Published by Penguin on 2015-05-26
Genres: Action & Adventure, Death & Dying, Family, Love & Romance, Orphans & Foster Homes, Social Issues, Survival Stories, Young Adult
I’m the daughter of murdered parents.
I’m the friend of a dead girl.
I’m the lover of my enemy.
And I will have my revenge.
In the wake of the devastating destruction of the luxury yacht Persephone, just three souls remain to tell its story—and two of them are lying. Only Frances Mace knows the terrifying truth, and she’ll stop at nothing to avenge the murders of everyone she held dear. Even if it means taking down the boy she loves and possibly losing herself in the process.
Sharp and incisive, Daughter of Deep Silence by bestselling author Carrie Ryan is a deliciously smart revenge thriller that examines perceptions of identity, love, and the lengths to which one girl is willing to go when she thinks she has nothing to lose.
I am a huge fan of Carrie Ryan’s zombie series and this new stand-alone doesn’t disappoint.
Daughter of Deep Silence follows the path of a young teen who finds herself floating in the sea with her new best friend dead by her side. There is no getting around the horror of the opening of this story. There is gunfire, everyone dies and the cruise ship they are traveling on explodes and sinks. Just by pure luck and the smart thinking of her parents, do they escape. When they are fished out of the sea, one is dead, one is alive and a decision changes the remaining life of one of the girls.
Frances is the non-descript girl that has friends but is not overly popular, she is somewhat shy and reserved. Elizabeth, her new BFF, has everything money can buy and the confidence that comes with it. When the hot guy on the boat notices her first and they become close, Frances can hardly believe it. Then the horror starts: guns, explosions, everyone dies, and Elizabeth (aka Libby) pushes her overboard to safety. Libby’s father finds them but only Frances has survived. Looking enough like Libby, her dad convinces Frances to take Libby’s place since there would be too many questions if he tried to adopt her.
Frances, now Libby, goes to a Swiss finishing school and no one thinks any different when she returns home, except the boy that lives in her new dad’s home. Frances/Libby swears to get back at the people who murdered her parents and friends. The cute hot boy turns out to be the senator’s son and part of the conspiracy of the floating death trap. As she plots her revenge, some truths come out that might sink the ship of the senator. This story is a lot of fun to read and a nicely done mystery/thriller for teens. Parents: There is some violence, language and a few kisses.