The Quality of Silence – Rosamund Lupton


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.


I have mixed feelings about this book. What sounded like a wonderful premise ended up falling a little flat for me.

I really enjoyed the beginning, the build up and the start of their journey. However, I ended up skim reading a little towards the end and started to feel a little indifferent to all the characters and was a little bored reading about their truck journey.

I felt like the twist didn’t particularly shock me either.

I’m giving this one a 3/5.

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