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The Other Side of Silence

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  80 ratings  ·  17 reviews
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When she felt the cold, hard metal barrel against her head, Grace closed her eyes tight and heard a fast ‘click’. She wasn’t surprised when the sharp, hot wind rushed across her face. She felt herself float above the street and saw the children. But they were too far away and hadn’t heard the shot. Alfred was below, shaking as he stood over he
Kindle Edition, 2nd Edition, 435 pages
Published April 20th 2018 (first published January 14th 2012)
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Mar 07, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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*Won this book on Goodreads Giveaway*

First let me say that this book was written by an excellent author. She has a gift for drawing you into the story. However, I'm not usually a big fan of the paranormal genre (though I try to read a variety of books). Her writing style is so captivating though, that I'd like to see her write something in a different genre. I'd definitely give that a try.

The story line was interesting with a surprise ending. It was a little disturbing for me however.

But one rea
I enjoy paranormal themes. I liked the two main female characters. Starting the story off with a bang, so to speak, did certainly keep me interested and I believe that was mainly what kept me reading. Why on earth would someone who seemed so kind be driven to such an extreme? I just didn't buy that character's development. The changes that culminated in such extreme behavior were glossed over. The ending was a terrific twist but again it wasn't completely satisfying. A bit more fleshing out was ...more
Feb 25, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I won this book through Goodreads First Reads, I thought it was a pretty good story. It kept me entertained. The ending surprised me, not how I was expecting the book to end. I liked the characters, for the most part. My only complaint are the grammar errors, I'm a stickler for grammar and I get distracted anytime there are grammar errors in a book.
Mary Reilly
Jun 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
there were so many twists and surprises. the story is told through the memories of a multi generation of woman all related. sometimes the relationships got very confusing. the story involved some mystical elements and witchcraft which was often unclear.
Wendy Wilson
Jan 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
One of the best

A family with hidden secrets that affect generations; a ring supposedly cursed; and finding your way home from tragedies, what's not to love!
Jan 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Moved VERY slowly.
Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. It has a very surprising ending.
Debbie Hardy
The Other Side of Writing,or Where have all the editors gone?

It's as hard to know exactly how to rate this book as it is to know what Kindle Unlimited books truely are books and what are just So You Think You Can Write entries Amazon makes bank on.

Story idea was beautiful. The concept was well thought out and grabbed and held my attention through to the end. Barely. Not because it wasn't crafted without some real ability and talent-it was. But because the lack of an editor kept rending and shred
Sep 17, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I love the idea of the other side of silence (a roar where you can hear grass grow, to paraphrase the quote from George Eliot). And, I loved the metaphor of the activity that happens on the other side when you die, as the book suggests.

What I haven't loved is the character development or the plot. I think the author wanted the novel to be deeper than it was.

** Spoiler alert***

I love a good supernatural tale, but I was disappointed by the lack of character development, and the absence of depth o
Viv Ross
Feb 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First off, I won my copy of this book via a giveaway hosted by Goodreads.

Poignant, heart-wrenching, and yet so very happy in a bittersweet kind of way. People would surely be surprised at just how often things come full-circle. Most never actually realize this, except those who get a chance to see The Other Side of Silence...

My only issue with this book was with some editing errors. They happen even to the best of the best, but before a book is released to the general public they should always b
Linda Dickson
Feb 24, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book for free through Goodreads First Read. This is a really good read. Love the unique manner in which the story takes the reader through the sequence of events to reveal so many secrets and facts about what really happened to Ellie's great-grandmother. This is one I will keep on the shelf.
D.S. Williams
This was an interesting book, but I disliked the ending, which wasn't to my own personal taste. The book was reasonably well written, but I felt like the pacing was a little bit off and it seemed to dot backwards and forwards a lot, which I found a little distracting.
M Marie
Apr 11, 2013 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Toni L.
Aug 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What do I say about this book? TOTALLY AWESOME. The story
was great and the ending was, well read the book and see.
Will definitely recommend this book to my friends.
Feb 28, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
Interesting story of multiple generations of family history told through a type of ghost story and a type of witch story.
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