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Sunday, 27 March 2016

The Quality of Silence

The Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton

Publisher: Random House

February 2016

ISBN: 978-1-101-90367-4

Pages: 306

Contemporary Thriller


 Yasmin, a beautiful astrophysicist and her precocious daughter, Ruby, who is also deaf, arrive in a remote part of Alaska only to be told that Ruby’s father, Matt, has been the victim of a catastrophic accident. Yasmin and Ruby are unable to accept his death as the truth so they set out into the hostile winter of the Alaskan tundra to get some answers.  Yasmin soon realizes that a very human danger is keeping pace with them as a storm closes in on them. They have to keep moving as there is no one else on the road to help them and they are now alone and terrified moving through an endless Alaskan night.

This is a story that will take readers on a roller coaster ride that doesn’t stop until the very end. Just as the reader thinks they know what is going on another clue is revealed to make them start guessing all over again. This proves to be a book that is very hard to put down once the reader starts it.  Seeing how resilient Yasmin and Ruby are makes for an amazing story that will have readers hoping that everything turns out okay for them both.  This is a thriller that is a must read. It is also a thriller that will have readers wanting to read more from this author. The ending is excellent though some readers will be wishing for a more definitive ending than the one provided.

I give this one 4-1/2 red roses


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