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Silence for the Dead - Simone St. James
Silence for the Dead
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In 1919, Kitty Weekes, pretty, resourceful, and on the run, falsifies her background to obtain a nursing position at Portis House, a remote hospital for soldiers left shell-shocked by the horrors of the Great War. Hiding the shame of their mental instability in what was once a magnificent private... show more
In 1919, Kitty Weekes, pretty, resourceful, and on the run, falsifies her background to obtain a nursing position at Portis House, a remote hospital for soldiers left shell-shocked by the horrors of the Great War. Hiding the shame of their mental instability in what was once a magnificent private estate, the patients suffer from nervous attacks and tormenting dreams. But something more is going on at Portis House—its plaster is crumbling, its plumbing makes eerie noises, and strange breaths of cold waft through the empty rooms. It’s known that the former occupants left abruptly, but where did they go? And why do the patients all seem to share the same nightmare, one so horrific that they dare not speak of it?

Kitty finds a dangerous ally in Jack Yates, an inmate who may be a war hero, a madman… or maybe both. But even as Kitty and Jack create a secret, intimate alliance to uncover the truth, disturbing revelations suggest the presence of powerful spectral forces. And when a medical catastrophe leaves them even more isolated, they must battle the menace on their own, caught in the heart of a mystery that could destroy them both.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780451419484 (0451419480)
ASIN: 451419480
Publisher: NAL
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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Portable Magic
Portable Magic rated it
3.0 Silence for the Dead ★★★☆☆
This could have been an excellent little ghost story. The buildup of tension and mystery was very well done and the characters were intriguing, but I was disappointed in the final third of the story. Perhaps I should have expected the romance, but it felt forced and implausible, and it was incredibl...
Hooked on Books
Hooked on Books rated it
5.0 Haunting of Portis House...
Silence for the Dead is about a girl named Kitty Weeks, while on the run from her father, ends up working at a remote hospital for soldiers shell shocked by the Great War; Portis House. Something is not only exasperating the soldiers nightmares but the patients and nurses are encountering eerie nois...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
4.0 Silence for the Dead
I've now read 4 of the 5 books St. James has written and this one is by far the biggest departure from the previous three. Silence for the Dead comes much closer to horror than the creepy and mildly hair-raising ghost stories of the others, with a dark, gloomy, desolate setting and mouldering atmos...
Danielle's Reading Adventures
Danielle's Reading Adventures rated it
3.5 Haunted by the Past
After reading Ms. St. James first book, The Haunting of Maddy Clare, I made a note to keep reading her books. I was that impressed. I am quite fond of the early 20th Century period in a fictional setting, and this seems to be a particular area of interest for her as well. With this book, she focused...
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08/27/2013 Recvd via Edelweiss - Expected publication: April 1st 2014 by NAL Trade
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