I found myself shivering as if I were there in Alaska with Ruby and her mother. A treacherous sea. The Quality of Silence is her third novel. I listened to this book on tape so I can't go back and read it. We’d love your help. The Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton. She'd thought the colour of cold was white, like snow, or blue perhaps, like on a cold tap, but cold like this was conceived in a place without daylight and was black, the absence of all light and colour. An evocative read that is haunting and chilling, quite literally, as it is set on the Alaskan Ice Road in the middle of winter with a monster storm brewing. Rosamund Lupton is the author of Sister, a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller and a bestseller in Europe. Ruby had been deaf since birth; she was a chatterbox, albeit through signing but she was also without real friends at school – they teased her and called her names. So many adjectives. Even a white-out can't hide the darkness within' Vanessa Friedman, NY Times'A beautifully written thriller, and the way in which Lupton used the tundra as a metaphor for grief and faith in stunning. Are they rescued? FilmNation optioned the film rights to her third novel, The Quality of Silence, in March 2016. About Rosamund Lupton. I developed great empathy for the characters and was desperate for things to work out for them, even when all seemed lost. Its beauty contrasts with the dark, brutal, bitter cold, making it the perfect backdrop for this gripping environmental thriller which is coupled with a … The Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton LITTLE, BROWN, £14.99, EBOOK £7.99. Travelling deeper into a silent land. It was so predictable and contrived at times too and other plot parts were just ridiculous and made me roll my eyes. ; EXCELLENT â“ This is new unread book that was sitting on the shelve for some time so there is some visible shelwear on it. -- Alison Flood * The Observer * show more. Currently displaying 1 of 1 images. An elegant and icily unique thriller: you won't read anything like it this year' Observer'Scary, suspenseful and so exquisitely, evocatively written. An evocative read that is haunting and chilling, quite literally, as it is set on the Alaskan Ice Road in the middle of winter with a monster storm brewing. The Quality of Silence. We use cookies and similar tools to enhance your shopping experience, to provide our services, understand how customers use our services so we can make improvements, and display ads. 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. Free delivery for many products! I read her previous work, In the Alaskan darkness Yasmin and her ten year old daughter Ruby arrived at the airport; after discovering the shocking facts about why he wasn’t there to meet them, Yasmin was determined to search for Matt, the husband and father whom they loved so dearly. It's adult fiction rather than young adult but teens might enjoy it too. Sunday Times Top-Ten Bestseller and Richard and Judy Book Club Choice. 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. A bestselling novelist, Rosamund Lupton is the author of Sister, Afterwards, The Quality of Silence and 2020’s Three Hours. Do they die? And someone is watching them in the dark absolutely gripping' Jane Garvey, BBC Radio 2 Women's Hour'The pressure is on to keep creating equally brilliant stores [and] Lupton has done that with The Quality of Silence' Red Magazine'An elegant, chilling read from a writer who continues to stretch the bounds of suspense' William Landay, author of Defending Jacob, Like a breath of icy air, this relentlessly tense thriller is also a child's-eye family drama like none other. There was a lot I enjoyed about this book, but there were a couple of issues, that in turn, prevented me from loving it. -- Alison Flood * The Observer * Övrig information Rosamund Lupton is the author of Sister, a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller and a bestseller in Europe. Instead it was more about mother and daughter bonding. The Quality of Silence is another taut, suspenseful tale full of mystery and intrigue. These promotions will be applied to this item: Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. ; VERY GOOD - Carefully used book which may have some minor imperfections like small creases on the cover, may be dusty or in case of hardcover may have some minor imperfections on the dust jacket. The Quality of Silence will have your heart thumping. It is well worth your time and money and I don't recommend things lightly. Plot 4/5, Characterisation 4/5, Literary Merit 5/5, Readability 4/5. The Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton is a 2016 Crown publication. Everything you … It's different to other books. Unable to add item to List. Ruby their deaf 10 year old daughter is also super excited to be going, she can't wait to use the blog that her father has helped set up for this trip. Does this book contain quality or formatting issues? Write faster Rosamund!! She yelled his name into the dark as loudly as she could. It referred both to the still, icy quiet of the snow which absorbs all the sound around it and also to Ruby’s silent world where words take physical forms. I think they are rescued as she refers to 'a little new light in the sky, like a slow shooting star coming toward us'. The Quality of Silence is an elegant and icily unique thriller, you won't read anything like it this year. They're searching for Ruby's father, missing in the arctic wilderness. This is my second novel by her, the first being the excellent Sister and I think I see a bit of a science geek deep in this author with the way both stories pan out. The Quality of Silence is her third