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In the French Pyrenees, a young married couple is buried under a flash avalanche while skiing. Miraculously, Jake and Zoe dig their way out from under the snow - only to discover the world they knew has been overtaken by an eerie and absolute silence. Their hotel is devoid of another living soul. Cell phones and land lines are cut off. An evacuation as sudden and thorough as this leaves Jake and Zoe to face a terrifying situation alone. They are trapped by the storm, completely isolated, with another catastrophic avalanche threatening to bury them alive… again. And as the couple begins to witness unsettling events neither can ignore, they are forced to confront a frightening truth about the silent land they now inhabit.< /p>
The Silent Land is a brilliantly conceived novel that puts a husband and wife in a strange and frightening reality where it would seem they are the last two people on Earth. Together they will face the ultimate test of their love for each other, and they will be forced to decide what their lives are worth - and what they will sacrifice to save each other. Joyce has written a mysterious masterpiece, a tour de force that will thrill fans of Peter Straub and the hit television show Lost.
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By Linda B on 04-03-11
A sad, sweet love fantasy
This is not at all science fiction, so those of you who do not like fantasy are warned.
It is, however, a sad and sweet fantasy about the enduring quality and great power of love. It is at times a bit like a twilight zone episide. The characters are quite well done and, though it is rather predictable, the plot moves along nicely and it is easy to grow attached to the characters and their plight. Overall, it is fairly entertaining and at times touching.
6 of 8 people found this review helpful
By Lou on 12-07-11
Keeps You Guessing
What did you love best about The Silent Land?
I love stories where the main characters are married or at least in love. This is such a story. As the story builds the mystery increases. You will form one conclusion only to have it wiped out a few pages later. By the end of the book I was pretty sure I had it figured out and almost did but the author still managed to surprise me with the way other elements fit in to the picture.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful