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Daughter of Deep Silence

3.64  ·  Rating details ·  5,659 ratings  ·  1,207 reviews
I’m the daughter of murdered parents.
I’m the friend of a dead girl.
I’m the lover of my enemy.
And I will have my revenge.
In the wake of the devastating destruction of the luxury yacht Persephone, just three souls remain to tell its story—and two of them are lying. Only Frances Mace knows the terrifying truth, and she’ll stop at nothing to avenge the murders of everyone s
Hardcover, 375 pages
Published May 26th 2015 by Dutton Books for Young Readers
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Emily May
May 05, 2015 rated it did not like it
Daughter of Deep Silence demonstrates how an author can tell you one thing, but show something completely different.

It demonstrates how a narrator can take centre stage, metaphorically throw her hands in the air and declare herself an unlikable and complex character hell-bent on revenge, but never give any indication that she's anything more than an incompetent fool who lusts after a boy she believes is involved in her parents' deaths.

People love them these days: the unlikable narrators. The co
Christine Riccio
Aug 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
REALLY QUICK EXCITING READ! AUDIO BOOK WAS FABULOUS Here's my booktalk : https://youtu.be/C7VkB8Zm1DY ...more
Steph Sinclair
I am nothing except this: a girl reborn of the deep ocean silence, meant for nothing but vengeance.

Oh boy. This book left me on the edge of my seat and I couldn't flip pages fast enough to uncover the truth! Frances was such a fascinating character and I took her in, rage, flaws and all. If this isn't on your TBR list, fix that. I can see fans of Dangerous Girls eating this one up. I know I did. Review to come.

Oh, Carrie, what have we here? Something else to haunt my d
Rachel E. Carter
Apr 30, 2015 added it
Shelves: nfm
Was this a five-star middlegrade (MG) book? Probably -it had all the right elements. But I was a bit crushed because I expected a more suspenseful/thriller/revenge drama along the lines of YA, or upper YA since the heroine looked older on the cover.

Note: This book reminded me strongly of the ABC show Revenge which is, of course, based off The Count of Monte Cristo.
Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘

DNF 55% - The truth is, I don't even care how it ends.

I know something is wrong when I'm able to stop reading at 55% without waiting for the end, especially given the fact that it's a thriller. A fucking thriller and I can't bring myself to go on because ... well, that's what we're gonna see, okay?

Reason 1 : The writing is giving me a headache.

SO. MUCH. TELLING, I can't even. Indeed while I completely understand the need to show how Frances is a master of manipulation, strangely all these
Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always
Where do I begin with Daughter of Deep Silence? It was one of those books that I couldn't seem to really form a solid opinion for. Did I love it? Nope. Did I hate it with a burning passion? Not really. But it kind of isn't "in the middle," either?

The main problem I had with this book was the writing style. It was really hard for me to get into, and the narrator was telling then showing more often than not. It felt like Frances had to keep repeating the statements over and over again to get the r
Aj the Ravenous Reader
3.5 stars

Daughter of Deep Silence is an interesting story about what it is to lose everyone you love including your own identity and to live a life as someone else in pursuit of truth and revenge. Written in the first person POV with originality and sophistication but without compromising its ability to pull the readers in, I found it a very addictive read what with the short chapters that keep you hanging , with the intense plot that make you curious and the intriguing mystery that keep you w
Sue (Hollywood News Source)
"I am Elizabeth O’Martin, I remind myself. I am cold destruction, calculated retribution."

My first Carrie Ryan novel and it’s a blast.

Daughter of Deep Silence follows the story of Frances Mae, one of the three survivors of the yacht Persephone. All of them are lying except for her. Frances Mae is the only one, who truly knows what transitioned during that night. She is unstoppable, and she is planning to take down everyone in order to avenge her family.

Initially I was a little bit
Vanessa J.

I love revenge stories. I think it's no secret that I love reading about people who are wronged and they want to have vengeance upon their wrongdoers. I'm usually with them. Why? Because for me, the basics of revenge are... correct. People should pay for what they do, don't they? (Okay, now, don't hate me for this.)

That was the main reason why in The Count of Monte Cristo I supported every action Dantes did. I felt he had to give his ruiners what they deserved. I didn't care if what he did w
lauren ❀
“That’s the thing about silences and futures; someone always comes along to fill them in. If you let them"

This book is spectacular! There were so many amazing things about it. I was so into the book and it was very difficult for me to put it down! The writing in this book is wonderful and it was not like any other mystery book and is quite unique. When I finished Daughter of Deep Silence I was lost for words and did not know what to do. I can’t get this book out of my head. I was captivated
Jen Ryland
Don't judge a book by its cover -- this isn't a story about... *squints dubiously at cover* An artist's model? A girl attending a Met Costume Gala with a "Titanic" theme?

Nope. It's actually a revenge thriller and a pretty fun read. Yes, there are some minor suspension of disbelief issues, some of which are explained away later in the book. At first I struggled to buy the fact that an entire ship of passengers could completely disappear, taking with it all the evidence that the passengers had b
Quick review for a quick read. Preface to this review - I first heard about this book from a preview galley offered from NetGalley and that intrigued me enough to check into the full book. I knew going in that this would be a retelling/alternate telling of "The Count of Monte Cristo," and I've liked most of the adaptations that I've seen of that novel since it's among my favorite classic works. From "Gankutsuou" (a colorful Japanese anime series that's an adaptation of the novel) to ABC's "Reven ...more
May 21, 2015 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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Hi all! Daughter of Deep Silence just hit shelves and I'm so excited to be sharing this story with the world. I'll be turning on the Goodreads ask feature soon so if you have questions about the book, check back in and ask away. Or feel free to find me online:

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Thanks for reading!
*Thank you so much to Penguin Canada for the review copy! :D All opinions are my own.
*The quotes, while beautiful, are from an ARC copy and is subject to change.

I have heard absolute golden things about Carrie Ryan's debut novel, Forest of Hands and Teeth but I personally haven't read it. However, after reading this slice of awesomeness, you bet I'll be reading that trilogy!

When I first started reading this, I was slowly succumbing into a reading slump because the few reads before this one had
Sep 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: thriller, mystery
This novel is wonderfully despicable and twisty and it's definitely a worthy return to the YA world for Carrie Ryan. I found it hard to put this book to the side and I loved how calculating the main character was. Review to come soon! ...more
Feb 06, 2015 marked it as to-read
Shelves: own, arc
Oooh Carrie where have you been!? Wheeeeeeee!!
Alicia Batista (Addicted Readers)


DAUGHTER OF DEEP SILENCE was the most fascinating, most original, most thrilling, and most intriguing book I have read in a very long time! I've read so many great book this year, but DAUGHTER OF DEEP SILENCE was so different then any of them that it made it stand out from the crowd, and made me see it in a different point view.

The concept of DAUGHTER OF DEEP SILENCE was fascinating, and the more I read, the more I wondered how I would feel and what I would do if I was put in the same
jelly frogs
The blurb lies.

This book isn't about "[...] the lengths to which one girl is willing to go when she thinks she has nothing to lose." What this book is about, is a heroine swooning over a guy and tossing aside her plans and rational thoughts for the course of true love. A heroine who is none the badass bitch or the unreliable narrator she desperately wants to be.

I'm going to go ahead and call bullshit on the romance. The characters meet at the age of fourteen and barely know each other for a week
Nov 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Quite predictable but entertaining nonetheless.
Elena Salvatore
I read this book for the October spookathon.

Ok, ok, my review is a few months late but in honesty I didn't even plan to review this book at all.

This book takes place 4 years after the ship Persephone sunk, taking all it's passangers with it, except for three.
Our protagonis Frances, the Senator and his son.