novel. Instead Yasmin is informed that her husband is dead after a village has been wiped out. driving a lorry/truck through snow? Yasmin is going to Alaska to meet up with husband Matt who has been making a wildlife film in the depths of the Alaskan winter. Three Hours: The Top Ten Sunday Times Bestseller, Sister: The phenomenal Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller, Afterwards: The Sunday Times and top-ten bestseller, Away with the Penguins: The joyful Richard & Judy pick and Number 1 bestseller, Ring of Spies (The Richard Prince Thrillers Book 3), Killing The Girl: A story of murder and redemption, Tomb of the First Priest: A Lost Origins Novel, The President is Missing: The political thriller of the decade, Picture of Defeat (The WWII Italian Collection Book 3). Three and a half juddering stars. Try again. But on arrival at the airport there is no Matt and they are informed that the village he was working out of has been destroyed by a freak fire and all inhabitants had died. . 3.5 It is not often that implausibility in a plot can be overcome, but this one did the nearly impossible. Welcome back. Narrated in part by Ruby (her deafness is treated with great sensitivity), the landscape, wildlife and bitter climate of Alaska are powerfully drawn. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. The Quality of Silence On 24 November Yasmin and her ten-year-old daughter Ruby set off on a journey across Northern Alaska. Please try again. about a young deaf girl and her mother(?) Not since Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow have I shivered like this' Emma Donoghue, author of Room'Will have you gripped form start to finish' Cosmopolitan'A taut psychological thriller, The Quality of Silence will have your heart thumping. Yasmine and her 10 year old daughter Ruby have just arrived in Alaska to meet husband Matt but is faced by the news that he has been killed in a devastating fire in the remote Alaskan village he was staying in – a fire that has claimed the lives of everyone in the village. Ruby their deaf 10 year old daughter is also super excited to be going, she can't wait to use the blog that her father has helped set up for this trip. Lupton's writing is, as in her previous novels, polished and at times poetic, and the story flowed very nicely. It also analyses reviews to verify trustworthiness. Enter NOW! The Paladin: An utterly unputdownable thriller, Prisoner: A gripping serial killer thriller (DI Lomas Baxter series Book 1), Ruth Robinson's Year of Miracles: An uplifting and heart-warming read, The Aviculturist: Atmospheric and compelling, a fast paced Cornish thriller. -- Alison Flood * The Observer * ver más. Rosamund Lupton is the author of Sister, a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller and a bestseller in Europe. Will be clean, not soiled or stained. This is my second novel by her, the first being the excellent Sister and I think I see a bit of a science geek. I confess I rolled my eyes on more than one occasion at Yasmin’s decision making and seriously doubted whether any of that was actually possible and for a long time, I felt like I was in an episode of Ice Road Truckers but with a deadly pursuit thrown in. Would recommend for 14+? 'An elegant and icily unique thriller: you won't read anything like it this year' Observer'Scary, suspenseful and so exquisitely, evocatively written. In the Alaskan darkness Yasmin and her ten year old daughter Ruby arrived at the airport; after discovering the shocking facts about why he wasn’t there to meet them, Yasmin was determined to search for Matt, the husband and father whom they loved so dearly. Harrowing, white knuckle suspense! Country of Publication: United Kingdom: Author: Rosamund Lupton: Topic: General Fiction: Spine: 32mm: Date of Publication: 02/07/2015: First Published: 2015: Item description. I admit I wasn't too positive about this one when it was on my book club list it just didn't sound like my thing. But although her mouth formed the shapes to make the sound and her lungs forced his name into a scream, the sound was obliterated by the wind so that she didn't know if she'd made any sound at all. An elegant, chilling read from a writer who continues to stretch the bounds of suspense. The Quality of Silence is a sophisticated thriller which brilliantly evokes the sublime and terrifying landscape of Alaska * The Sunday Telegraph *. Yasmine’s husband, Matt, is in Alaska making a wildlife film. The Quality of Silence is an elegant and icily unique thriller, you won't read anything like it this year. Since then I’ve read, watched and listened to many articles, reports, speeches and blogs about fracking but Gasland remains the stand-out piece for me. Yes, there were things that stretched credulity to the absolute limit but the whole was beautifully written, utterly captivating and the characters strongly drawn. Not since Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow have I shivered like this. The mother of a deaf child rediscovers herself while clinging to the desperate hope that her husband is alive following a catastrophic accident. To order this book from the Telegraph for £12.99 plus £1.99 p&p call 0844 871 1515 or visit books.telegraph.co.uk It was the fastest-selling debut of 2010 by a British author, a BBC Radio 4, Book at Bedtime and was winner of the Richard and Judy Best Debut Novel of 2011 award and the Strand Magazine Critics First Novel Award. There is violence in it, and lots of peril but nothing massively explicit. Emily Blunt is attached to star and the script is in development. Everything you want in a wonderful novel' Liane MoriartyI'll risk my life for you.On 24 November Yasmin and her ten-year-old daughter Ruby set off on a journey across Northern Alaska. