The Quality of Silence
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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.
Thrillingly suspenseful and atmospheric, The Quality of Silence is the story of Yasmin, a beautiful astrophysicist, and her precocious deaf daughter, Ruby, who arrive in a remote part of Alaska to be told that Ruby's father, Matt, has been the victim of a catastrophic accident. Unable to accept his death as truth, Yasmin and Ruby set out into the hostile winter of the Alaskan tundra in search of answers. But as a storm closes in, Yasmin realizes that a very human danger may be keeping pace with them. And with no one else on the road to help, they must keep moving, alone and terrified, through an endless Alaskan night.
From Publishers Weekly
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Simply Not for Me
The quality of silence tells the highly improbable story of a young woman dragging her 10 year old deaf daughter across the frozen landscape of Northern Alaska hoping to prove that her husband is indeed alive. I first had a hard time believing the story as plausible, but it was made even more difficult to become invested in this story due to the rapid and unexpected jumps in perspective. I typically enjoy having a story told from multiple points of view, but this story switched too often and between too many characters. I think some people may enjoy this story, but it simply was not for me.