First published : 2000 Orion, UK; 2000 Allen & Unwin, Australia; 2002 Arcade, USA

Silvermeadow, the glossy, huge new shopping mall on the outskirts of London, is not what it seems. A young woman is found dead, wrapped in plastic, apparently crushed in the rubbish compactor; the most vicious bank robber wanted in England has just been seen there; and a homeless boy has also been discovered dead in bizarre circumstances.

Dark secrets are being hidden in the depths of the super-mall. And for DCI David Brock and DS Kathy Kolla of Scotland Yard, there are too many dead ends in their most frustrating and dangerous investigation yet. 

In terms of contemporary crime fiction, Silvermeadow is about as good as it gets. ( Brisbane Courier-Mail, Australia)

Maitland. is a skilled plotter who knows how to pace a novel and steadily build the suspense. It’s a terrific read. (Sunday Times, UK)

A clever plot and good characterisation make this an absorbing read with an exciting climax. (Sunday Telegraph, UK)

As a procedural, Silvermeadow is first-rate; as a crime thriller it is compelling; and as a reflection of contemporary life it is fascinating.
(Dallas Morning News, US)