Phenomenal. That is all I have to say! Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan was a fantastic novel, and I cannot applaud her enough for writing such a remarkable book! This book was mysterious, intriguing, and suspenseful. It grabbed me from the start. I was so captured by the story, and I instantly become wrapped up in Frances’s world.
The characters in this book, especially Frances, were so well written. Ryan managed in a very short period of time to introduce the characters and set up who they were. She was able to vividly present them to you, while also writing in their own mysteries.
Overall I truly loved this book and I thought it was phenomenal. Ryan was able to induce an emotion from me that I had never had when reading a book. It is hard to explain how I felt after words but I was more or less in awe, and stunned profoundly. I just had to sit back, take a depth breath, and grasp it all. She left me speechless.
Amazing book that I highly recommend it to you all!
About Daughter of Deep Silence:
I’m the daughter of murdered parents.
I’m the friend of a dead girl.
I’m the lover of my enemy.
And I will have my revenge.
In the wake of the devastating destruction of the luxury yacht Persephone, just three souls remain to tell its story—and two of them are lying. Only Frances Mace knows the terrifying truth, and she’ll stop at nothing to avenge the murders of everyone she held dear. Even if it means taking down the boy she loves and possibly losing herself in the process.
Sharp and incisive, Daughter of Deep Silence by bestselling author Carrie Ryan is a deliciously smart revenge thriller that examines perceptions of identity, love, and the lengths to which one girl is willing to go when she thinks she has nothing to lose.
I have never been so blown away and speechless when I have finished a book, and Daughter of Deep Silence changed that!
Carrie Ryan did such a fantastic job with this book because she created a story and a character that was so controversial, mysterious, and lovable at the same time.
Frances is such a well written character. I found myself caught up in her story and sympathizing for her many times. Throughout the book Frances struggles with deciding who she really is. Is she Frances or Libby? Was she even Frances at all anymore? This aspect was written so well. I would find myself caught up in this character, and then face the reality again that this was a revenge plot, and that Frances was being very deceptive and manipulating. I would get emotional and then remember that this was all a part of her plan, and she would remind us that it was all about revenge.
It was hard to place Frances because even we don’t know who she truly is. You aren’t introduced to Frances for that long before she becomes Libby. The Libby we “know” is how Frances has played her, not who she truly is. When she does have emotions, you don’t know where to place them. It was brilliantly clever. Here is a character that you have grown to care for, but that you don’t really know, and can’t place because she is almost three different people: Frances, Libby, and that in-between character.
What I did love as well was Libby/Frances’s cleverness and deceptiveness. She was such a sharp, resourceful, and bold character. Her revenge plot was well thought out and brilliantly done. I found myself admiring her work and acting skills when it came to fooling the Senator and Grey.
The scene where she is confronted in the garage by Senator Wells and she fake cries to get Grey to defend her was scintillating. She pulled it off so well, and I marveled at her cleverness. Those scenes in the book surprised me and I was rooting for her because it was so cunning. She was a spectacular character. I also just really hate Senator Wells!
The plot twists in this book were phenomenal. I was completely caught by surprise. They blew me away, and left me speechless. My mouth dropped at basically 90% of this book.
The love story Ryan created and wrote was so beautiful because you couldn’t help but root for them, but the complications and controversy of it all made their love so much more intriguing to read about.
Grey was also such a great character. He was in the book a lot, but definitely not as much as Frances/Libby yet I felt we still got a good idea of the person he was. Ryan wrote so many great exchanges and scenes between them that were so well done. They revealed so much of his story at the same time.
I felt one of the greatest scenes in this book was when Grey is drunk and is talking to Frances/Libby by the ocean. It was the neatest scene because not only was there so much suspense in that scene but there was so much conflicted emotion. You were yearning to hear more from Grey, and you also felt sad for him. The scene was brilliant because this is the part where the truth about the shipwreck should matter but the exchange between him and Frances was so much more enticing.
The end of this book was so well done and it left me speechless. I love/hate the way Ryan leaves it up to you and your imagination. I loved that it continued on with that mystery and suspense. It also felt frustrating because there is supposed to be some closing to her story beyond getting her revenge. I wanted to know what happened to Frances. I want to know if she will ever find herself again and be okay. I want to know if Grey can forgive everything and go after her!
I finished Daughter of Deep Silence in awe, and I still am. This book, again, was phenomenal, and I loved it so much! Ryan has written a great book and I want to thank her for this amazing story! Fantastic job! ❤
Review by ISABEL NAQUIN