15 February 2016

The Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton

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The gripping, moving story of a mother and daughter's quest to uncover a dark secret in the Alaskan wilderness, from the New York Times bestselling author of Sister and Afterwards.

Thrillingly suspenseful and atmospheric, The Quality of Silence is the story of Yasmin, a beautiful astrophysicist, and her precocious deaf daughter, Ruby, who arrive in a remote part of Alaska to be told that Ruby's father, Matt, has been the victim of a catastrophic accident. Unable to accept his death as truth, Yasmin and Ruby set out into the hostile winter of the Alaskan tundra in search of answers. But as a storm closes in, Yasmin realizes that a very human danger may be keeping pace with them. And with no one else on the road to help, they must keep moving, alone and terrified, through an endless Alaskan night.

I picked up Rosamund Lupton’s The Quality of Silence because the premise intrigued me - especially since it takes place in Alaska, and Alaska’s wilderness has always fascinated me. I’m pleased to say that it did not leave me disappointed. It’s a thrilling and suspenseful read as the mother-and-daughter pair trek across the bleak Alaskan landscape, and Lupton’s great writing brings their setting to life with rich and vivid detail - I just loved it. The Quality of Silence is easily an interesting and engaging book that will keep its readers turning pages as quickly as I did, and I would recommend it to interested readers.

Thanks to Blogging for Books, I received a copy of The Quality of Silence and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.

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