Series: The Others #6
Published by Roc on March 6, 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Source: Received from Publisher
In this thrilling and suspenseful fantasy, set in the world of the New York Times bestselling Others series, Vicki DeVine and her lodger, the shapeshifter Aggie Crowe, stumble onto a dead body . . . and find themselves enmeshed in danger and dark secrets.
Human laws do not apply in the territory controlled by the Others–vampires, shapeshifters, and paranormal beings even more deadly. And this is a fact that humans should never, ever forget . . .
After her divorce, Vicki DeVine took over a rustic resort near Lake Silence, in a human town that is not human controlled. Towns like Vicki’s have no distance from the Others, the dominant predators that rule most of the land and all of the water throughout the world. And when a place has no boundaries, you never really know what’s out there watching you.
Vicki was hoping to find a new career and a new life. But when her lodger, Aggie Crowe–one of the shapeshifting Others–discovers a dead body, Vicki finds trouble instead. The detectives want to pin the man’s death on her, despite the evidence that nothing human could have killed the victim. As Vicki and her friends search for answers, things get dangerous–and it’ll take everything they have to stay alive.
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Lake Silence is the 6th book in Anne Bishop’s The Others series. Confession time. I read all of the other The Others series, but managed to blogger fail and not review any of them. Quick note – they were all great, but Lake Silence is my favorite so far.
Lake Silence is more than just a story. Full of substance, diverse characters and unique humor. All of these combined created a vivid world that came to life. The main character, Vicki DeVine, is not your typical front runner. Divorced and still reeling from the unhealthy relationship, she is completely relatable with her body image issues and desire to break free of her own self-doubts. Most of us struggle with this, even those of us that put on armor and stuff our internal self-harming dialog down and don’t allow it to shine through. Vicki’s constant battle within herself is actually really inspiring to read about. It was inspiring to read about and not a downer. Her internal beauty to accept the Others and the interactions between the Others made the dynamic my favorite part of Lake Silence. Vicki also added a level of humor that felt natural and fit her character perfectly.
Lake Silence is a bit of a murder mystery, with lots of layers. Humans are still reeling from the fall-out they created. Greed and entitlement led and continue to motivate so many, regardless of the consequences to others. The imagery with many of the Others and Elementals created bonus visuals, which I will likely never forget. Summed up, Lake Silence gets a rare 5 bullet rating and a bonus mention for pulling me out of a reading slump.
If you haven’t read any of the previous books in this series, I really think you could still pick up Lake Silence and understand the current situation. You might lose of depth regarding certain aspects of the Others, but that would be expected.
And…where can I get some spoigins?