Lake Silence by Anne Bishop

Posted May 13, 2018 | 31 Comments

Lake Silence by Anne BishopLake Silence
Author: Anne Bishop
Series: The Others #6
Published by: Ace
Publication Date: March 6, 2018
Format: eARC
Pages: 414
Source: Publisher

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.


31 responses to “Lake Silence by Anne Bishop

  1. This is definitely a series and spin off I will be hitting soon. I’ve heard such great things about the way she writes the dangerous side of her Others.

  2. I loved Fire in this as well and I truly hope he shows up again! I was so worried I wouldn’t like this as much as the original series but I so did. Can’t wait for more.

    • Christy

      It was cool that it was a male Elemental this time. I think we had only seen female before this.

  3. I STILL need to read The Others series but I’ve been hearing people really love Lake Silence, so that’s awesome. I’m glad you’re enjoying the new characters.


    • Christy

      Yeah, the author does have a similar formula with characters and such when she writes, because I remember it being similar in her other series I read many years ago.

    • Christy

      The next one will take place somewhere else with different characters, I think. But yeah, loved the previous books more.

  4. Oh, I didn’t even realize this was that series because the cover is so different lol. That does sound really cool though how the Others are kind of scary, not too human, I guess? And that’s great that this was still good even though it switched to different characters!

  5. I’m reading Murder of Crows right now. I do adore this world Bishop created as well as the characters so it made me nervous that this installment didn’t have Meg and Simon and crew…but if you like it, I’ll trust you and read it…when I get there. 😉 LOL

  6. I’ve heard people say you can start with this book even if you haven’t read the previous Others stuff. Do you agree? I kinda wanna try this world without going ALL the way back, at least initially… oh and then I read the rest of the review, and I see you addressed that lol. I really should read the whole review before I start typing… 🙂

  7. I just got the first book in the series on audible and I’m really looking forward to starting it. I love that even several books in this series seems to be holding strong!

  8. gahhh I’ve been meaning to read these for a while, but I am currently on Iron Druid Chronical so hoping to pick up the audiobooks for this series after

  9. I am so glad to see that you enjoyed this one so much darling. Anne Bishop has been on my list for years, ever since I started blogging. What book would you recommend I try out first?

    • Christy

      I would start with Written in Red, the first book in this series. I read the first two books in her Black Jewels series many years ago and find The Others to be WAY better.

  10. Adding this to my TBR! I’m always hesitant to start a series with so many books, but it also means I don’t have to wait as long for the next one. If you’re still enjoying this after 5 other books, it means the author is doing something right. Especially when they changed who the books were about!

    L @ Do You Dog-ear?

  11. I can’t believe I still haven’t read book one! Seeing I’ve been collecting the series on my Kindle. I planned to binge read the series but it seems as though she’s continuously releasing new instalments so I need to crack these open. I love that even after so many books, she can still lure readers in with new and exciting characters, it’s truly the mark of a wonderful author. I can’t wait to try the series out for myself and hopefully enjoy it as much as you have. Brilliant review Christy, really enjoyed it ♥♥♥

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