This Splintered Silence
Lindley Hamilton has been the leader of the space station Lusca since every first-generation crew member on board, including her mother, the commander, were killed by a deadly virus.Lindley always assumed she’d captain the Lusca one day, but she never thought that day would come so soon. And she never thought it would be like this—struggling to survive every day, learning how to keep the Lusca running, figuring out how to communicate with Earth, making sure they don’t run out of food.When a member of the surviving second generation dies from symptoms that look just like the deadly virus, though, Lindley feels her world shrinking even smaller. The disease was supposed to be over; the second generation was supposed to be immune. But as more people die, Lindley must face the terrifying reality that either the virus has mutated or something worse is happening: one of their own is a killer.

This Splintered Silence Details

TitleThis Splintered Silence
Author
ReleaseNov 13th, 2018
PublisherHarperTeen
ISBN-139780062484925
Rating
GenreScience Fiction, Young Adult

This Splintered Silence Review

  • Peachy
    January 1, 1970
    "I think most things begin to fracture without anyone realizing it’s even happening, a sort of splintered silence that gives way all at once under too much weight, and without warning."Themes: survival, friendships, relationships, growing up together, evolving bonds, science, technology, space station, leadership, stepping up, grief, trust, asking for help, virus, mutation, murder, contagion, space, stress, pressureNothing quite like what I expected, This Splintered Silence is a surprising mix o "I think most things begin to fracture without anyone realizing it’s even happening, a sort of splintered silence that gives way all at once under too much weight, and without warning."Themes: survival, friendships, relationships, growing up together, evolving bonds, science, technology, space station, leadership, stepping up, grief, trust, asking for help, virus, mutation, murder, contagion, space, stress, pressureNothing quite like what I expected, This Splintered Silence is a surprising mix of familiar and well-loved genres: mostly scifi, somewhat dystopian, a little romance and a healthy amount of mystery, thriller, and suspense. If you liked Kayla’s debut novel, The Sandcastle Empire, this one will come as a pleasant surprise – it’s a sort of evolution, retaining all of the qualities I loved in TSE – strong character development, engaging plot, incredible prose, solid world-building – and then it ups it a few more notches!Although the plot is certainly engaging, I would say that TSS is more character-driven than anything. Written in Lindley’s POV, the focus is on how she’s reacting more than what’s happening around her. It’s about how Lindley deals with leadership and the pressure and stress that comes with the role, but also with how she decides on what to trust, who to trust. It’s really quite astonishing to get into the mindset of such an intense character like Lindley!I first fell in love with Kayla’s prose in The Sandcastle Empire, and this only rekindles my love for it. The words fall so naturally together on the page – it seems effortless. I’m not really sure how to describe it, but there’s a distinct trademark in it, quite inexplicable. Maybe it reminds me of a modern Tolstoy – Tolstoy can write countless scenes of groups of people merely sipping tea but never do they seem too dull, but also never overly elaborate. I say this because one of my favorite chapters in the book is just the main character eating chocolate – and it’s forever seared in my memory!But my favorite parts are also the metaphors that aren’t far-fetched at all but are so unique and I’m all admiration! I wish I could come up with half the stuff that she comes up with!I would have loved some more details about the world, but it’s solid enough to not leave you distracted about it. The entire mood of the novel kept me on my toes – and there was this point in the novel where you can feel the fraught nerves, the intensity of the situation – when things have reached the tipping point.For the few of us who appreciate a love triangle, there’s something to be excited about – it’s not at all the focus, but the few scenes dedicated to it are really good – the love interests are totally swoonworthy!Overall, if you couldn’t tell yet – this was everything I was hoping for and more! I tried to wait it out before I wrote this review to give myself some time to tone down my enthusiasm to a more reasonable proportion. Part of me is so happy I got to read this early, but part of me is regretful because that means I have to wait who-knows-how-long for Kayla’s next novel! I highly recommend it to those who like scifi / mystery / thriller / survival reads!BLOG REVIEW: https://goo.gl/vNonbDAMAZON ASSOCIATE LINK: Buy your copy!
