Lake Silence by Anne Bishop

March 1, 2018     Danielle Romero     5 Stars, R2R, reviews

Lake Silence by Anne BishopLake Silence Published by PENGUIN Group (USA) Incorporated on March 6, 2018
Genres: Fantasy
Pages: 416
Format: eARC
In this thrilling and suspenseful fantasy set in the world of the New York Timesbestselling Others series, an inn owner and her shape-shifting lodger find themselves enmeshed in danger and dark secrets.

Human laws do not apply in the territory controlled by the Others--vampires, shape-shifters, and even deadlier paranormal beings. 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 such as Vicki's don't have any distance from the Others, the dominant predators who 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 is 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 shape-shifting Others--discovers a murdered man, Vicki finds trouble instead. The detectives want to pin the death on her, despite the evidence that nothing human could have killed the victim. As Vicki and her friends search for answers, ancient forces are roused by the disturbance in their domain. They have rules that must not be broken--and all the destructive powers of nature at their command.

My Review

It is no surprise that Anne Bishop writes what continues to be the most unique Urban Fantasy series to date. What is surprising is that there was no mention of Simone and Meg. I won’t lie. I’m a little disappointed. I, much like many others, have been anxiously waiting to see what has become of our favorite blood prophet and I was initially disappointed when I realized that not only do we not see prior main characters in Lake Silence, but our new main character, is entirely human.

It took me by surprise.
Anne Bishop’s ability to suck me into the story regardless of that fact, did not.
What I have learned when picking up a Bishop book is to leave all of my expectations at the door, because she will blow them all out of the water and Lake Silence was no exception.
Lake Silence had all of the brilliant world-building and character development that I have come to love and expect in an Anne Bishop book and I thoroughly enjoyed Lake Silence and look forward to hopefully seeing more of Vicki DeVine in future books because she has captured my heart just as much as Meg and Simone have and I think Vicki deserves her own happily ever after with a special someone as well.


About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop is the winner of the RT Book Reviews 2013 Career Achievement Award in Sci-Fi/Fantasy. She is also the winner of the William L. Crawford Memorial Fantasy Award for the Black Jewels Trilogy. Her most recent novel is Etched in Bone, the fifth book in Anne’s urban fantasy series set in a re-imagined Earth. When she’s not communing with the Others, Anne enjoys gardening, reading, and music. Since you’re reading this, there’s no point in telling you to visit her website at