Grumpy Book Grrrl

a writer and reader

night and silence

OMG!!! I loved it! Best book in the series since The Winter Long. To be honest I wasn’t sure what to think going into this. The blurb didn’t excite me. Gillian being kidnapped again and Tybalt taking off didn’t sound appealing. The plot tied things together and brought issues to light in such a good way despite the sadness of it all. This book is a game changer. Things will be really different from here on out.

Toby deeply loves her daughter. That has never been in doubt. I haven’t always agreed with the way she handled her relationship or lack thereof with Gillian. But I always understood why she made the choices she did; she thought she was doing the best she could to keep her daughter safe. Obviously Toby would have done things differently if she had known how things would work out. In hindsight she clearly should have realized anyone close to her, human or not, will always be a target. I am very curious to see where things go now that certain things have been brought to light.

It really bothers me that Gillian and Cliff always viewed Toby’s disappearance as her abandoning them. Why would they have assumed she left rather than being taken? Toby usually acquiesced to Cliff on this. She couldn’t tell him the truth but could have expressed that she was held captive and didn’t go willingly. Toby finally did address the issue briefly with Cliff and I was thrilled! It was long overdue.

Anyway onto bigger and better things. Halfway through there was a huge revelation. HUGE. My mind was blown. I never ever had a clue. It was a holy shit moment. It made perfect sense but it was hard to wrap my head around at first. It was twisted and has made and will continue to make things complicated. I’d love to say more but don’t want to give anything away.

The Luideag was around a fair amount. She made plenty of cryptic comments that left me wondering exactly WTF they mean. Every time Toby learns something important it seems to unravel more things that need to be solved. This did not end the way I thought it would but in a good way. The best way to describe the ending is tragically happy.

I received this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.


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