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  • Amber (Books of Amber)
    January 1, 1970
    I didn't finish this book because I didn't like the writing style. Every sentence was so horribly dramatic. You know that character in Inside Out who says "I would die for Riley" in THAT voice? It was like that. Every. Single. Sentence.
  • Emily Murphy
    January 1, 1970
    A gorgeously written, tautly plotted thriller. I inhaled this book and relished the twists and turns it took. I love the way This Splintered Silence weaves science, technology, grief, panic, and the nuance of human relationship into a tightly woven web--and an ending I never saw coming.
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  • ♠ Tabi ♠
    January 1, 1970
    Another book about a young girl trapped in a sudden position of loneliness and leadership on a ship hurtling through the dark vacuum of space???
  • Carlie Sorosiak
    January 1, 1970
    Ooooooooh my goodness, y'all. Please prepare yourselves for this book, because it's going to absolutely blow your mind.
  • Jackie
    January 1, 1970
    * 3.5 stars * A book I wanted to love ended up being a murder mystery I’m not sure I buy but overall it wasn’t a bad novel. “This Splintered Silence” begins at the end of a contagion that took the lives of the first generation of those who made the jump from Earth to space leaving behind a community of children to take the reins when a sudden death of one of their own with eerie similarities to the original plague threatens to unravel an already fragile social order as those in charge are forced * 3.5 stars * A book I wanted to love ended up being a murder mystery I’m not sure I buy but overall it wasn’t a bad novel. “This Splintered Silence” begins at the end of a contagion that took the lives of the first generation of those who made the jump from Earth to space leaving behind a community of children to take the reins when a sudden death of one of their own with eerie similarities to the original plague threatens to unravel an already fragile social order as those in charge are forced to make decisions and rally the troops before it all erupts into chaos. This book is definitely one of those somewhat bleak if it can break it’s definitely going to sort of vibes and that really plays to its strength as it wears down these young adults who were forced to grow up when those in charge died making them more susceptible to missing the signs of a killer amongst themselves. Not only are they dealing with the deaths and the threat of another disease they are also dealing with the more mundane problems of defense, food shortages and managing to help 80+ kids deal with their grief. What didn’t work for me first and foremost was the love triangle aspect. In a book like this with so much going on I understand the distraction of a romance being a godsend but in this case we’re shown two very different people and a running theme of conflicted feelings that never get resolved. If you’re going to drag us along through a romance like that at least give us some sort of conclusion to it! Another thing that sort of bothered me was I really didn’t get the overall motive behind the killings, I think our main character made better points when going through her potential list than the actual explanation and maybe it’s just me which is fine but I like a better more rounded out why than what this book offered. This isn’t a bad novel and once it starts it never lets up as it builds to this crescendo where everything’s gone wrong and bodies keep dropping but instead of being left on my seat waiting to see where we’d go next I’m just sort of laid back about it? I don’t know I think if you really enjoy that kind of tone of a book one Illuminae Files you’ll be disappointed but if you’re looking for something similar if not lite this is for you. **special thanks to the publishers and edelweiss for providing an arc in exchange for a fair and honest review!**
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  • Kath (Read Forevermore)
    January 1, 1970
    An arc of this book was sent to me by Harper Collins and Kayla Olson for a book tour. All thoughts and opinions on this book are honest and my own.Rating: 4.5 / 5Beautifully written, engaging and character driven book. This book is a perfect mix of science fiction, romance, thriller, and suspense. The prose of this book was just so beautiful and natural, and it brought the development of this story so perfectly! It was perfectly paced, and I found myself devouring this book real quickly.
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  • Shelly
    January 1, 1970
    *4.5 stars*I really liked this one! The main character was so well developed and the writing/plot was so gripping.
