The Silence in Her Eyes, a review by Shelley

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Armando Lucas Correa

Simon & Schuster Canada | Atria Books
Publication Date: January 16th, 2024
272 Pages
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I love Armando Lucas Correa’s writing his historical fiction has always been a favourite of mine so when this popped up on NetGalley of course I had to read it right away. This was a very slow burn of a story and while that can work in historical fiction it didn’t translate positively in the thriller genre.

I found it very interesting that our main character, Leah, has kinetopsia (she cannot see movement) and being deaf I related to her that way. I loved the short chapters, which helped with the slow-moving plot. The ending was definitely a surprise and saved the book for me. I also loved how strong and smart Leah is despite or maybe because of her affliction. But these positives weren’t enough for me to bump this up to four stars.

On a more personal note, I loved that Leah calls herself the blind girl who reads. Even though I can’t hear I love going to musicals. I read up on what it is about and I learn the lyrics of the songs. I love feeling the music through my body and seeing the lights, sets and costumes. If my seat is close enough I can even read the lips of the actors.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the Advance Readers Copy.

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