Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan

Daughter of Deep Silence - Carrie Ryan

I’m the daughter of murdered parents.

I’m the friend of a dead girl.

I’m the lover of my enemy.

And I will have my revenge.


In the wake of the devastating destruction of the luxury yacht Persephone, just three souls remain to tell its story—and two of them are lying. Only Frances Mace knows the terrifying truth, and she’ll stop at nothing to avenge the murders of everyone she held dear. Even if it means taking down the boy she loves and possibly losing herself in the process.


Sharp and incisive, Daughter of Deep Silence by bestselling author Carrie Ryan is a deliciously smart revenge thriller that examines perceptions of identity, love, and the lengths to which one girl is willing to go when she thinks she has nothing to lose.


If the last 15% would’ve never happened, I probably would’ve given this book like three stars.


I’m not sure what’s wrong with the characters, I liked Frances—it really showed how she’d changed and that she wasn’t really “innocent” anymore, but then there were some things that really put me off.


Also, sometimes, it showed that becoming Libby seemed way too convenient for Frances. I wasn’t sure how I wanted things to turn out, but I do know that I would’ve loved for Cecil for at least to actually be there. He was the one who came up with the actual idea of Frances becoming Libby in the first place! I was kind of upset when they show a couple of chapters later that Cecil wasn’t alive. I guess the purpose of his death was to fuel Frances’ need for revenge?


Like: Frances is always mentioning how “polished” she is as Libby and she explains how she’s planned everything so precisely over four years, but then she’ll do something like let her emotions get in the way. And, I thought that a lot of things could’ve gone a little faster and better had Frances had tried to plan more and actually communicate with some people.

“If anything, revenge is the absence of emotion. It’s pure, calculated thought stripped bare of entangling emotions. It’s cold, deliberate action.”  

Okay, well, WHY ARE YOU LETTING YOUR FEELINGS GET IN THE WAY OF THIS “cold, deliberate action”?!

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And, no offense, but the whole “big reveal” of the attack on the Persephone made NO SENSE once it was revealed. It had practically nothing to do with anything. Well, except for the fact that

the people that attacked the Persephone just assumed it was okay to kill a cruiser of three hundred and more people instead of just killing the fourteen people and then buying out the Senator. Like, did the organization think that they should kill the people supporting this campaign on a ship? Why not later? Why not before? The deal would have collapsed nonetheless . . . So pointless. It wasn’t even personal. I didn’t get it.

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The only character I actually liked and had absolutely no problems with was Shepherd. But, of course, as our main protagonist, Frances—aka Libby—was pretty filled up with her own good moments, too. I thought Grey was okay, but I wasn’t the biggest fan of him. I didn’t really care about Grey’s feelings. I know that sounds insensitive! But, I didn’t get him!

“I am nothing except this: a girl reborn of the deep ocean silence, meant for nothing but vengeance.”   

Overall, Daughter of Deep Silence is an interesting read. I think the theme is how you perceive the story as a whole. For me, the real turning point on the story was when the last 15% happened. But besides that, at a certain point of the story, I thought it dragged out. I liked Frances as a character, and I did like some side characters. But the overall reveal and the some other characters, not so much.


Hope you have a great day guys! Thanks for reading my review and until the next one! :D