The Silent Land: A Novel by Graham Joyce

By Graham Joyce

Award-winning novelist and cult favourite Graham Joyce transports readers to a mysterious international of isolation and worry with a hypnotically darkish tale a few younger couple trapped through an avalanche within the distant French Pyrenees. . . a bold and strong novel approximately love, loss, and rebirth.

In the French Pyrenees, a tender married couple is buried less than a flash avalanche whereas snowboarding. Miraculously, Jake and Zoe dig their approach out from less than the snow—only to find the area they knew has been overtaken via an eerie and absolute silence. Their lodge is with out one other residing soul. cellphones and land traces are bring to a halt. An evacuation as unexpected and thorough as this leaves Jake and Zoe to stand a terrifying state of affairs by myself. they're trapped via the typhoon, thoroughly remoted, with one other catastrophic avalanche threatening to bury them alive . . . back. and because the couple start to witness unset­tling occasions neither you could forget about, they're pressured to con­front a daunting fact concerning the silent land they now inhabit.

Award-winning writer Graham Joyce has written a mysteri­ous masterpiece, a journey de strength that would thrill fanatics of Peter Straub and the hit tv exhibit Lost.

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Oh. ” McGregor grimaced, then joined her on the sofa, taking her hands in his own. ” “After fourteen months? ” He chuckled. “Okay. Move in with me, please. ” She licked her lips, disappointed. ” “For now. ” She pulled her hands free. ” She eyed him grimly. “All year long I thought you were waiting until the new office was set up. Then I thought you were waiting to see if Ray would come back to SPIN, which obviously isn’t going to happen. Now what? Are you some kind of freakish confirmed bachelor in disguise?

The brunette slunk backward until she was flush against the counsel table. ” “This is your lucky day. Thanks to Ms. ” Suzannah shook her head frantically. “I never consented to that. My custody? I don’t even know what that means. I mean, I know what it means generally, but in this context—” “It means you’re vouching for him,” the judge explained. “And I don’t need your consent. This is still my courtroom, is it not? Which means I’m in charge. And from now on you’re going to listen, not talk, while I walk you through this, step by baby step.

Right. ” She winced when he said, “’Bye” and hung up without giving her a chance to say anything further. She was actually tempted to call him back and make him promise to contact her at least daily. Then a video popped up on her monitor, distracting her completely. It was a recent film of Suzannah Ryder handling—or rather, attempting to politely terminate—a news conference on her recent appellate court success. Even with the graininess of the footage, the attorney’s smile was amazing, just as Justin had described—confident yet vulnerable.

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