Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Series: Hush, Hush, #3
•Publisher: Simon & Schuster BFYR
•Publication Date: October 4, 2011
Opening Line: The sleek black Audi rolled to a stop in the parking lot overlooking the cemetery, but none of the three men inside had any intention of paying respects to the dead.
When Silence Is All That's Left, Can The Truth Finally Be Heard?
Nora Grey can't remember the past five months of her life. After the initial shock of waking up in a cemetery and being told that she has been missing for weeks - with no one knowing where she was or who she was with - she tried to get her life back on track. Go to school, hang out with her best friend, Vee, and dodge mom's creepy new boyfriend.
But there is this voice in the back of her head, an idea that she can almost reach out and touch. Visions of angel wings and unearthly creatures that have nothing to do with the life she knows.
And this unshakable feeling that a part of her is missing.
Then Nora crosses paths with a sexy stranger, whom she feels a mesmerizing connection to. He seems to hold all the answers...and her heart. Every minute she spends with him grows more and more intense until she realizes she could be falling in love. Again.
Silence takes place three months after Crescendo. After waking up in a cemetery with amnesia Nora tries to dive back into her old life. On her first day of school Nora quickly realizes that it is never going to happen. Everyone keeps looking at Nora like she's "that girl," the one who was kidnapped and cannot remember what happened to her. Not only are the curious glances bothering her but Nora has the distinct feeling that the two most important people in her life, her mom and Vee, are hiding something.
After the cliffhanger ending of Crescendo I was less than thrilled with the idea of Nora having amnesia. After reading Silence I am relieved that it was not as bad as I thought it was going to be. Nora quickly catches up on the important highlights of the last five months of her life from an unlikely source, Scott. Yes Scottie the hottie is back! I'm beyond thrilled that I did not have to spend the entire novel rereading stuff that I already knew. In case you're wondering, yes, you will get the details of what happened when Hank Millar showed up that fateful night rudely interrupting Patch and Nora.
Silence was significantly better than the first two novels. The characters personalities are more thought out and actually remain consistent throughout the whole book. Silence is well balanced, no more jumping from one extreme to another. I love the fact that Nora is more mature now. The occasional teenage moment sneaks through which is okay because, hello, she is a teenager. Nora is a stronger character now and finally seems like she's actually ready to take charge of her own life.
"Fine! I'll throw on some clothes. Turn around. I'm in my pj's.""I'm a guy. That's like asking a kid not to glance at the candy counter."
"I love you. You make me remember who I used to be. You make me want to be that man again. Right now, holding you, I feel like we have a shot at beating all odds and making it together. I'm yours, if you'll have me."
"Could you ever use more that five words? All this grunting and minced words makes you come across—primal.""Primal.""You're impossible.""Me Jev, you Nora.""Stop it.""Since we're keeping it primal, you smell good.""It's called a shower . . . Soap, shampoo, hot water.""Naked. I know the drill."
"That I would do anything for you, even if it means going against my instincts or my very nature. I would lay down everything I possess, even my soul, for you. If that isn't love, it's the best I have."