Lake Silence by Anne Bishop
3 out of 5 stars.
Today on the blog, Anne reviews Lake Silence by Anne Bishop.
I am a big fan of Anne Bishop and I have read every one of her ‘Others’ novels, so I was excited to get my hands on a copy of Lake Silence, her latest novel. For me, this book did not quite live up to the rest of the books in the series. Lake Silence introduces us to new characters and a new location in Anne Bishops universe. We are introduced to Vickie DeVine, an emotionally traumatized divorcee who takes over a resort on the outskirts of a remote town, Sproing, and its nearby lake. She also comes to know the area’s shape-shifting residents. Set against this backdrop, Vicki is drawn into a murder investigation and a plot to take away The Jumble.
My main problem with this story is that, apparently, none of the humans who live on this continent occupied by supernatural apex predators seems to have learned anything from a recent great purge of humans by these very same apex predators. They are always shocked and surprised to find out they are really interacting with supernatural beings. They have learned nothing of caution in the last year. My other problem with this book is that Vickie and the bad guys often come off as caricatures instead of real people. It made them predictable and that did no favors for the plot.
Still, the book had some promise and so I stuck with it until the end. I also enjoyed a few of the supporting characters. I probably would not recommend this book to friends but I would direct them to the rest of the books in the Others world.
It is spring break in our neck of the woods. Hopefully, we can get back on the wagon and knock out a chapter or two in our current works-in-progress.
Anne, Nancy, and Eric