  • Jessie_Book_
    January 1, 1970
    Guessed who the murder was in under 100 pages.
  • Sya
    January 1, 1970
    Thrilling, chilling and altogether unputdownable the predictability of the core whodunnit doesn't take away from the overall success of this creepy space opera. Sadly it features a rather dull love triangle but hopefully that will be swiftly resolved in any sequel as the romance feels shoehorned into what is otherwise a tight plot that would have benefited more from exploring the strong friendships involved than any non-platonic relationships. This, however, didn't stop me reading it in one sitt Thrilling, chilling and altogether unputdownable the predictability of the core whodunnit doesn't take away from the overall success of this creepy space opera. Sadly it features a rather dull love triangle but hopefully that will be swiftly resolved in any sequel as the romance feels shoehorned into what is otherwise a tight plot that would have benefited more from exploring the strong friendships involved than any non-platonic relationships. This, however, didn't stop me reading it in one sitting and generally enjoying it all very much.
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  • Laura Holt
    January 1, 1970
    "I think most things begin to fracture without anyone realizing it's happening, a sort of splintered silence that gives way all at once."What's the last book that kept you up at night? For me, it was This Splintered Silence by Kayla Olson! This book was, in a word, phenomenal. It had so many twists and turns that I couldn't tell which way was up and which way was down! Needless to say, the ending completely took me by surprise. Plus, Kayla's writing is stark and fresh, with the kind of perfect p "I think most things begin to fracture without anyone realizing it's happening, a sort of splintered silence that gives way all at once."What's the last book that kept you up at night? For me, it was This Splintered Silence by Kayla Olson! This book was, in a word, phenomenal. It had so many twists and turns that I couldn't tell which way was up and which way was down! Needless to say, the ending completely took me by surprise. Plus, Kayla's writing is stark and fresh, with the kind of perfect pacing that keeps you engaged regardless of what else is going on around you. Her mc has a strong, relatable voice. The setting (space!) was super cool, and she described it so vividly it made me feel like I'd really been there. Aaand, for those of you who enjoy a good love triangle like me, this book has one that will tie your heartstrings into knots.Needless to say, if there was an above-5-star rating, this book would get it. But, since there isn't, 5 stars! All the stars!
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  • Stephanie Hatfield
    January 1, 1970
    Insert thoughts that make sense. i cannot even wrap my head and formulate thoughts about this book right now 😂😂 better review at a later date !
  • Heather
    January 1, 1970
    I couldn't put this down! The main character is SO relatable and the story was intense and unpredictable. One of my favorite reads this year!
  • Lifecatsandbookchats
    January 1, 1970
    No one who remembers them, no legacy left behind: those are lies, if I really break them down. Even if I die for this choice- possible self-sacrifice, me for my people- a legacy of integrity is the greatest thing I could offer. It's certainly preferable to a life propped by fear and lies. Sooner or later, that life would collapse.What another glorious read from Kayla! It was everything I had hoped for and then some.Think about it, really think about it, if you were 16 and lost every adult you ca No one who remembers them, no legacy left behind: those are lies, if I really break them down. Even if I die for this choice- possible self-sacrifice, me for my people- a legacy of integrity is the greatest thing I could offer. It's certainly preferable to a life propped by fear and lies. Sooner or later, that life would collapse.What another glorious read from Kayla! It was everything I had hoped for and then some.Think about it, really think about it, if you were 16 and lost every adult you cared about around you and thrust in to taking on a major roll how would you react? I don't think I truly appreciated Lindley's character until writing out this review. I found myself frustrated at times at how our main character would act to situations or even the things she would say, but really I think Kayla is that much more brilliant in writing a very fictional story from a very realistic teenage girls point of view. Characters today are always the unexpected heroes and always know how to handle pressure even when never being taught how to. Kayla gives a real perspective on how a 16 year old might handle a situation like this, such as: crying all the time, finding it hard to make decisions, making wrong decisions (repeatedly), lying, worrying about not so dire drama, etc. I love her writing even more for it!Don't expect to be sitting back in your seat while reading this either. I found myself so anxious to uncover the truth behind the deaths on the ship and which, out of the ever growing problems, would be their demise that I actually skimmed pages (which I never do) to get to the answers! You will most certainly be yelling at the book in the best possible way for answers. I really thought I knew the outcome and source of their problems that when the truth came out I laughed at myself because I was very pleasantly surprised to find that I was wrong. If you enjoyed reading Illuminae, One of Us is Lying, and/or Lord of the Flies I believe you won't be disappointed!
