Sunday, January 10, 2016
Beyond the Silence (Review)
This review is for the book "Beyond the Silence" by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse. In this book,we begin by reading an argument between Lillian and her grandfather. Lillian wants to travel, while her grandfather is completely against the idea. In fact, he says if she leaves, she can consider herself disowned. While that destroys her, she still knows she wants to strike out on her own. She accepts a nanny position in Angels Camp. Unfortunately, as soon as she arrives, she hears gossip about her new employer... and the fact that basically the entire town thinks he murdered his wife! His son saw what happened but has gone mute. So Woodward Colton (the man) and his son and housekeeper are very reclusive so they don't have to hear threats and jabs from those in town - even though Colton was tried and found innocent. It doesn't take long before things start happening. Attacks on the house and attacks on people make them think that perhaps the person who killed Colton's wife is still hanging around... but why?
This is a story full of emotion, especially when you read the little boy's version of events. The reader knows why he can't speak. It is a story full of suspense, because the reader also knows what the attacker is thinking throughout the story - and who it is.You are just waiting for everyone else to figure it out! And of course it has some romance in it, as Lillian and Colton fall in love. I think this story was great. It kept my attention and I couldn't wait to find out how everything was brought together in the end.
Thank you to Bethany House for a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.