Even tho the senator and his son stated that the ship sank because of an ice berg, Frances know the truth.
All the other passangers were killed by some men. Shot.
She only managed t
May 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Edit: I changed my review to a 4 star rating because as much as I enjoyed the book, the ending was just a little too unanswered for my taste. Still great, just not 5 star deserving

I am a huge fan of this book! I knew I would be honestly but I still am surprised.

I just want to throw in a quote here that I loved from this book. I rarely write down quotes but I found this one beautiful:
"Sometimes I think that's the hardest part to recover from. Not the loss of someone, but the loss of the possibil
Elle (ellexamines)
May 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of Revenge
If anything, revenge is the absence of emotion. It's pure, calculated thought stripped bare of entangling emotions. It's cold, deliberate action.
This is a book with not a lot below the surface . And yet it's an incredibly compelling and intriguing read.

Honestly, I think this is a classic example of a book being saved by the mood and environment . Because if you think about it, the plot concept of a girl disguising herself to seduce some boy and then falling in love with said b
For a good portion of this book I was on the edge of my seat, absolutely enthralled with Frances' journey and revenge. I was with her one-hundred percent. The people that wronged her deserved to be brought to justice. She had a plan, and she was going to stick to it.

If it had continued in this vein, maybe just for a while longer, I would have given this book a perfect grade. The plan was well thought out, well planned, and beautifully poetic. The suspense - even after I began to get annoyed (whi
Jan 22, 2015 rated it really liked it

I’m the daughter of murdered parents.
I’m the friend of a dead girl.
I’m the lover of my enemy.
And I will have my revenge.
I had extremely high expectations for Daughter of Deep Silence, and needless to say it did not disappoint. This is a chilling and unputdownable analysis about one girl's drive for revenge against those who wronged her, and I enjoyed every bit of it. This is my first book by Carrie Ryan, but it most certainly won't be my last.
I am nothing except this: a g
Dec 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
I loved this idea of switched identities and revenge. The entire book was calculated and filled with delicious tension.

I really liked Frances. Her internal battle of being Libby and straining to hide Frances away was really interesting to read. Especially when her plan starts to unravel.

The big reveal wasn't as spectacular as I was expecting, but the ending was quite satisfying. The epilogue was just okay, it left me wanting a lot more. Overall, a quick and compelling read.
Aug 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
I am the daughter of murdered parents.
I am the friend of a dead girl.
I am the lover of my enemy
And I will have my revenge

After reading those lines on the back of this book, I knew I just had to read it. Don't you feel like reading this after reading those powerful lines. It pulls you in right from the start, right? Or am I the only one that feels this way...

Wasn't expecting this book to be so intriguing. It was so fast, I couldn't believe the book ended when it did. For the past few days
Nadia Awadi
Jun 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
I'm writing this in the middle of the night. Yaaay.

Rating: 3,75 stars

Daughter of Deep Silence is a revenge book with weird romance. It was fast-paced. I finished it in 2 sittings.

Frances Morice is going to take revenge on everyone who took part in her parents and Libby's death. Senator-forgot his name- and his son Grey are at the top of the list. And that revenge starts with her being dead.

The Revenge:
I really liked this part. With Francis bloodthirsty af, calculating and cold-hearted.
Sarah MacLean
Jun 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Full disclosure -- I love everything that Carrie Ryan writes, since her very very first book. I love it all so much that I've since become friends and critique partners with her (we even wrote a short story together in Dark Duets). So...I might not be the most unbiased of reviewers.



Maybe it's because I'm a sucker for a revenge story (ahem -- A Rogue by Any Other Name). Or maybe it's because I adore shipwreck stories. Or maybe it's becau
Apr 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
I had bought this book when it first came out in 2015 and am now only getting to it in 2018... this is the story of my life but I had high hopes for this book when I had originally picked it up. It did not disappoint, in fact it blew my expectations out of the water. I loved the characters and story felt like it was an adult mystery just in the YA genre. Nothing was held back and I was holding my breath at times, waiting to see what was going to happen next. When it came time for the big reveal ...more
Reading Teen
Apr 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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