Review: Lake Silence

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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.

 

Warning! Mild spoilers below.

 

 

Its great to be back to the world of The Others series by Anne Bishop!

Lake Silence is the first installment of the spin-off series of The Others. Its set in the same world but not in the Lakeside Courtyard but in another area with new characters. Our protagonist is Vicki DeVine who now is the owner of the Jumble, a camping resort next to Lake Silence which she received in a divorce. After finally being free a a horrible marriage, Vicki hopes to start a new career and a new life. So she decides to renovate the place and after the time and effort she puts into upgrading the place decides to open its cabins and rent them out which leads to her gaining her first tenant, Aggie Crowe. One morning, Vicki learns that Aggie is part of the Others while trying to microwave a human eye for breakfast that she got from a dead body. Vicki immediately calls the police and learns that the Jumble is part go the Other’s domain. After being suspected of the murder, it becomes obvious to Vicki that someone is after the Jumble and Vicki will do whatever it takes to protect the Jumble along with the Others wh begin to respect Vicki’s actions.

Overall, I thought Lake Silence was excellent installment to start to a new series. I enjoyed the previous five installments and the characters but it was to have a new group of characters along with new Other species that did not show up before. Makes me excited for what else Anne Bishop has planned. Sure, reading Lake Silence’s epilogue made it clear that Anne Bishop wrapped up this story. However, there’s always a chance that Anne Bishop will come back and write another story. Who knows? Some of these characters may show up again in Wild Country.

 

 

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