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  • Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
    January 1, 1970
    This Splintered Silence is written in a very specific style, one that leans very heavily on repetition and emdashes. It's a style that heightens drama and can be quite quotable, but it's not a style that I personally enjoy. Here's a sample so you can see if this book might be for you."My mother once told me—before she died, before her colleagues died, before everyone who wasn't born here on the station died—that each soul is tied to a star, a trail of stardust the tether. As long as the sky is f This Splintered Silence is written in a very specific style, one that leans very heavily on repetition and emdashes. It's a style that heightens drama and can be quite quotable, but it's not a style that I personally enjoy. Here's a sample so you can see if this book might be for you."My mother once told me—before she died, before her colleagues died, before everyone who wasn't born here on the station died—that each soul is tied to a star, a trail of stardust the tether. As long as the sky is full of stars, and as long as there are people alive to see it, there is hope.She was the first to flicker, fade, blink to utter blackness.She never saw the sky after the disease left its mark on us.One hundred stars have gone out in the past six weeks, extinguished and smothered and choked and simply—whoosh—blown out—by the CRW-0001 pathogen. One hundred out of the one hundred who were sent here eighteen years ago. One hundred percent.We are parentless. Mentorless. Medicless. Chefless. Commanderless. Less and less and less. It's been five days since the last of them passed: five days of embers and ashes and choking down the stench of death, and our grief, so we don't fall apart. Five days spent picking up the pieces of all the broken everything. All the broken everyone."
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  • Christen (GoldiloxReads and Whimsify)
    January 1, 1970
    This one doesn’t waste anytime jumping right into the story and I absolutely love this author for that. We get into the main plot right off the bat and the story never slows down until the very last page. This one is part sci-fi, part murder mystery and I was trying to figure it out until the shocking reveal of what was really going on. But, the star here is really the writing. Short chapters, straight and to the point writing style, and fantastic descriptions of emotion and loss. Highly recomme This one doesn’t waste anytime jumping right into the story and I absolutely love this author for that. We get into the main plot right off the bat and the story never slows down until the very last page. This one is part sci-fi, part murder mystery and I was trying to figure it out until the shocking reveal of what was really going on. But, the star here is really the writing. Short chapters, straight and to the point writing style, and fantastic descriptions of emotion and loss. Highly recommend!
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  • Rebekah Faubion
    January 1, 1970
    I LOVED THIS BOOK! I have been in a bummer of a reading slump, and This Splintered Silence totally yanked me out. I was on the edge of my seat.
  • Kathy Martin
    January 1, 1970
    DNF - too slow paced and boring for me.
  • Louisa
    January 1, 1970
    Oh, this book was so awesome! Go space thrillers! Very quick paced, and I really enjoyed it!
