on 13 December 2011
The quiet Road is a definite spine chiller. It took me quite some time to read, simply because I wanted to take my time savouring every detail. I was intrigued from the start and was quickly engaged in the story. Annie Frame has done a fantastic job writing this book, it is beautifully written and extremely well thought out. I was genuinely creeped out by alot of the things in this book, everything in it was believable to me and not over done or forced.
The story follows Frankford Lucas, who is Chief Super Intendant in the police force. He has been visiting The Quiet Road in his dreams from childhood. The Quiet Road for Frankford is a place where he can relax and he loves visiting it every night n his sleep. It is quite the opposite, it is the devils playground, where he lures innocent victims in.
A string of unsolved murders in the area draws Frankford's attention, as he has witnessed their deaths and in the morning wakes up with a trophy from the victim in his house. Frankford has no explanation for this and is chilled to the bone.
A clairvoyant, Sarsaparilla Duchess, comes in on the investigations. She proves her worth to the non-believing Frankford, he starts to come to terms that something sinter is at work. When they visit The Grange, a psychiatric facility, there is talk of The Quiet Road. Frankford visits a man, that is without a doubt possessed, He committed a string of murders long ago, not unlike the ones that are being committed in the investigation.
I don't want to give to much away, but Frankford discovers the truth about The Quiet Road and everything starts to fall into place. Frankford goes on an amazing journey throughout this book, and things come full circle, just like they were intended in the grand scheme of things. The ending was truly amazing, the whole book opened my mind a bit more. This book was a pleasure to read, I am so glad I got the opportunity. Thank-you Annie Frame. I will definitely go back and read this thrilling book again.
My favourite quote from the book is "The Devil's labyrinth... He lies and waits in the whirlpool of reflection to steal you from your ownership and if you think he doesn't exist his hold on you has begun."
on 27 September 2010
'The Quiet Road' is the story of Frankford Lucas, a Chief Superintendent within the Police Force, Frankford has worked hard to become Chief Superintendent and wants to keep his job for as long as possible, he is very aware of how many people are waiting for his job.
Frankford's story begins with a dream, a dream he has had throughout his life, a dream of 'The Quiet Road', a place that he always thought as good and a place of safety, this changes, however, because when he dreams of The Quiet Road this time, it has become bleak and frightening, waiting for Frankford is a shadowed figure, who has coloured circles on its cloak, a spirit appears and confronts Frankford and enters his body and he becomes the spirit and commits a horrendous murder. The dream leaves Frankford understandably unsettled and nervous but when he thinks about it rationally, he puts it to the back of his mind until he is confronted by the image of the person he killed in his dream, who tells him, 'you were there'. So begins Frankford descent into a world he does not recognise, the dreams continue, each coloured circle represented another murder and now Frankford is investigating these murders which he thinks he may or may not be involved in.
'The Quiet Road' is an interesting read, it begins as a murder story and as the story progresses goes into a whole new realm which leaves you with something to think about.
Annie Frame takes a subject that she is very knowledgeable about and also has a personal interest in which makes the book more personal and very insightful.
'The Quiet Road' has something for everyone and as mentioned give you something to think about and the world around you.
on 3 January 2010
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and was enthralled from start to finish,the main charachter is enticed by evil through no fault of his own,and his journey on the quiet road is both terrifying and sad,but through his bravery and courage he fights the evil and in doing so helps alot of posessed souls.You wont want to put this book down once you start reading,there being a twist with every turn.The narrative is fluid and easy to follow,the characters and events are very real and believable.
A thoroughly good read from an author who deserves recognition.