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Choose delivery method and buy Kindle Books. [Could someone please explain the end to me? The Quality of Silence was published last Thursday; I started it last week and finished it last night. As an avid lover of both The Iceroad Truckers and Norfolk, this was a book it would have been hard for me not to enjoy but I didn't expect it to move me in the way it did. He remembered Yasmin telling him that the moonlight that reaches Earth is mainly the reflected light from the sun with some starlight and Earthlight thrown in. The Quality of Silence Rosamund Lupton, 2016 KnopfDoubleday 304 pp. They're searching for Ruby's father, missing in the arctic wilderness. This advert is located in and around Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. It was everything you want in a wonderful novel. The temperature drops, the action heats up and the suspense builds with the storm. 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. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 April 2018. I assumed this was a helicopter. The cover summary reveals so little, which was clever, as it allowed for a heightened sense of mystery to pervade the story. Respond to Advert Want to win a £4k bundle of goodies delivered in time for Christmas? The Quality of Silence: The Richard and Judy and Sunday Times bestseller, Previous page of related Sponsored Products, Little, Brown Book Group; 0 edition (2 July 2015), The mother of a deaf child rediscovers herself in the Alaskan wilderness, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 October 2017. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. On 24th November Yasmin and her deaf daughter Ruby arrived in Alaska. I received The Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton through NetGalley. It was a unique angle and one I felt added depth to the story. I've found this book rather difficult to rate. Help! To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Her attention to detail, the depth of her characters and tight plotlines all add up to a highly sumptuous reading experience. &, well, I don’t know what to tell you. The final chapter was beyond a joke, seriously how did this get past the editor. The Quality of Silence was a departure from this formula focusing primarily on the extraordinary Alaskan landscape and way of life as well as the strength of human relationships set against the hostile yet beautiful environment. The Gauguin Connection (Book 1) (Genevieve Lenard), Twenty Three: A killer thriller from beginning to jaw-dropping end. It's adult fiction rather than young adult but teens might enjoy it too. I think they are rescued as she refers to 'a little new light in the sky, like a slow shooting star coming toward us'. The Quality of Silence is a read that was worth waiting for (I’m a huge fan of Ms Lupton’s previous novels) and with this one she has taken a step up with some beautiful writing, an intense, chilly and emotional read that is utterly utterly gripping. Please try your request again later. Chilling in every sense, you won't want to step away from this story' Sunday Mirror'A sophisticated thriller which brilliantly evokes the sublime and terrifying landscape of Alaska, the culture of the Inupiat people and the fragility of our planet' Sunday Telegraph'Like a breath of icy air, this relentlessly tense thriller is also a child's-eye family drama like none other. They still cannot find him. The result is memorable and at times the book a real pleasure to read. . Travelling deeper into a silent land. © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Buy The Quality of Silence, Oxfam, Rosamund Lupton, 0349408157, 9780349408156, Books, Fiction The Quality of Silence is an astonishingly good psychological thriller which haunts me on many levels. REFERENCE, INFORMATION. Letter From The Dead: A thrilling murder mystery (Detective Inspector Declan Walsh ... PODRIC MOON and the Corsican Tyrant: The Adventures of Podric Moon. Lupton's writing is, as in her previous novels, polished and at times poetic, and the story flowed very nicely. Wo. I gobbled up "Afterwards" and "Sister" was, if not a favorite, a gripping read, so I was exited to get my hands on "The Quality of Silence". The gripping, moving story of a mother and daughter’s quest to uncover a dark secret in the Alaskan wilderness, from the New York Times bestselling author of Sister and Afterwards. (Emma Donoghue), I loved The Quality of Silence. 2 Sunday Times fiction bestseller of 2011, with UK sales alone of more than 200,000 copies. And he'd thought that what we know is filtered by our flaws, and sometimes turned more beautiful by them.”, “The first documentary I watched on hydraulic fracturing was Gasland by Josh Fox. Something went wrong. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The Quality of Silence is her third novel, and there are many things to love about it, not least its stunning evocation of the stark, beautiful Alaskan wilds. The cold was shocking in its violence. She'd told him that the light wasn't really blue, it was because of the Purkinje effect, a flaw in the human eye, that made it so. Ridiculous. . . Do you believe that this item violates a copyright? Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published An elegant and icily unique thriller: you won't read anything like it this year' Observer'Scary, suspenseful and so exquisitely, evocatively written. Her new novel ' Three Hours' was published in January 2020 and is a Sunday Times bestseller. Sponsored. Absolutely gripping' Louise Penny'A literary slow burn, whose focus is as much on human endurance and a mother's relationship with her deaf daughter as the mystery of her husband's disappearance. Yasmin’s husband Matt, a wildlife photographer, has gone missing in the far north of Alaska and everyone, including law enforcement, believe he is dead but Yasmin refuses to accept this and, along with her ten year old deaf daughter Ruby, she sets out on a perilous journey to find him. ISBN-13: 9781101903674 Summary The gripping, moving story of a mother and daughter's quest to uncover a dark secret in the Alaskan wilderness from the New York Times bestselling author of Sister and Afterwards. Does this book contain inappropriate content? Yasmin and her deaf daughter, Ruby, arrive in Alaska expecting to be met by Matt. Rosamund Lupton is the author of Sister, a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller and a bestseller in Europe. Jimmy had been her best friend until recently…but she was extremely excited to be spending Christmas in Alaska with her Mum and Dad; dad was a wild-life photographer and had been working out of a tiny village called Anaktue deep in the frozen wilderness, miles from anywhere. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. 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. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions. On 24th November Yasmin and her deaf daughter Ruby arrive in Alaska. For me, it did lag slightly in the middle and I found myself impatient to get to the destination but for the most part, it held my attention and I feared greatly for the two girls out in the deadly, icy wilderness alone. I could listen to it again but it got so long and boring toward the end I don't want to listen to it again. The cover summary reveals so little, which was clever, as it allowed for a heightened sense of mystery to pervade the story. Lupton's critically acclaimed second novel Afterwards also went straight into the Sunday Times bestseller lists and was the No. Thank you to NetGalley, Crown Publishing, and to Rosamund Lupton. Yasmin arrives in Alaska to be told her husband, Matt, is dead, the victim of a catastrophic accident. There is violence in it, and lots of peril but nothing massively explicit. by Crown. Praise for The Quality of Silence:'There are many things to love about Lupton's third novel, not least its stunning evocation of the stark, beautiful Alaskan wilds. February 16th 2016 A completely implausible plot and absolutely no sense of menace whatsoever. This is the first of Rosamund Lupton's that I've read and going by the cover (which I love) and the blurb, I had high hopes. If only the story was about that. Prime members enjoy fast & free shipping, unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows with Prime Video and many more exclusive benefits. I really liked her first book Sister and Afterwards was ok but this is terrible. Redemption links and Kindle Books cannot be resold. It ended up being mostly about the journey to the story I thought it would actually be about and what a journey that was. The Other Passenger: The bestselling Richard & Judy Book Club pick - an instant classic! These Kindle Books can only be redeemed by recipients in your country. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 October 2016. I've got to say, I was impressed by this book. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. I assumed this was a helicopter. Yasmine’s refusal to accept that her husband is dead takes her and her daughter on a terrifying drive along the Ice Road, something which I had only ever seen before on the Ice Truckers programme. And someone is watching them in the dark I won't, therefore, summarize the story much either. The Quality of Silence was a departure from this formula focusing primarily on the extraordinary Alaskan landscape and way of life as well as the strength of human relationships set against the hostile yet beautiful environment. I was expecting a battle for survival through the Alaskan wilderness. This is Lupton at the height of her storytelling powers' Daily Mail'An eerie eco-tale of disasters both real and man-made on the frozen tundra of Alaska. This is a new author to me and I've heard so many good things about her other books. Possibly one of the worst books I have ever read. They are looking for Ruby's father. They are looking for Ruby's father. But I liked the deaf daughter perspective. For page after page during the perilous drive along the Dalton Highway and over the Atigun Pass, my heart was in my mouth, a lump in my throat and I sometimes found it hard to breathe, so involved was I with the action and so drawn into the story. The result is memorable and at times the book a real pleasure to read. Especially Ruby, who was the star of this novel, and who will linger with me for some time to come. In this tale, the deadly cold and treacherous road are no match for the fiery heat of enduring love.” This item has a maximum order quantity limit. particularly ten year old Ruby, deaf and delightful, along with her tenacious mother Yasmin. NEW â“ New, unread book. Author. I was especially impressed with the way Lupton so thoughtfully tells. NEVER BEFORE HAVE I HELD MY BREATH FOR AN ENTIRE BOOK! Need another excuse to treat yourself to a new book this week? The Quality of Silence Rosamund Lupton, 2016 KnopfDoubleday 304 pp. An elegant, chilling read from a writer who continues to stretch the bounds of suspense. It’s a breathless race against time which had me turning the pages faster and faster. [s], Lupton, Rosamund --The Quality of Silence informal buddy read starts February 1, 2020. Masterful pacing, riveting plotting. ‘An elegant and icily unique thriller: you won’t read anything like it this year’ Observer ‘Scary, suspenseful and so exquisitely, evocatively written. 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