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The Quality of Silence
Rosamund Lupton

Classification : General & Literary Fiction
Pub Date : Jan 14, 2016
Imprint : Piatkus
Page Extent : 416
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780349408156
Price : 575

About the book

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.

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A thrilling Alaskan adventure...The Quality of Silence is a sophisticated thriller which brilliantly evokes the sublime and terrifying landscape of Alaska
The story is told with Lupton's deft characterisation and is an engaging read
The Quality of Silence is a vivid and elegant thriller with great heart in its chilling narrative.
This is a beautifully written thriller and the way Lupton, author of the bestselling Sister, uses the tundra as a metaphor for both grief and faith is stunning. The voice of Ruby, who is profoundly deaf, and her compassionate exploration of a life without sound, only adds to the richness of the book.
This is Lupton at the height of her storytelling powers.
This novel is a winner . . . Lupton's prose is as beautiful as it is pacey.
The Quality Of Silence will have you gripped from start to finish.
A forbidding Alaskan winter is the setting for this ambitious and imaginative novel . . . Narrated in part, by Ruby, who is a delightfully realized character, (her deafness is treated with great sensitivity), the landscape, wildlife and bitter climate of Alaska are powerfully drawn. Chilling in every sense, you won't want to step away from this story.
The pressure is on to keep creating equally brilliant stories. British author Rosamund Lupton has done just that with new novel The Quality of Silence.
Sister brought huge success for Rosamund Lupton. The Quality of Silence is just as engrossing, with the same claustrophobic feel.
A gripping, twisting tale.
Chilling in every sense.
With The Quality of Silence, Rosamund Lupton brings her sophisticated brand of suspense to a setting that might have attracted Jack London: the remote frontier of northern Alaska. An elegant, chilling read from a writer who continues to stretch the bounds of suspense.
Masterful pacing, riveting plotting. The Quality of Silence will have your heart thumping. Absolutely gripping.
I loved The Quality of Silence. It was scary, suspenseful and so exquisitely, evocatively written I often found myself shivering as if I were there in Alaska with Ruby and her mother. It was everything you want in a wonderful novel.
Like a breath of icy air, this relentlessly tense thriller is also a child's-eye family drama like none other. Not since Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow have I shivered like this.
There are many things to love about Lupton's third novel, not least its stunning evocation of Alaska . . . The Quality of Silence is an elegant and icily unique thriller, you won't read anything like it this year.
     
Rosamund Lupton
Rosamund Lupton is the author of Sister, a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller and a bestseller in Europe. Published in the UK by Little, Brown Book Group, Sister ha...(+)
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