Friday 10 July 2015

Book Beginnings on Fridays - The Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton

Book Beginnings on Fridays is hosted by Rose City Reader and as she says the idea of this meme is for you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author's name. There's a linky list on the website and you can use #BookBeginnings on Twitter.


My book beginning is The Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton, it was published by Little Brown on 2nd July.


It's FREEZING cold; like the air is made of broken glass. Our English cold is all roly-poly snowmen and 'woo-hoo! it's a snow day!' a hey-there friendly kind of cold. But this cold is mean.


The Quality of Silence 

Book Description


On 24th November Yasmin and her deaf daughter Ruby arrived in Alaska.

Within hours they were driving alone across a frozen wilderness

Where nothing grows

Where no one lives

Where tears freeze

And night will last for another 54 days.

They are looking for Ruby's father.

Travelling deeper into a silent land.

They still cannot find him.

And someone is watching them in the dark.


  1. I have loved two books by this author, so this one is on my list. Thanks for sharing...and the idea of COLD seems good to me now, in the hot Central California air. LOL

    Here is my pick: “THE PERFECT SON”

  2. We rarely have that mean type of cold here in the Pacific Northwest. We usually have the wet, make a snowman type of cold, if at all. Sounds good.

  3. Sounds like they are going into danger.


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