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The silence
2016
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A terror-filled story of one family and their friends, as they struggle to survive in a world overrun by ravenous creatures that hunt purely by sound...


Soon to be a major motion picture.
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*Starred Review* Here's a brilliantly constructed, intensely dramatic horror story from the author of Dusk (2007) and Coldbrook (2014). In Moldava, a group of explorers accidentally unleash a species of creature that had been penned up in an underground ecosystem for millennia. These blind creatures with creepy yellow skin hunt by sound; they will eat any living thing; and as they spread out across Europe, multiplying with frightening speed, they cause the fall of cities, with chaos reigning in their wake. One family flees their home, striking out for a quiet rural area where, perhaps, they can hide from the ravenous creatures. Other families are trying the same thing, but one has a secret weapon: a teenager, Ally, who has been deaf for nearly a decade and who can, she hopes, teach her parents, brother, and grandmother to live without making a sound. Told in alternating points of view, switching back and forth between Ally and her father, the story is terrifying and almost painfully claustrophobic in places, with compelling characters (watch out for the reverend!), and really, really scary monsters. Genius at work here.--Pitt, David Copyright 2017 Booklist
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