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The Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton

Quality of Silence

The Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton

Published by: Crown on February 16, 2016 (re-release)
Rating: 4 stars (★★★☆☆)

Ruby lands in Alaska, excited to see her father. That’s why her mother, Yasmin, said they were traveling. He should be waiting to pick them up at the airport. But when they get off the plane and a police officer greets them, they know something’s wrong. Ruby, who is deaf, must rely on reading lips and the little bits her mother will tell her. She learns there was an accident and her father may be dead. Yasmin and Ruby refuse to believe it, and set out to search for him when the police have all but given up. But winter in Alaska is dangerous. There’s a storm rolling in. And there’s a small chance someone may be following them. But neither will rest until they know the truth. Whatever that truth may be…

This one pulled me in a bit more than I expected. The writing style, which includes many flashbacks, took a couple of chapters to grow on me. But once I was into it, it seemed to take on a life of its own. The suspenseful adventure for this mother and daughter makes a compelling story. Some of the twists will surprise you. Recommended for readers who enjoy stories that take the reader on the characters’ journey.

[Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.]

The Quality of Silence on the Crown website