Title: The Quality of Silence
Author: Rosamund Lupton
Publisher: Crown Publishing
Published Date: February 16, 2016
Rating: 4 Stars
I received this novel in a Goodreads Giveaway from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Synopsis (From Goodreads)
On 24th November Yasmin and her deaf daughter Ruby arrived in Alaska.
Within hours they were driving alone across a frozen wilderness
Where nothing grows
Where no one lives
Where tears freeze
And night will last for another 54 days.
They are looking for Ruby’s father.
Travelling deeper into a silent land.
They still cannot find him.
And someone is watching them in the dark.
The Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton was a slow burn. A very slow burn. The first half of the book I thought the MC was out of her mind and there really was no way her husband was still alive, coupled with the fact that she was driving into a horrendous Alaska storm (even by Native standards) with her deaf 10yo daughter; made me wince the whole time.
Regardless of whether I thought it was a dumb decision on the MCs part, it was still pretty suspenseful in the beginning. Would they make it through the storm? Is her husband really still alive?
After a while though, it kind of felt like it was dragging on. There wasn’t really anything happening for quite a while. About half way through we finally get some action in a stalker and some graphic pictures to the MCs email. The whole time your left clueless as to what is happening, and where it is going to go.
I love mystery’s that can still really surprise me, and The Quality of Silence did an excellent job! I will definitely be picking up Ms. Luptons next book.