoke and ash. And in the absence of truth, in the absence of a miracle, we turn to prayer. And to violence.Shocking, chilling and heartbreakingly emotive, In the Absence of Miracles is domestic noir at its most powerful, and a sensitively wrought portrait of a family whose shameful lies hide the very darkest of secrets. `A chilling tale of secrets, lies and the ultimate betrayal' Theresa Talbot . `Emotional. Brave. Dark. Raw. Utterly beautiful' Louise Beech `Challenging and emotional, In the Absence of Miracles enthrals as it corkscrews to a shocking, yet ultimately rewarding end' LoveReading `Malone's latest is an unsettling, multi-layered and expertly paced domestic noir drama that delves into one family's dark secrets, shame and lies' Culture Fly `Malone is a poet, there are wonderful lyrical passages here and very skilful storytelling. Some issues are not spoken about enough, Malone raises a couple of those issues and sensitively but realistically addresses them in this novel' New Books Magazine `Moving, chilling, gut-wrenching and completely engrossing. This might be my first Malone book, but it certainly won't be my last' Emmas Bookish Corner `In The Absence Of Miracles is a breathtakingly good book; powerful yet tender and an emotional master class in how to write about harrowing and difficult issues. An absolute must-read' Hair Past a Freckle `'In The Absence of Miracles' may be a dark, harrowing and destructive read, yet it is also a compelling, emotive, poignant and relatable story which describes the journey of locked away emotions, hidden agendas, as well as the miracle of learning how to protect yourself, even if you never realised you had to. An incredible read that will stay with me for a long time to come' The Writing Garnet `Domestic noir at its darkest' Books Life & Everything `A very emotional and devastating read. As the story nears its conclusion, you will find your feelings being tossed around like a tennis ball in a tumble dryer ... I know I felt richer for having read it. Another brilliant read' Jen Meds Book Reviews `Michael J Malone will capture the heart & soul of many readers with this his latest novel. It is affecting. It is dark. It is disturbing' Swirl and Thread

Reviews (0)

Add Review

No reviews yet. Be the first! Add Review

Discussion (0)

New Topic

No topics yet. Be the first! New Topic

Write Review - In the Absence of Miracles (2019)

×
Rating
Title

Review

0/20000

Contains Spoilers?


Rating cannot be empty.

Title cannot be empty.

Title cannot exceed /50 characters.

Review must be at least /100 characters.

Review cannot exceed / 20000 characters.

Please confirm spoilers.

An unexpected error occured. Please try again later.

Error. You cannot post multiple reviews for the same title.

Title contains inappropriate word(s). Please review.

Recaptcha failed. Please retry.

Please modify review before updating.

Review Added

New Topic - In the Absence of Miracles (2019)

×

Title

Post

0 / 20000

Contains Spoilers?


Title cannot be empty.

Title cannot exceed /100 characters.

Topic content must be at least /50 characters.

Topic cannot exceed / 20000 characters.

Please confirm spoilers.

An unexpected error occured. Please try again later.

Please wait 30 minutes before starting another topic.

Title contains inappropriate word(s). Please review.

Recaptcha failed. Please try again.

Topic Added

Add Reply -

×

Post

0 / 20000

Post cannot be empty.

An unexpected error occured. Please try again later.

Please wait 30 minutes before bumping this topic.

Post cannot exceed / 20000 characters.

Recaptcha failed. Please try again.

Please modify post before updating.

Topic content must be at least 50 characters.

Reply Added

Trailer: In the Absence of Miracles (2019) ×

Report Post ×

Report this post to moderators. Please select a reason:

Spoilers (without notice)
Offensive
Spam / Irrelevant
Other

Comments

0/500

Please select a reason.

An unexpected error occured. Please try again later.

You have already reported this item.

Comments cannot exceed 500 characters.

You must be logged in to report posts.

Reported

ReadList

×

Have you already read In the Absence of Miracles?

I've read this.

I want to read this.

Added to Readlist!

An error occurred. Please try again later.

Please select an option.

Your Rating ×

Rating Added!

An error occurred. Your rating was not added. Please try again later.

Rating cannot be empty.

Please update Rating.