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REVIEWS FOR THE SILENCE OF THE STONES - Rebecca Bryn

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Mrs. Pamela Fowler "pjay" reviewed THE SILENCE OF THE STONES: Will the secrets in the stones destroy a young woman's world?

Found a great new author 1 July 2015

Kept me guessing right to the end. Bought Rebecca's second book straight away, haven't finished it yet but am finding it hard to put down. Can't wait for her next one.

5 stars attention-grabbing book!, June 2, 2015

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This review is from: THE SILENCE OF THE STONES: Will the secrets in the stones destroy a young woman's world? (Kindle Edition)

This is a fascinating read. Alana is a struggling artist who is left property in West Wales by an aunt she never knew existed. When she decides to move there, she finds that not everyone is very welcoming. There's a dark current of tragedy running through the village as a result of two children that disappeared from the area 30 years ago. This book has a mix of everything: murder, mystery, suspense, psychological, and more. It's an intense read that will keep you glued to the story. Alana quickly finds out that not everything is as it appears, and as a reader, we are treated to lots of twists that will keep you guessing until the end.

Fil 5* Bonzer book 12 May 2015

I don't normally like novels but this is an excellent book. I just couldn't put it down until I'd got to the end. The mystery threading through it is full of twists and turns that had me guessing almost to the end of the book. The characters are not always totally admirable, but are all the more believeable for that. The informative exposition of runes and their meanings is masterful (or mistressful in this case!). It adds an interesting richness to the story. Overall a bonzer book - I wholeheartedly recommend it

Baz 5* BRILLIANT! sorry for shouting but it really is. 14 May 2015

From the first pages of this novel it was hard not to keep reading. Katherine/Alana is a force to be reckoned with. She will make something of her life. Though there are plenty of obstacles both emotional and physical to overcome before she can finally say, ''I made it!'

Page after page grips the reader making one wonder; how on earth will she get out of that one? What really did happen all those years ago? Will the heartbreak end? Will she find true love? I bought this kindle copy after reading the 'Look inside' feature pages. I simply had to know how it all ended.

This author has certainly a great future in store. The Silence of the Stones by Rebecca Bryn, is a page turner. You won't regret buying this novel. I'm off to purchase her next. 'Touching the Wire' I'm pretty sure it'll be another corker.

I heartily recommend this as a good escapist novel in which characters ... 7 May 2015

I heartily recommend this as a good escapist novel in which characters are a live and intriguing, and the plot is something that keeps you going. The plot is original and complex and elegantly turned.

Truly a work worthy of attention.

ByNicole Sorrellon May 2, 2015

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Author Rebecca Bryn has carefully woven a complex tale of love and revenge. Alana''s character is at once brave, courageous, insecure and vulnerable. Her story is heart wrenching as she stumbles through a web of lies so complex the truth seems unattainable. And the lies she has constructed? They protect her, but in doing so prevent her from moving forward with her life.

I was captured and completely captivated by the symbolism. The stones represent many things: impermeable secrets; stoic perseverance; rune tiles reflecting ancient dogmas extant in current beliefs; creative expression through art; grave markers of loved ones; and silent watchers through the ages.

The plot's twists were unpredictable. The developing and changing relationships of the characters were true to life, dragging the reader into their lives.

Truly a work worthy of attention. I can't recommend it highly enough.

Rita - The first book I read by Rebecca Bryn was Touching the Wire, which is one of the best books I have read. The Silence of the Stones is equally well written, without the intensity - a very enjoyable read. The main character, Alana, is so real and believable that she quickly pulls you into her life, which jumps between Alana's complicated but grounded life and the mysteries and powers of the runes. Rebecca's descriptions make you feel that you are there with Alana in the Welsh countryside, helping her to work out the meaning of the stones. This book has it all - mystery, romance, a touch of the supernatural and an understanding of a damaged mind

New! Michael Kroft reviewed THE SILENCE OF THE STONES: Will the secrets in the stones destroy a young woman's world?

A wonderful read from a wonderful Author! April 17, 2015

Sometimes when a death occurs, skeletons force themselves out of the closet to help mourn, and after, most refuse to go back in. This very well-written book about hidden family secrets involving crime and deceit will surprise, shock and even leave a tear in the eye. This is Mrs. Bryn's first book and the second I've read of hers, and I've become a fan. The small cast of characters in the novel makes it easy to follow while giving just enough information to pull and keep me in. Throughout the book, I was constantly making guesses regarding the circumstances of the crime/s, and just when I thought I understood what had happened, I was surprised to learn I didn't. I can't wait for Rebecca Bryn's third novel, Where Hope dares.

A Sizzling review of THE SILENCE OF THE STONES by Rebecca Bryn

The Silence Of The Stones., 31 Mar. 2015

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Diana J Febry

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After reading Touching the Wire earlier this year, my expectations were high when I started to read this book. Often a dangerous thing, but my high expectations were met.

Bryn carefully builds up her characters, a sense of intrigue and atmosphere until the story explodes in a thrilling conclusion. A cliche, I know, but I did stay up late to finish reading this last night.

The basic plot is simple, to move forwards in her life Alana has to go against her parents' wishes to discover the secrets of her past. She discovers there is someone else who is prepared to kill to keep those secrets hidden. Through her choice of secret, characters and the wonderful setting Bryn turns this quest into something extraordinary.

