Set one year after the events of Etched in Bone, Lake Silence is a spin-off novel in the world of The Others. There is no Meg or Simon (however, they are talked about and hinted at multiple times); all main characters are new introductions.
Anne Bishop has created a new and unique story with a familiar setting and theme. The main character, Vicki DeVine, is starting a new life after leaving an abusive one, her closest friend is a badass woman with multicoloured hair, there is a good cop, a bad cop, a couple of Intuits, a Crow girl, yummy Sanguinatti, and cute and cuddly creatures who love carrots and who aren’t always so cute or cuddly. Any of this sounding familiar?
Does it matter?
Not at all.
Anne Bishop has once again woven magic into words. Without boring us, she manages to paint a world that is tangible and characters that are believable (even if they are fantastical). As is normal for a Bishop novel, there were multiple times that I found myself laughing out loud at the antics being played out on the pages. And, while becoming vested in the different characters, I never got bored with any of the different POV’s; as has happened while reading multi POV works by other authors.
For me, while not being my absolute favourite, Lake Silence was a very enjoyable read. It cannot compete with the first 5 books, but I hope we see more spin-offs from the world of The Others. Would love to see one from the POV of Barb Debany in Bennet.
- Audio CD: 1 pages
- Publisher: Penguin; 1 edition (15 March 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0525530673
- ISBN-13: 978-0525530671
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.8 x 14.5 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 272 g
- Average Customer Review: 19 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 509,939 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)