  • Kirsten
    January 1, 1970
    I won an arc of this gorgeous book from Kayla, and I'm so glad that I did! Not only was the plot gripping, but I was also so drawn in to each of the individual characters. Though the story is from Lindley's perspective, I found myself often trying to put myself in the shoes of the other characters as well. Lindley's (and I suspect Kayla's) love and devotion to them immediately made each of them important in their own right.The story, which was so much more emotional than I was expecting, centers I won an arc of this gorgeous book from Kayla, and I'm so glad that I did! Not only was the plot gripping, but I was also so drawn in to each of the individual characters. Though the story is from Lindley's perspective, I found myself often trying to put myself in the shoes of the other characters as well. Lindley's (and I suspect Kayla's) love and devotion to them immediately made each of them important in their own right.The story, which was so much more emotional than I was expecting, centers around relationships, especially friendships, and the bonds that make and break them. There is so much depth to the connections between Lindley and each of her friends-turned-family that I very acutely felt her love and turmoil and hope and every other emotion under the sun."One hundred percent of us have lost someone who meant the entire universe." The impact of that simple, but gut-wrenching, sentence is felt throughout this entire book. Every action and every decision made by Lindley, thanks to her new leadership role, is rooted in such a deep and honest place that I never questioned her. Not once did I feel like she did something unrealistic or out of character. There was no useless drama or obnoxious characters just to further plot, everything felt authentic and true. I can't say that for many YA books, and I truly appreciate it.This is the first book I've read by Kayla Olson, however I have already ordered The Sandcastle Empire and now can't wait to read that one! Kayla has a way with words that often took my breath away. More than once I found myself rereading a sentence because it was so beautiful and/or so thought-provoking. I can't wait to read more by this incredibly talented author.
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  • Carole
    January 1, 1970
    J'ai adoré ma lecture du début à la fin. J'ai rigolé, j'ai eu peur, j'ai pleuré... Tout ça en 359 pages.Encore une super oeuvre signée Kayla Olson !! UN COUP DE COEUR INTERGALACTICAL (oohh un jeu de mot ! Coïncidence?! Non je ne pense pas !)
  • Caitlin Lambert
    January 1, 1970
    I have never read a thriller in space, let alone one with such mystery and suspense. Put this on your TBR for its November release, because you don't want to miss it!I received an ARC of TSS, so I will not be quoting any lines at the moment, but there were so many chilling, gorgeous sentences that were 100% worth quoting.Kayla's writing is atmospheric and beautiful, and her story-telling completely sucks you in. TSS takes place on a space station with the original purpose of performing scientifi I have never read a thriller in space, let alone one with such mystery and suspense. Put this on your TBR for its November release, because you don't want to miss it!I received an ARC of TSS, so I will not be quoting any lines at the moment, but there were so many chilling, gorgeous sentences that were 100% worth quoting.Kayla's writing is atmospheric and beautiful, and her story-telling completely sucks you in. TSS takes place on a space station with the original purpose of performing scientific tests of terra-forming endeavors on new planets. The setting was very limited (it only took place on the station), and while you may expect that to create a dull, boring atmosphere for the story, it was anything but!In fact, the close quarters enhanced the suspense. TSS is a space thriller, where a deadly virus wipes out half the crew, and then begins picking off its youngest members -- members who were thought to be immune. Soon, though, revelations call the virus into question, and Lindley (the newly-appointed acting commander) begins to suspect that there is a murderer among them.This book is completely different than Kayla's first novel, The Sandcastle Empire (which is one of my faves -- a 5 star read as well). While there is definitely a stamp that makes it Kayla's, this story blazes its own path. The whole concept of being trapped in a steel-and-glass death ship, floating in endless space, with members mysteriously dying each day, was eerie and gripping. I read the last third of TSS on a flight, and I was flipping the pages madly, fist pressed to my lips, silently trying to swallow my rising panic. I absolutely devoured it! The woman next