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Lake Silence by Anne Bishop
Narrator: Alexandra Harris
Series: The Others #6
Published by Penguin Audio, Ace on March 6, 2018
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Length: 13 hours, 37 minutes
Format: Audiobook, eARC
Source: Publisher, NetGalley
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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.
I completely love The Others series and this continuation has the same feels. The world and some of its creatures are familiar. The sanguinati, shifters, elementals, and elders are all still around. I would read the series from the beginning for the world-building plus it’s just a great story.
The main characters are new. I kept thinking Vicki would be a blood prophet or some other special type but she is human. There are some new types of beings – the sproingers – which are fun and kind of creepy. I liked the connection of the Intuit – Julian and the new police guys – Grimshaw and Osgood.
I thought maybe at least a character or two would have been mentioned briefly in Marked in Flesh, since there was a huge dumping of them there, so I couldn’t remember them all. But no – none of them were there. I hope all those people show up in future books. I also really want to know how all the blood prophets are doing. Otherwise, why were they all mentioned? Even with only one book between, I had to name search on my Kindle to see if any characters were in both books.
As in the rest of the books, the Others protect and work with the “good” humans who follow the rules. The “bad” humans who are mean and greedy don’t do so well. The action was exciting. So Lake Silence was in the form as the rest of the books, and very enjoyable. I can’t help but wonder if the next one will continue with this town or move on to another settlement. In any case, I’ll be reading or listening.
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Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2018 Audiobook Challenge
- 2018 New Release Challenge
- COYER Winter Switch