This Splintered Silence by Kayla Olson | review

Title: This Splintered Silence

Author: Kayla Olson

Publisher: Harper Teen

Published: 13th November 2018

ISBN: 9780062484901

Series: Standalone

Pages: 357

Edition: Hardback (Book Box Club)

My Rating: ★★★★☆

Disclaimer: I bought this book with myself, all opinions are my own.

Lindley Hamilton has been the leader of the space station Lusca since every first-generation crew member on board, including her mother, the commander, were killed by a deadly virus.

Lindley always assumed she’d captain the Lusca one day, but she never thought that day would come so soon. And she never thought it would be like this—struggling to survive every day, learning how to keep the Lusca running, figuring out how to communicate with Earth, making sure they don’t run out of food.

When a member of the surviving second generation dies from symptoms that look just like the deadly virus, though, Lindley feels her world shrinking even smaller. The disease was supposed to be over; the second generation was supposed to be immune. But as more people die, Lindley must face the terrifying reality that either the virus has mutated or something worse is happening: one of their own is a killer.

After reading Kayla Olson’s first book, The Sandcastle Empire, last year which I really enjoyed, I’ve been looking forwards to this one ever since! It’s a murder mystery set in space! All the adults who came from Earth suddenly died from some sort of deadly virus and the children who were born on the Lusca (the name of their ship) are immune to said virus.

Then suddenly one of their own dies from what looks to be a mutated version of the virus until further investigation has gone into it to only find out that someone on the ship is a murderer.

I really enjoyed reading this one, I found that it was gripping and just had you hooked into finding out who the murderer was, it got narrowed down to 6 people and it really does keep you guessing! I made a guess of who I thought that the killer was and got it wrong so it’s nice that it wasn’t predicable.

I’m really enjoyed Kayla’s books and they’re both so different from each other so I can’t wait to see what she brings out next!

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