to me on the plane even leaned over and said, "Is that a good book?" And I, of course, said YES.The thing about this book is that it is less of a spatial story, and more of a depth-based one. Instead of a sprawling narrative where the characters move and explore and discover things, Lindley and the other crew members are trapped in a station. Much of the story is Lindley's internalization of events. That by no means makes it boring, as Lindley's voice is so rich and deep and engaging.Also, the love triangle was up there as my top favorite complicated love stories, not because I equally rooted for each of the guys, but because I fervently changed my mind over and over. In the beginning, I despised the idea of her ending up with one of her love interests, but as the story progressed, I grew to ship him with Lindley, and then I rooted for them. But then there would be a scene with my first pick, and I'd switch teams again. By the end of it, I had thrown up my hands in frustration. I couldn't pick a favorite! But I loved that. Both of their characters were so three-dimensional and interesting. There was so much angst within the triangle that just added a great dynamic to the story.I mean, nothing goes better with murder than complicated love, am I right?In regard to the ending, I did have a hunch of the big reveal, but only within the last 50 pages or so, and I was always second-guessing it. Kayla made it so difficult to settle on one definitive idea, because then the tables turned and threw a wrench in everything. Everyone is suspect, nothing is certain, and I loved that mystery!The metaphors relating feelings to stars and celestial events just MADE this story. There were parallels drawn between fading trust and dying stars, exploding panic and ravaging supernovas. The imagery was really wonderful and immersive.I haven't read another book like this one. It felt so fresh and new, and that, along with the edge-of-my-seat, WHAT-IS-HAPPENING feeling, made it another amazing read which I thoroughly enjoyed!Mark your calendars for November 13th 2018, people.
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  • Belle Ellrich
    January 1, 1970
    *I WAS PROVIDED WITH A PHYSICAL ARC BY THE LOVELY AUTHOR FOR AN HONEST REVIEW. THIS DOES NOT AFFECT MY HONEST OPINION*Kayla Olson has been the slayer of words since The Sandcastle Empire released, and even maybe before that. Her books have always brought about the one, main questions: what would happen if this were to be our future?This Splintered Silence is focused solely in space. Teenagers—of all people—are living aboard a space station that has been plagued by death and grief. A pathogen nam *I WAS PROVIDED WITH A PHYSICAL ARC BY THE LOVELY AUTHOR FOR AN HONEST REVIEW. THIS DOES NOT AFFECT MY HONEST OPINION*Kayla Olson has been the slayer of words since The Sandcastle Empire released, and even maybe before that. Her books have always brought about the one, main questions: what would happen if this were to be our future?This Splintered Silence is focused solely in space. Teenagers—of all people—are living aboard a space station that has been plagued by death and grief. A pathogen named CRW-0001 took the lives of their parents and mentors, rendering them helpless."One hundred stars have gone out in the past six weeks, extinguished and smothered and choked and simply—whoosh—blown out—by the CRW-0001 pathogen."Thank God the captain and her team had children, am I right?Lindley—already known as a badass character just from how she's described—is the new captain of the ship. She is one of the oldest (I believe?) and the one most put together from what we can tell. She was born to be a leader, as most would say.But every leader has their faults, and it's important that they know and face those faults.Throughout the first few chapters, we learn what happened to the original wave of station workers. But then we learn that one from the second generation has joined the ranks. This is where things begin to slow down a bit.I had a hard time getting through the chapters after the first second-generation born was found dead, but quickly found things speeding up within no time. Lindley and her team are brilliant, some of the best in their class.I had a feeling this book was mostly character-driven, and I believe I was right. This is a good thing, though. While the plot was amazing and I absolutely love how it was coordinated and executed, I loved how the characters really drove things forward. Every turn you took on these pages, another person went up in your suspicions. Another worry was added here and there, and I loved how the ending turned out.It was a thrilling ride to take, and I wouldn't hesitate to take a second one.My rating for This Splintered Silence is 4.5/5 stars.
