The Quality Of Silence Book Cover The Quality Of Silence
Rosamund Lupton
2nd July 2015

On 24th November Yasmin and her deaf daughter Ruby arrived in Alaska.

Within hours they were driving alone across a frozen wilderness

Where nothing grows

Where no one lives

Where tears freeze

And night will last for another 54 days.

They are looking for Ruby's father.

Travelling deeper into a silent land.

They still cannot find him.

And someone is watching them in the dark.

This book was really intriguing. From the start it had an eery feel to it and kinda gave you goosebumps as reading it. There are a lot of questions about this book that pop up, you are constantly wondering who to trust and who it is following Yasmin and Ruby, also what are their intentions. The idea of silence in this book is like it is an actual entity due to where they are located in the cold,dark and isolated place but also for Ruby who is deaf it is a literal part of her being. Intriguing mystery story that gave me chills, i just found at times that i got a bit confused between characters perspectives when it switched and sometimes it felt unnecessary. But maybe that was just me . Ruby is a very intriguing character who helps enforce the nature of the silence as an entity in the book. Will be looking for more of this authors work, as it has given me a revived need to read books like this which i have not had for a long time.