Book Reviews of In Silence

In Silence
In Silence
Author: Erica Spindler
ISBN-13: 9781551666990
ISBN-10: 1551666995
Publication Date: 6/1/2003
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 32 ratings
Publisher: Mira
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
This was an excellent page-turner. Stayed up past bedtime 3 nights to finish it. Can't wait to read another Spindler novel.
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Helpful Score: 3
This book was great! I couldn't put it down!
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Helpful Score: 2
This was my first Erica Spindler book and it will not be my last. The best written thriller I've read in a long time. I could not put it down ! IN SILENCE is a very suspenseful story told in quicksilver prose.

More than just a beach read, IN SILENCE explores the prejudices and preconceptions that can fulminate in an isolated and insulated community. The deadly consequences born of a narrow worldview that puts one in a position wherein s/he becomes the center of the universe. Spindler examines how ordinary people, who mean no harm, can get caught up in a mob mentality, which reduces individual responsibility for acts they would never commit on their own. Readers may ask themselves, "If my life and the lives of my family members would flourish in perfect surroundings and never be threatened with crime or outside influences, would I choose to live there? And at what price?
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Journalist Avery Chauvin is devastated when she receives word of her father's suicide. How could her father, a dedicated physician, have taken his own life? Or did he? Returning to her hometown of Cypress Springs, LA, Avery desperately searches for answers.. This is where the past and present collide. Avery must face the fact evil resides in this peaceful Southern town, protected - until now - by the power of silence.
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Helpful Score: 2
Another great read by Spindler! I love her style and the storylines she creates!
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Helpful Score: 2
Book was everything I have come to expect from Erica Spindler. Deep caracters, twists in storyline, rich plot. Keeps you turning pages when you should be sleeping or working!!!
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Helpful Score: 1
A great Spindler book. It kept me guessing right to the end. Don't miss this one.
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Helpful Score: 1
I loved it. Erica Spindler is a great author.
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To the outside world, Cypress Springs, Louisiana, is a postcard-perfect town where moral, decent citizens lead safe, wholesome lives. But outsiders, it seems, don't fare so well.
When journalist Avery Chauvin returns home to Cypress Springs after twelve years, it's as if time has stood still. Yet for her everything has changed - her mother died a year ago and now her father is gone. Devastated by her father's suicide and her inability to save him, Avery has taken a leave of absence from her newspaper job to come back and put his affairs in order. But in truth, she has come looking for answers. How could her father, a physician who dedicated himself to preserving life, have taken his own?
As Avery begins the heartbreaking task of cleaning out her parents' home, she discovers a box of fifteen-year-old newspaper articles covering the brutal murder of a young woman in Cypress Springs. Why, she wonders, did her father keep the clippings? Then Avery meets a newcomer to Cypress Springs - a woman looking into her brother's sudden disappearance and into whispered rumors of strange happenings in town.
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Readers will be pulled inexorably onward by the question of whodunit.
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Her father reported to have committed suicide, brought Avery Chauvin, an investigative journalist back to her small home town to discover things arn't always as they seem. A power packed story of lies and deception. A good read! My first for Spindler, and definitely not my last.
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Absolutely loved this book!!!!
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To the outside world, Cypress Springs, LA, is a postcard-perfect town where moral, decent citizens lead safe, wholesome lives. But outsiders, it seems, don't fare so well.................
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Fun, suspenseful read!
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Great whodunit! I read it twice.
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This was the first book I read by Erica Spindler and I really enjoyed it!

Jenna
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really good book
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This was a very good read and it keeps you guessing till the end!
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This is an undiscovered author-she is very talented. Great read.
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I really enjoyed this book. At first I thought it was pretty predictable but there were enough twists, turns and surprises to make it a good read.
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Avery returns home when her dad kills himself. Full of questions about a life she wanted to leave behind, but now must face the truth.
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I could not get into the authors style of writing.
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Very good.
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Great book
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Erica Spindler never disappoints .... this one will keep you guessing until the very last page.
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This was a good read. It is a suspenseful story and keeps you on your toes as you are trying to figure out who the bad guy is. Half way through the book it is pretty obvious that the bad guy will be between a few people but it was still a good read and I would recommend it to others.
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I just love Erica Spindler's books! This is such a great book. Spindler definitely keeps the reader guessing until the end - you may think you've figured it out, but you probably haven't (at least, I didn't!)
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As always a great Erica Spindler book. I have read them all and each is better than the last if that is possible
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If you love a really exciting thriller based in the deep South, you will like this book.
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The rating is according the Amazon.com since I have not read the book.

Here is a bried review.....

