Monday, March 5, 2018

Review: Lake Silence by Anne Bishop

Title: Lake Silence
Author: Anne Bishop
Series: Book Six in the Others Series
Published By: Berkley (Ace) (March 6, 2018)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
My Rating: 4.5 Stars!


Book Description:
In this thrilling and suspenseful fantasy, set in the world of the New York Times bestselling Others series, Vicki DeVine and her lodger, the shapeshifter Aggie Crowe, stumble onto a dead body . . . and find themselves enmeshed in danger and dark secrets.

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 have been in love with Simon, Meg, Vlad, Tessa and all the vanguard in the Others series since the very first book and when Simon and Meg's journey ended at book five, I wasn't ready to say goodbye to them. I don't think anyone that has read the magical, slightly horrifying world that Bishop has created in the Others, was. How can one ever be ready to say goodbye to beloved characters?
 Finding out book six would be a spin off of this amazing world was both a delight, elating and a bit terrifying.  

How could I possible relinquish control of this amazing world to a different set of characters in a different part of the world that Bishop had us all both fearing and loving?

To say I was a little scared was an understatement. 

With trepidation I opened Lake Silence and with a deep breath, a bag of chocolate near me and a blanket to snuggle up with, I took the plunge...slowly. A toe at first and then, yep, I was hooked and I jumped right in the rest of the way. All the apprehension and fear gone as I was once again immersed in this utterly terrifying and yet fascinating world. 

I loved seeing some old faces and getting a lot of new ones. Even after my initial reaction of wanting this to be about the Others I already knew and loved, it really was so nice to see some fresh faces and more importantly to learn more about the Elders! I'm so glad that we really get to see these glimpses of more of what the Others are and how they think and feel about each other and humans. This was by far one of the more detailed and maybe even more interesting looks into how their hierarchy works and functions. 

All in all, I am once again hooked and can't wait for more. 




*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

54 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed this one but I think I prefered the other novels.

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    1. I think I do still as well but this really was a great spin off and I loved it too.

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  2. I've been dying to read one from hers and I guess I need to do it soon. And my! Did you just mention vampires?! I love vampires! I look it up!!

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    Vanessa
    http://www.blushinggeek.com

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    1. Yep, there are all kinds of supernatural creatures in this one. ;)

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  3. I still need to read The Others series!!! Glad you enjoyed this one :)

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    1. I really hope you read it, it is so fabulous!

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  4. Yes, this was just so easy to sink into! I was worried too, but Anne Bishop delivered. She is just great with this series.

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    1. Yes! So true and it was easy to be worried since we all knew it wasn't going to quite be the same but definitely silly to worry since it was so fabulous.

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  5. Yet another review, that basically screams read the other series. I am, I promise I am. I'm excited about it, too!

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    1. Do! Seriously, it is such a wonderful series.

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  6. I was so darn pleased. Bishop pulled me right into this new community! Fantastic review my friend!

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    1. Yes! I really shouldn't of been worried at all, she is such an amazing writer. It was so easy getting sucked back in.

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  7. Oh she is on my list. It's been a long time since I've read her.

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    1. Oh Debbie, seriously, read this series. It is so good and such a unique take on sups.

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  8. I want to try this series!! Gah, do I need to read the others first I can I jump aboard? Also, is there a strong element of romance over the course of the older series? I would love that as well. :)

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    1. No you definitely need to read from the very beginning and romance is not big at all in these so don't go in expecting it! But, even with the lack of romance, these just work and work really well!

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  9. I am so excited to start this series. I am eagerly awaiting the audiobook release.

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  10. I have only heard wonderful things about this series! I'm glad that book six is still as enjoyable as the rest of the series.
    Tori @ In Tori Lex


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    1. Thanks Tori! This series is definitely in my top 5 favorites.

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  11. I have been contemplating starting this series. I have so many books I need to get on board with. I will have to find a way to include it, because it sounds absolutely delightful.

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    1. I really hope you do make time for it, it will be worth it!

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  12. Yay glad this was good! It is a bit nerve wracking when an author does a new story with new characters in a well loved world- so glad this one worked out! I've heard so many good things about this series...

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    1. It really is fabulous Greg, you need to try it! And yes, it was very nerve wracking. Glad I had nothing to worry about. :D

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  13. I wish I could say that I love the Others series as much as you do, but I do like them..just not love them. They're too dark for me and using cutting as a plot device just rubs me the wrong way. I read the first three but have to finish up the last two. Honestly, I keep reading because I love the characters. I was wondering if this is as dark as the other books.

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    1. No not as dark feeling, definitely no cutting in them but it is still...bloody maybe is the word. There are deaths from the Elders like in the other books but nothing else really dark feeling.

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  14. everyone is reading and loving these, I hope to get to book 1 finally

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    1. Hope you do this year and that you love them as much as the rest of us do Lily!

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  15. I really liked this one as well. Still, I missed the other characters. I love this world building and the "Others" characters. Definitely one of my favorite series!

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    1. I missed them as well but was glad it was still a good read.

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  16. Ye of little faith! I wasn't worried at all! lol. I hope there's still more of this world in the future.

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    1. I do too, it was hard to tell with the ending if there would be or not.

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  17. You are always ahead of me in reading, lol! I'm behind with review books. I'll be picking this one up tonight, but I'm thrilled to see you loved it by your 4.5 stars. Will come back to this review. :)

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    1. I try to read my ARCs first, although that doesn't always happen, especially when I go overboard and get too many at once LOL! Hope you love this as well! :D

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  18. All of the reviews I've read for this one have been great. I'm super intrigued now.

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  19. I know Nick loved this one and I read and really liked the first Others book but never kept up with the series.

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    1. I think they get better as they go so definitely make time for them if you can. :D

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  20. This is on my to read shelf. Great review!

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    1. Thanks and I hope you love it too!

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  21. Sweet! I have yet to finish the Others series and when I do, I'm going to dive into this one. I may need some chocolate too! LOL

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    1. So glad you are reading them and loving them. Definitely get this one as well!

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  22. Thanks for the review. Just got the delivery. Plan on opening the man cave and will read this one Saturday. This is literally the best set of books I've ever read. It's this that got me into the UF genre. Have re-read the previous books about 5 times each and never bored. If you have not read this series, DO SO. I've hooked several friends on this. Arroooo! :)

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    1. So glad you love this series. It really is fabulous and I love how utterly unique it is without being too out there. Hope you love this one as well but I have a feeling you will!

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  23. It's always a little scary when a beloved series decides to do a spinoff. Do you read it or not? But how could you not?! You just have to go for it and hope for the best, lol. I'm so happy this was wonderful for you! It's still a series I need to read.

    Do You Dog-ear?

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    1. I know! It's always such a big production for me and I don't even know why because it usually turns out good. Glad it did this time as well!

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  24. I'm so glad that you loved this one as well! This is a series I keep meaning to try. I'll get to it...eventually!

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  25. I missed Meg and the gang too. But I really enjoyed my time with Vicki and all the new characters. I liked seeing new shifter species. I'm glad there was ponies too. That scene with the fridge. Hahaha

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart

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    1. I agree. I'm really hoping there will be more!

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  26. So glad you loved this one! I've heard so many awesome things about The Others books. It's so awesome when you ~try~ to go into a book gently but end up devouring it. <3

    - Aimee @ Aimee, Always

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    1. Yes! I love that I did that with this too, not expecting anything at all.

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  27. I was super nervous that this wouldn't live up to the previous books as well! I really enjoyed it, though! I'm hoping for some romance in the next one! Wonderful review! :)

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