Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan
Summary: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.
I’m the friend of a dead girl.
I’m the lover of my enemy.
And I will have my revenge.
I had extremely high expectations for Daughter of Deep Silence, and needless to say it did not disappoint. This is a chilling and unputdownable analysis about one girl’s drive for revenge against those who wronged her, and I enjoyed every bit of it. This is my first book by Carrie Ryan, but it most certainly won’t be my last.
I am nothing except this: a girl reborn of the deep ocean silence, meant for nothing but vengeance.
When the luxury cruise ship Persephone is attacked, all of its passengers are killed. All except three – who manage to live to tell the tale. And two of them are lying about what happened.
Francis Mace lost everything on the fatal day the ship was attacked, but through sheer luck, she manages to survive. Now rescued, her whole life revolves around getting revenge against the people that murdered her parents and her best friend… no matter what the cost.
It’s funny, most people think that revenge is a passionate affair, driven by rage and pain. But it can’t be. Feelings such as those make you weak.
Frances is an extremely well-written character – calculated and determined, never swaying from her goals. She is so focused on getting revenge that sometimes she doesn’t even seem able to see what’s right in front of her, but after all she’s lost, who can blame her? Everything about Frances – her fears, her hopes and her need for revenge – really soaks into your head in the best way possible. Even long after finishing the book, she’s a character that will stay in your mind for days – even weeks – to come.
Combine an amazing plot with a swoon-worthy romance and Carrie’s eloquence and gift with words and the result is an unforgettable, spine-tingling revenge thriller. Daughter of Deep Silence is all that and more, and I can’t recommend it enough.
But that’s the one thing about silences and futures; someone will always come along to fill them in. If you let them.