A Book Review: Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan

A Book Review of Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan

Another thrilling novel read & reviewed by Molly Looby



Just three souls remain to tell the story.

And two of them are lying.

Only Frances Mace, rescued from the ocean after days adrift with her dying friend, Libby, knows that the luxury yacht Persephone wasn’t sunk by a rogue wave as Senator Wells and his son, Grey, are claiming. It was attacked.

To ensure her safety from the Wells family, Libby’s father helps newly orphaned Frances assume Libby’s identity. And now, after years of careful plotting, she’s ready to expose the truth—even if it means taking down the boy she was once in love with:
Grey Wells himself.


Excited isn’t a strong enough word. I was ecstatic to read this. Carrie Ryan is one of my all-time favourite authors, and her Forest of Hands and Teeth trilogy was one of the best I’ve ever read. To say the bar was high is putting it mildly. But never fear. My favourite authors don’t tend to disappoint! (Thank goodness!)


I fell into Daughter of Deep Silence so, so fast. Ryan’s words are so easy to take in that the world she’s painting engulfs you in a matter of pages. She’s a genius. The first time I picked the book up, I read 70 pages. Then a few hours later, I picked it up again and read even more. I didn’t want to stop. I couldn’t.


All the characters were so well-rounded and flawed that they were perfect. These people were so real. They were so multi-layered, and I believed absolutely everything that was happening. This is what I want from a book, characters so real you feel like you know them. And I loved them all.


But I especially loved the protagonist, who I’m going to call Libby-Frances. I loved her determination and nerve. It’s hard not to fall in love with her and cheer her on, however evil she can be on occasion.


I don’t know when I was supposed to put the book down. I just wanted to read more all the time. But at the same time, I didn’t want it to be over. And when it was, a wave of sadness washed over me because it’s been months since I read a book that made me addicted to reading like this. In fact, I’m worried whatever I read next will suffer.


Everyone loves a revenge story, and this one’s perfectly crafted. I would recommend this book to every single one of you. It was beautiful, honest, raw, and so crammed with emotion. It was my perfect kind of book.



      5/5 Movellas stars



Thank you to Molly Looby for writing this book review!


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