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  • Myron Brown
    January 1, 1970
    On a space station in which a virus killed all Earth-born residence, six teens take commend. The discovery of a body makes them wonder if the virus has returned or is there a murderer? Lindley who has taken command takes the brunt of the responsibility while everything goes wrong. I understand that misdirection and red herrings are a staple of the mystery genre but does it need to take about 100 pages before the Lindley and the other characters realize that murder not a virus is responsible for On a space station in which a virus killed all Earth-born residence, six teens take commend. The discovery of a body makes them wonder if the virus has returned or is there a murderer? Lindley who has taken command takes the brunt of the responsibility while everything goes wrong. I understand that misdirection and red herrings are a staple of the mystery genre but does it need to take about 100 pages before the Lindley and the other characters realize that murder not a virus is responsible for the deaths on the space station. The pages before the Lindley has that realization are tedious ruminations about how hard it is to run a space station; why does the "wrong boy" kissed me; why she should be the leader instead of everyone else; etc. Yes, the premise is that teens are forced to run a space station after all the adults die from a virus but with all the problems piling up they should have told the adults back on Earth once they were able to reestablish communication. One's enjoyment of the book is based on whether the reader could tolerate Lindley, the narrator. Everything is seen through her eyes and none of the characters really have any personality beyond the vague type each character is supposed to represent but even on a surface level none of the characters stick out. An attempt at establishing an (off-screen) antagonist with one of Lindley's mother's rivals just come off as ham-handed and ineffective. Olson attempts to create a love triangle but when the participants are ciphers its hard to get drawn into it. Even when the murderer is revealed there's no sense of satisfaction because that person, like everyone else except for Lindley has any type of personality. Yes, mysteries/thrillers are supposed to be plot driven books but they aren't supposed to be boring and it's supposed to draw you in, that is something This Splintered Silence has failed to do.Thanks Edelweiss for providing an ARC for this book.
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  • Indy
    January 1, 1970
    Very thoroughly engaging read that got me hooked within the first 20 pages. Exactly what it promised, an excellent sci fi, thriller that was a blend of Illuminae, One of Us is Lying and the Loneliest Girl in the Universe. The main character was very well written, as was two of the other 5 supports. I’m a bit sad that the others weren’t as deep as these three but is still a good, engaging story all over.
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  • Aoife
    January 1, 1970
    I can't say exactly why this book didn't grip me. Some combination of 'it's kind of shallow, nothing really seemed to impact anything' and 'if I hadn't read the blurb I'd have no idea what was happening for at least the first 15% of the story'. The characters didn't stand out - near the end I was still trying to remember who was who. Not an awful book, interesting enough, but not amazing either, sadly.Receiving an ARC did not affect my review in any way.
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  • Laurie
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars. I would have given it four if there had been a little more setup/character development in the beginning. The sketchy supporting characters made it hard to guess/care about who the murderer was. Otherwise a fun, fast-paced murder mystery set on a space station in the future.*Thanks to the publisher and Edelweiss for providing an e-galley in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Faith
    January 1, 1970
    This was a good mystery. I did not know who the murderer was until the author revealed the murderer. This mystery is about two subcultures in our country and the prejudice that exists between them. It is full of secrets.
  • Julie
    January 1, 1970
    Wow! Loved it! My new favorite!!! Is there going to be a sequel?
  • USOM
    January 1, 1970
    This Splintered Silence is the kind of book that hooks you and makes you unsure of everything you ever thought. We really get into the head of our main character, Lindley, as everything sort of falls apart around her.Part of what This Splintered Silence excels at is making you wary and fearful. We don’t know how it’s going to end and unlike a lot of books, I had no idea where this was going to go. There were a lot of red herrings and misdirects thrown into it, but even till the end I had no idea This Splintered Silence is the kind of book that hooks you and makes you unsure of everything you ever thought. We really get into the head of our main character, Lindley, as everything sort of falls apart around her.Part of what This Splintered Silence excels at is making you wary and fearful. We don’t know how it’s going to end and unlike a lot of books, I had no idea where this was going to go. There were a lot of red herrings and misdirects thrown into it, but even till the end I had no idea what direction was even up. These threads and secrets kind of fell into place and, like a true thriller, you had to keep reading. It demanded your attention and your fear.full review: https://utopia-state-of-mind.com/revi...
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