Seven months after the events at the lake, the Nelson family has returned to their lives in Chicago, Illinois. The horrific attack against their family and the death of Sally and Michael Thompson has taken its toll on every surviving person. Jeff has become a recluse, turning to the bottle to forget his pain. He spends his days drinking and staring across the street at theSeven months after the events at the lake, the Nelson family has returned to their lives in Chicago, Illinois. The horrific attack against their family and the death of Sally and Michael Thompson has taken its toll on every surviving person. Jeff has become a recluse, turning to the bottle to forget his pain. He spends his days drinking and staring across the street at the family he feels is responsible for his suffering and loss. Daniel spends his time training, working hard to build himself into a weapon so that he will never be a victim again. James struggles with the guilt of not protecting his daughter’s innocence and for not being the person to exact revenge. Ruth silently watches on as her family slowly drifts in different directions, powerless to do anything to stop it for fear of driving everyone further apart. At the centre is Jamal, seeing the Nelson family and Jeff struggling and scared for where Daniel is headed he decides to stay. As things begin to escalate within the home, and the family starts to communicate their feelings, they are forced to again struggle for their survival as Jamal's past finally catches up with him....
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"Quietus (The Singing Sand Story)" by David Chattaway is an excellent and powerful sequel to what was an amazing debut novel already.Catching up with the cast of Singing Sands several months after the big finale of book one, Chattaway shows with great empathy and psychological insight the wounds and damage that have been caused. This emotional aftermath builds well on the great care the author took in Singing Sands to give his characters a lot of substance, background and depth.On this level the story is a solid character / psychological study of a family that survived a dreadful event and how its members cope or not cope. The second half of the novel however then catches up with the action-drama part of its predecessor and brings clear and present danger and surprises from the characters' past into this well paced story.This is a very enjoyable, captivating and gripping read, and a page turner with some unexpected twists and turns. You do not need to read the first book to follow the plot or the characters, although reading this book will probably give away some of the plot of book one. I found this quite addictive to read.Quite a captivating and dramatic story with substance.
Quietus is a fantastic part 2 to an incredible debut novel by David Chattaway. It follows on a few months after the ending of Singing Sand. The evolution of each character and the exploration of their emotional turmoil in the aftermath of the events of Singing Sand, provides for a gripping and suspenseful read.The writing style and the twists and turns within the story meant that I could not put it down. Each book from this author just keeps getting better and I highly recommend both Singing Sand and Quietus to any reader.I cannot wait to see what he releases next.
Amazing read and a great follow up from singing sand. This author's writing is improving with every book and cannot wait to read more. Would recommend reading Singing Sand first if you haven't read it as of yet just so you can get established with the back story.The character development is fantastic and the ending was a great surprise to me (hopefully haven't given anything away!)11/10
Quietus is the part 2 to the novella Singing Sand, and I think I like this one better then the first. The writing is the same in both of the novels, all the same characters are used, but the plot line to this was better. Delicious twists and turns make this novella a real page turner.The novel takes place a few months after the first novella Singing Sand, after the horrifying trip to the lake where unspeakable horror happened to the Nelson family, now we see unspeakable horror come to face Jamal their godson. After his parents were killed and before he met his current family Jamal had his first encounter with Pete Abercrombie. Though it will not be the last. He killed then when the two first met, but will he kill again, with the beautiful girl he's brought along, and the strong silent man who seems to know Jamal personally. Yet, Jamal doesn't know him, can the Nelson family survive another night of horrors.Just like the first novella there is so much action packed goodness in this story, that a chapter can wear you out, and yet you keep on going against your will. I mentioned before that I liked this one better, it felt more complete to me. Obviously there can be and are random acts of violence in the world, but it's more believable when it's a vendetta or in this case unfinished business. So for me this one was just a bit more believable then the other. The ending wasn't as satisfying, but a still a good ending.Either novella can be read as a stand alone book.
I started this book with high hopes after being left hanging on the edge of my seat at the end of it's prequel 'Singing Sand' and I must say I was NOT disappointed! 'Quietus' manages to tie many strings together which we're left undone in Singing Sand while offering much more than the usual sequel. A complete story in it's own right - the 'Singing Sand' and 'Quietus' series is in a league of its own in that the books are enough on their own and an absolute thrill-ride when read as a complete volume. I will forever be wondering what was whispered into Jamal's ear! Brilliant!
As with his first novella, "Singing Sand," David Chattaway delivers another action-packed thriller. Very promising new author. Can't wait to read more from him in the future!