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Screaming in the Silence: Volume 1 Paperback – 27 Oct 2010
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About the Author
Lydia Kelly grew up in Portland, Oregon where she lives with her husband. She attributes much of her creative inspiration to her friends and family who have supported her every venture. Screaming in the Silence is her first novel. She is currently working on a series of young adults books.
Top Customer Reviews
The book summary does not do this book justice. It is misleading as the story is much more complex than implied in this summary. It is a physiological suspense so I will try and do this book the justice it deserves.
I absolutely loved this story - it captivated me. I started it and did not put it down until the last page.
The story begins - Raleigh Winter wakes up in the back of a car. It is speeding and suddenly something rolls on top of her. It is Julie a fellow hitchhiker. Julie is dead and Raleigh remembers that they were hit by a car, their bodies collected and dumped in the back of the truck. The three men thought both of them were dead and are not happy to find that Raleigh is very much alive. Raleigh Winter is also deaf and communicates with sign language. What follows is a unbelievable emotional journey that she did not expect to travel. She is imprisoned and stuck with three men who find themselves in an impossible situation. One wants to kill her, one wants her to survive and one wants to protect her.
Her captors, Kaden, Ray, and Marshal are not career criminals that the summary leads you to believe. Neither are they rapists seeking their next victim. She is not kidnapped, raped and then she falls in love with her rapist. The story is not that simple..
It is s a very different approach to finding love and Lydia Kelly spun this so well and did not let anyone off the hook. This is a story with many conflicts, emotional, violence and rape. Rape is rape and the reader is not allowed to forget that at any point.
A conflicting and emotional read. If I could give it more than 5 stars I would.
This is an emotionally conflicting book, you know the circumstances aren't right and yet you feel yourself drawn just like Raleigh to Kaden. Is it another case of Stockholm Syndrome or is there more? Without any spoilers I think the end result was totally fitting.
I felt very drawn to Raleigh, was that out of pity for her circumstances and her disability or just her circumstances? In truth I am not sure, I cringed at some of the things said about her and felt very protective to hear such nasty words and it kinda actually made me like Kaden even more because he could see beyond it and yes I was surprised to find myself liking him at some points. I really enjoyed this book, there is some annoying typo's but beyond that if you like this kind of subject, it is a tense and absorbing read.
I'm so glad the Epilogue was there to read because it gave excellent closure to the story. I think I'd have felt bereft without it.
It's an excellent read. The writing is very good and there's enough drama to keep the pages turning. The relationship which develops between Caden & Raleigh appears utterly genuine and not Stockholm-ey at all. There are some really quite tender moments throughout her ordeal and I did feel immersed in the story, which is exactly what I look for in a book. It draws you in & won't let you put it down.
It's not too dark, but obviously it covers a sensitive subject, with non-consensual sex, but it isn't brutal.
This is my first read from this author & I'd definitely read something else from L Kelly.
Although the story is based on a kidnap, with Kaden one of the kidnappers, his feeling for Raleigh are so heart felt. He makes mistakes in their relationship, but the way he cares for her and expresses his feelings are so loving. The book covers very difficult subjects but does it with such sensitivity.
This has now become my second favourite kindle book (hopeless being first) and have already been recommending it to others. The author has such a way of writing that you felt connected to the story and the characters. I will definitely be re-reading this one
However, there are a lot if typos and general errors in this book. Some might say that it's distracting, personally this rarely bothered me at all. It's worth ignoring a few mistakes for a good read in my opinion!
Many thanks to Lydia Kelly for a truly gripping read!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is not the usual type of book I read, my sister-in-law recommended it, it read really easily, I was left feeling sorry for everyone but Ray, slightly confused by her decision. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Nicola
What a good read. Kidnapper/Romance at its best. The book is dark at some points, but the ending is perfect for the book to finish Kaden & Raleighs story.Published 17 months ago by jolancs
Ok, slight twist on usual erotic romance plot but I found the characters rather boring. It's say a lot that I had to go back & remind myself of the book when I saw the title before... Read morePublished on 8 Mar. 2014 by Katy
Another huge surprise of a book! Of course I was intrigued by the blurb and the whole kidnapper/illicit romance side of this story but to me it was so much more. Read morePublished on 10 Oct. 2013 by Suzy
I really enjoyed this book. It was dark and romantic all at the same time. I did have a few questions though about some of the relationships in the book but maybe it's good to... Read morePublished on 25 Aug. 2013 by MAC
Slightly disappointing read. I was so looking forward to reading this book which starts of well but then seems to lose direction.Published on 8 Feb. 2013 by Amazon Customer