The third in Becca Fitzpatrick's bestselling Hush, Hush series, Silence continues the ongoing saga of Nora and Patch and the fights between fallen angels and their offspring, Nephilim.
Reviewed by Becca Watts
Simon & Schuster Childrens Books
The opening of Silence sees Nora waking in a cemetery, the past five months of her life (those dealt with in the first two books) an absolute blank. Realising she has been a missing person for three of these, she is desperate to rebuild her life and fill in the gaping void in her mind. However, whilst she has been away, things have changed. Her mother has begun a relationship with the father of Nora's arch nemesis, who is clearly not all he seems, and her best friend, Vee, has changed from a confessed flirt to an all out man-hater. To make matters worse, Nora is positive both Vee and her mother are withholding vital information about the past few months that are key to her recovery.
During this time, Nora is plagued by dreams of fallen angels and Nephilim – dreams in which the mysterious Patch and her mother's boyfriend play key (and terrifying) roles. It is only when Nora realises these dreams are reality that she concludes she must piece together her lost past to protect those she loves from a war she alone must prevent. By far the best in the series, Silence is a fast paced, electrifying novel that sees Nora and Patch's relationship tested to its limit. Full of tense mystery and drama, Silence hikes the tension between fallen angels and Nephilim to new heights and is a fantastic read for any fan of paranormal romance.