The Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton

Quality of Silence5 stars from me!

Having read and adored Sister by Rosamund Lupton I was absolutely delighted to receive a copy of the Quality of Silence.

Although the two books are literally nothing alike, they are both totally engrossing and The Quality of Silence is quite enchanting.

I also found myself really quite interested in the fracking element of the storyline, I now need to go and do some googling and see how much of it was true.

The relationship Ruby has with each of her parents is really beautiful, made more so by her deafness and how they deal with it. It seemed to me that the unthinkable journey brought a new level of closeness between Ruby and her mum, which was charming to follow.

Yes, some elements (not wishing to give any spoilers, let’s just say the journey) are a little unbelievable – however, it was all so elquently written and so perfectly put that I found myself captivated anyway.

Beautiful book from cover to cover and I heartily recommend it – along with Sister if you haven’t already read that.


Synopsis: 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.


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