The old adage, "You can't go home again," doesn't apply to Cypress Springs, La., a picaresque little town that goes to extreme-and sometimes deadly-lengths to keep the outside world and its corrupting influences at bay. The town's outward calm provides an eerie counterpoint to the struggle occurring beneath the surface, which makes it the perfect setting for Spindler's latest thriller (after Dead Run). When investigative reporter Avery Chauvin returns to Cypress Springs to put her father's affairs in order after his apparent suicide, she takes comfort in the familiar attentions of her high school sweetheart, Matt Stevens, and his loving family, who treat her as one of their own. It soon becomes apparent, however, that things aren't as they seem. For starters, the Stevens clan seems uneasy, particularly when she mentions Hunter, Matt's fraternal twin. Then she receives a call that leads her to suspect that her dad was murdered. Her fears are sharpened when a local woman turns up dead, and "outsider" Gwen Lancaster tells Avery about her brother's disappearance. Despite the overwhelming evidence, Avery's investigative instincts take a while to kick in, but once they do, she uncovers clues indicating that a vigilante group has taken it upon itself to police and punish the town's citizens. Most disturbing is the fact that Hunter, with whom Avery becomes romantically involved, fits the killer's profile. While smoothly written, the book's absurdly macabre (and somewhat implausible) denouement will disappoint. Still, once readers get past the sluggish first half, they'll be chilled by the town's creepy Big Brother rhetoric and pulled inexorably onward by the question of whodunit.
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A journalist, the murder of her doctor fater, return to hometown, past and present colliding, woman found murdered, more deceit and evil.
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Good suspense throughout. Ending not predictable but short in build-up.
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This was my first book by Spindler and I loved it-read it in just 4 days. The setting is a small town and Spindler does a great job of painting the picture of small town life. I highly recommend this book.
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Excellent! This book kept me on the edge of my seat- I practically read it in one sitting because I couldn't put it down, and the ending caught me completely by surprise. One of the best from a fantastic author!
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a chilling tale of murder, betrayal and uncertain loyalties
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This was an excellent mystery.
The following is a reader review at Amazon.com which explains exactly how I felt about this book:
IN SILENCE continues to showcase Erica Spindler's talents that keep her reading audience wanting more. It's a book that grabs you and won't let you stop reading. It should come with a warning: Caution - can cause sleep loss!
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great book!!
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Avery Chauvin goes back to her hometown following her father's suicide. However, she doesn't believe that he would have killed himself. As she begins to investigate, she discovers that her father has kept newspaper clippings of a murder that happened in their town 15 years ago. Why would he have kept them? Do the clippings have something to do with his death? Did he commit suicide... or was it murder?

This book was wonderful, definitely one of Spindler's best. Spindler throws so many suspects your way that you won't ever correctly guess the "bad guy" until the very end. Fast-paced thriller that will keep you turning pages... I just *had to* finish it in one night!
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Well written, but maybe a bit too long, with many twists until the end.It did keep me captive.
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I'm a picky, picky reader and never post a book I didn't like!
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Very good book. I was surprised at the ending
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Great book. Keeps you guessing!
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residents disappear in the middle of the night in a small town, Avery's dad commits suicide or did he??
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A peaceful southern town. A terrible evil.
The power of silence.
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Awsome! I couldn't put it down! 473 pages in one day.
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Returning to her hometown of Cypress Springs Louisiana Avery desperatly searches for answers. Instead she hears whispered rumors of strange happenings. Of neighbors who go missing in the night. She discovers a box of 15 yr old newspaper articles in her fathers house all covering the same event a brutal murder of a local woman. why had her father kept them?
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Journalist Avery Chauvin is devasted when she receives word of her father'suicide. How could her father, a dedicated physician, have taken his own life? Returning to her hometown of cypress Springs, Louisiana. Avery desperately searches for answers. Instead she hears whispered rumors of strange happenings of neighbors who go missing in the night. She discovers a box of fifteen-year-old newspaper articles in her father's house, all covering the same event--the brutal murder of a local woman. Why had her father kept them?

Then the past and present collide. A woman is found savagely murdered. An outsider passing through town vanishes. And Avery begins to wonder, could her father have been murdered? As each step closer to the truth exposes yet another layer of deceit, Avery must foace the fact that in this peaceful Southern town a terrible evil resides, protected--until now--by the power of silence.
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A chilling tale of murder, betrayal and uncertain loyalties.
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I truely enjoyed this thriller!! I hated to see it end, many twists and turns!
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Great characters, great story. Great mystery.
" a chilling tale of murder, betrayal and uncertain loyalties."
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As usual, Spindler starts out slow, then builds up to a peak. The ending is more than a surprise, it was an amazement
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Great read.
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A peaceful southern town, A terrible evil and the power of silence. The past and present collide when Avery returns home to come to grips with her fathers suicide.
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I really enjoyed this book.............lots of those you think you know who did its, and then change your mind!!!
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loved it
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Journalist Avery Chauvin is devastated when she learns of her father's suicide. Will a box of 15 year old newpaper articles, nieghbors who go missing in the night and a woman found savagely murdered provide clues to why the dedicated physician had taken his own life? Or did he? Readers will be pulled inexorable onward by the question of "whodunit?"
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A peaceful southern town. A terrible evil. The power of silence.Journalist Avery Chauvin is devastated when she receives word of her father's suicide. How could her father, a dedicated physician, have taken his own life?
Returning to her hometown of Cypress Springs, Louisiana, Avery desperately searches for answers. Instead she hears whispered rumors of strange happenings, of neighbors who go missing in the night. She discovers a box of fifteen-year-old newspaper articles in her father's house, all covering the same event -- the brutal murder of a local woman. Why had her father kept them?
Then the past and present collide. A woman is found savagely murdered. An outsider passing through town vanishes. And Avery begins to wonder, could her father have been murdered?
As each step closer to the truth exposes yet another layer of deceit, Avery must face the fact that in this peaceful Southern town, a terrible evil resides, protected--until now--by the power of silence.
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Journalist Avery Chauvin is devastated when she receives word of her father's suicide. How could her father, a dedicated physician, have taken his own life?
Returning to her home of Cypress Springs, LA, Avery desperatley searches for answers. Instead she hears whispered rumors of stange happenings, of neighbors who go missing in the night. She discovers a box of 15 year old newspaper articles in her father's house, all covering the same event-the brutal murder of a local woman. Why had her father kept them?
The the past and present collide. A woman is fund savagely murdered. An outsider passing through town vanishes. And Avery begins to wonder, could her father have been murdered?
As each step closer to the truth exposes yet another layer of deceit, Avery must face the fact that in this peaceful Southern town a terrible evil resides, protected-until now-by the power of silence.