Silence for the Dead

Silence for the Dead

Large Print - 2014
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In 1919 nurse Kitty Weekes works at a remote hospital for soldiers left shell-shocked in World War I, leaving them with tormenting dreams and nervous attacks. But where did the former occupants of the grand house go? And why do all the patients share the same horrific nightmare?
Publisher: Farmington Hills, Michigan : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2014]
Edition: Large Print edition
ISBN: 9781410473448
Branch Call Number: LT STJ
Characteristics: 555 pages (large print) ; 22 cm


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Jul 08, 2018

Had to read this book after I read the authors newest book and loved it. This book did not disappoint. Such detail throughout that made it feel like you were there. Little twists here and there.

Mar 28, 2018

Other than the ghost story in this book, the romance nearly killed it for me and a dragged out ending. Perhaps a nice twist in the ending would be nice. Or maybe skim the 30 pages and be done. I would say take it or leave it with this book. It was moderately enjoyable for me.

CRRL_MegRaymond Feb 27, 2018

Portis House has been turned into a hospital for shell-shocked WWI soldiers. The house is old and crumbling, and the setting is remote and isolated. Why are all of the patients having the same nightmare?

Mar 22, 2016

Simone St. James is great with atmosphere. I could easily feel the damp air that was eating away at Portis House, a grand, but isolated manor house.

Unfortunately, this story didn't live up to its potential. The ghosts are present, but not terribly scary. And honestly, the characters often behaved in ways that were quite unbelievable. The conclusion felt a bit too convenient, but also a bit open-ended (which was strange considering how much the author wrapped everything up!)

I'm not giving up on St. James; I just hope the next book I pick up by her has a little more spookiness going on.

Dec 05, 2014

I was surprised by how much I liked this book. So much so that I will try some of the author's others. I listened to it and I liked the accents done by the reader. I guess the story is kind of typical gothic with ghosts, big creepy houses etc. but I really liked the main character of Kitty Weeks. Quick read or listen, perfect for the commute.

ehbooklover Aug 17, 2014

This title is a ghost story, romance, and mystery all rolled into one. It is also full of interesting characters and has a very spooky, evocative setting. Despite all of that, the ending was just not as good as the author's previous titles, hence the slightly lower rating.

Jul 08, 2014

Very suspenseful and intense , more than a simple thriller thanks to the deep analysis of complex and unusual characters : it could be labeled "a psychological thriller" .

melwyk Apr 11, 2014

This author is a very reliably entertaining source of romantic suspense. I really enjoyed her first two novels, and this one ups the spooky factor with a very psychologically chilling ghost.

It's set just after WWI so also deals with issues of shell shock (she works at an asylum for former soldiers) -- all together, it makes for a great read. Highly recommended!

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Jul 08, 2018

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