Before I talk about how much I liked the book in general, I must say that I liked the narrative’s focus. I have never read a fictional story written so entirely immersed in the deaf community. This is the second book in a series, but that particular point did not bother me much.
Our lead protagonist works as a freelance interpreter; since she was the only hearing person in her family, she is comfortable in the role. There are two parts to the story, one is a missing teenager, and another is a dead Head of a deaf school. We have cliques, secrets – both in the lives of the people at the school as well as in Paige’s. The writing is smooth, and the reading was effortless, but that was about it. The story itself was a little predictable. The author directs our attention in such a manner that I guessed a lot of the reveal, which meant that there was little for me towards the end. I even got the smaller arcs right, and since this is not something I do on purpose, I was a little disappointed. If a reader is not the guessing type or reads fewer stories of this ilk, this will be a much better experience. The characters are interesting and have many facets, and their lives are pretty full of conflicting situations. I am not a fan of even tentative love triangles; the presence of one did bother me. Overall, if given a chance, I would pick up the next book just to revisit a series with a unique focus.
I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers, but the review is entirely based on my own reading experience.