I received this book for free from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Tragic Silence by E.C. Hibbs
Published by Darkest Night Publishing on November 19th 2013
Genres: Horror, Thriller
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
When tragedy strikes Bianka Farkas one night in her native Hungary, she loses more than a friend and her mobility. Some things are harder to understand. Waking up in a hospital, Bee struggles to remember exactly what happened the night she was attacked and witnessed a brutal murder. Memories of a mysterious figure plague her as well as bizarre and terrifying changes in her over the next few years. Facing this new horrifying reality with a surprising ally, Bee finally has the chance to take her revenge but at what cost?
This start out and the ratchets up so much that you almost have to come down for the second half. The plot does take a bit of a slower rate but not in a bad way. As she is finding information out, so does the reader. But I really enjoyed how the information was given for this and how Bianka handled things. I mean this girl is strong!
And speaking of characters, I have to admit I started getting worried about some of them! Maybe I’m just paranoid but when you have a murderer on the loose and people are overly friendly, is it just me or is that a total red flag? I just don’t like that! Take two steps back Mr! But, even saying that when Bianka is at her lowest of the low that is when she is rescued and it was either that or get into a LOT of trouble!
This is kind of interesting because there is a bit of back and forth in this. Some memories and then some dreams and then real time. I normally dislike too much of that but E. C. Hibbs handled it very gracefully and made it completely understandable.
And seriously, I devoured this book! I read it during a read a thon where I was cringing at reading 400 pages but that didn’t feel like anything. With everything that is going on in this one it really needs those 400 pages for everything to be presented and for everything to come out prior to the end. Fabulous read with some serious bits of horror. Not bloody but psychological which can sometimes be worse! But soooo awesome for horror lovers like myself!
Living so near the coast, she loves anything to do with the sea. She studied Animal Behaviour at university and longs to work with marine mammals in the future. As well as nature and animals, she also has a soft spot for history, and loves paying visits to castles, cathedrals and museums.
There are many things she could be without, but writing isn’t one of them. She carries a pen everywhere, in case an idea appears, and takes pride in still seeing the world as brimming with magic. Besides writing, she reads obsessively, her favourite genres being the classics and all kinds of fantasy. She also enjoys Disney and horror films, practising Shotokan karate, drawing, archery, and playing with her very cheeky kitten.