The Quality Of Silence
The Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton is a very unique and different thriller. With eccentric characters (Yasmin, an astrophysicist, and Ruby, her deaf child) and a novel setting (remote Alaska), this book caught my interest right away. A book based on a premise like this can either be really, really good or really, really bad, but I'm glad to say this one fell into the really, really good category. The book description reads:
"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."
One of my favorite genres to read is a good suspense novel, and this one definitely didn't disappoint. I fell in love with the very unique characters and their plight. This is a novel that chilled me to the bone - literally and figuratively. I felt like I was in the windswept, frozen tundra of Alaska right alongside Yasmin and Ruby. Warning - don't start this one at night, or you'll be up frantically turning pages until the sun comes up! This is the first book I've read by Rosamund Lupton, but it definitely won't be the last. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys suspense.
I received a copy of this book from Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.