Author: Anne Bishop
Series: The Others #6
Published by: Ace
Publication Date: March 6, 2018
Human laws do not apply in the territory controlled by the Others–vampires, shapeshifters, and paranormal beings even more deadly. And this is a fact that humans should never, ever forget . . .
After her divorce, Vicki DeVine took over a rustic resort near Lake Silence, in a human town that is not human controlled. Towns like Vicki’s have no distance from the Others, the dominant predators that rule most of the land and all of the water throughout the world. And when a place has no boundaries, you never really know what’s out there watching you.
Vicki was hoping to find a new career and a new life. But when her lodger, Aggie Crowe–one of the shapeshifting Others–discovers a dead body, Vicki finds trouble instead. The detectives want to pin the man’s death on her, despite the evidence that nothing human could have killed the victim. As Vicki and her friends search for answers, things get dangerous–and it’ll take everything they have to stay alive.
This series is so damn good! I was bummed that Lake Silence would shift to different characters in a different area because I love Meg, Simon and all the rest of the Courtyard inhabitants and would miss them. However, I knew Bishop would still give us something great. I mean, it’s still the freaking Others! Bishop definitely has a certain formula she prefers to use in her books and it’s easy to see the parallels, but she still manages to make them feel fresh and unique.
When are humans going to learn they are not in charge? Human laws only go so far. The terra indigene run this shit and allow the humans to exist. Thank goodness for good humans like Vicki and Grimshaw, though, or they’d all be goners. I really enjoyed these new characters and watching them try to navigate their surroundings and it’s inhabitants while dealing with some pretty slimy people who deserve a trip to the wilds.
I love that the Others are truly something to be feared and respected. Elementals are still my favorite type! Fire truly portrayed it well, he can be helpful and protect but is also dangerous and not to be trifled with. At the same time, it can be very entertaining and humorous when the humans and certain terra indigene interact.
I really enjoyed Lake Silence and look forward to the next book. While I suppose this could stand on its own, I highly suggest starting with the first book.