Review: The Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton

Posted July 12, 2015 by Charlotte in Reviews / 2 Comments

The Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton

I received this book for free from Netgalley, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: The Quality of Silence by Rosamund LuptonThe Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton
on July 2, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Mystery, Thriller
Pages: 340
Format: E-Arc, Hardback
Source: Netgalley, Publisher
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On 24 November Yasmin and her ten-year-old daughter Ruby set off on a journey across Northern Alaska. They're searching for Ruby's father, missing in the arctic wilderness.
More isolated with each frozen mile they cover, they travel deeper into an endless night. And Ruby, deaf since birth, must brave the darkness where sight cannot guide her.
She won't abandon her father. But winter has tightened its grip, and there is somebody out there who wants to stop them.
Somebody tracking them through the dark.

I’m glad that I got to finish this in the end. There was a couple of points in the first 100 pages of The Quality of Silence where I was ready to give in and just DNF, and perhaps if I hadn’t been sent this book for review or my wanting to read ALL the books I get that may have been an option, but it wasn’t.

Also the amount of time that it took me to read this book – it took over two weeks! – which for me is a really long time to read a book. For me I had no connection with the characters and I couldn’t really connect with the characters and why they were doing what they were doing. I struggled so much with the characters motives in this story that often I was left slightly bewildered with what was happening.

For me The Quality of Silence, starts off quite slowly, there is a lot of faffing over whether Ruby’s Dad is dead and the believe that he isn’t dead and how their going to get to him. It took a while for the story to actually get going and, while not being thrilling, to be intriguing and to leave you wondering about what will happen next.

Overall, throughout my read of this book it became increasingly clear (ok more clear than it was at the beginning) that this was no the book for me. However this hasn’t put me off reading other books by Rosamund Lupton – as the writing and story-telling was quite good.

Don’t be put off by my review – go read!

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2 responses to “Review: The Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton

  1. I haven’t read this one, but have read another book by this author and the story was good but like you, I found it lacking at points. Great review 🙂

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