There are two particular reasons why I have enjoyed both of Bryn's books so much.

1. Bryn's main characters are flawed in such a way that initially I don't particularly like them. By the end of the book I have some understanding of the way their minds work and why they've made particular decisions, leading me to question whether I've become too quick to judge.

2. Bryn chooses such interesting and thought provoking catalysts for her stories. In this book, the shocking ignorance and attitudes towards sudden infant death (cot death) only a few decades ago leading to grieving mothers being accused of murder.

Great read.

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Review of THE SILENCE OF THE STONES by Rebecca Bryn. 30.3.15 Robert K Swisher jr.

The crime is hidden deep in the past..many secrets..many deceits.. more heart breaking than an old lover...a thriller that is painted more than written from page to page...look into the minds of people on the brink, overshadowed by their tragedies who still trudge forward with a resilience that is both heart warming and heart breaking. Good read. The descriptions make me want to visit Wales. The story is divine, imaginative.well conveived...a true mystery without a lot of glitz. The ending is supurb - fooled me.

5 stars An intriguing story that challenges your perception. A must read! 8 February 2015

Loved this book. I was immediately sucked into the story by the honest characters and situation, but then had all my perception of characters turned around and just when I thought I "had it" and knew where the plot was going, it twisted away again making me rethink others deeds due to circumstances. This kept me turning the pages until before I knew it the book was finished. I hope this is just the start of Rebecca's writing career and many more books will follow.

5.0 out of 5 stars A Brilliant Debut from the author of Touching the Wire, January 15, 2015

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Sarah Stuart 5 stars

This review is from: THE SILENCE OF THE STONES: Will the secrets in the stones destroy a young woman's world? (Kindle Edition)

Katherine almost breaks your heart. Adult and rebellious, Alana (Katherine) shatters the reader's heart along with her own. Rebecca Bryn has drawn together so many characters it's almost impossible to decide with whom you empathise most: almost, because it always comes back to Alana, who inherits a cottage from an aunt she never knew existed.

The villains are easier to spot, or are they? Even the adorable Maddy mysteriously disappears on Fridays. The village where the cottage is located, set in brilliantly-drawn Pembrokeshire, shuts out â€Å“incomers", but where are the children? Is it the new resident the villagers close ranks against, or are they afraid of the secrets she might uncover? Why does an elderly lady like Rhiannon brave the bitter winter wind at dawn?

The end is impossible to guess and yet, on rereading, all the clues are there. A beautifully written book that will draw people back to this author time and again.

A clever tale of mystery and intrigue set in a beautiful location. Highly recommended!, 13 Jan. 2015

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A clever, intriguing plot set in a beautiful location. I was gripped from the first page. When Alana finds she has inherited a cottage, it sets off a chain of events that sees her pursue the truth about her identity and an unsolved crime of missing children. The plot is thoroughly engaging and well-researched, leading the reader through many smart twists and turns until the very last page. I would highly recommend this book.

5 stars Deborah Mitton

A disturbing tale of lies piled on top of lies, of unsolved murders and untapped talents. Without telling any spoilers, it is difficult for the reader to believe that the main character Alana reached adulthood without losing her mind. The feeling of impending doom hangs over her head from the first chapter and the reader prays that everything will work out for her until the very end.

The author makes her characters jump off the page and to her credit they are very believable and so tragic. Rebecca Bryn must be a talented artist herself by her descriptions of the art pieces and paintings in the book.

The novel's descriptive scenes also indicate to me that she has an artistic eye for detail.

There were so many twists & turns that you didn't see the ending coming until the last few pages.

Well Done!!

I really enjoyed Rebecca's style of writing and I plan to read her next book soon.

5 stars Lena Jo McCoy.

Wow. That's all I can say. Wow. Lately I've not wasted my time or money on the big name authors because I don't feel they deliver a good read for the huge amount of money I spend. So, I've been searching out new talent. Was I EVER happy to find The Silence of the Stones! To say this is a mystery that keeps you guessing is an understatement. A page-turner, I was gripped by the strength and reality of the main character and her supporting staff! Well crafted, this book, using an artist's eye, took me to a place I'd never been before. It allowed me to see the countryside and enjoy the language. If you love a great mystery/love story, this is a must read. You'll keep guessing until the end and you will love that this author leaves you satisfied yet wanting more!

5.0 out of 5 stars I'm off to read everything this author has written!, December 21, 2014

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I love a book set in distant places. I don't often get to travel, unless it's lost in the pages of a good book, and this was definitely that. Once i began reading, i wasn't able to put it down. I love a mystery with a kiss of romance, and can't help but be drawn to them.

This book was the same.

The characters pulled me in, and despite seeing the plot unfold before me, I was still compelled to finish the story out of love for the tale. It was beautifully written, craftily woven, and a great book to read when you long to be entertained.

Rebecca Bryn has given us a great read, and you should pick it up!

You won't be disappointed!

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5.0 out of 5 stars and some not quite so easy to put a finger on, 9 Nov 2014

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I couldn't put the book down and I have no idea why this writer hasn't been snapped up by an agent. It's a gripping read with believable characters - some likeable, some not, and some not quite so easy to put a finger on. I LOVED the slow unravelling of the mystery at the core of this novel, not to mention the fabulous insight into the ancient runes. Set mostly, in what I can only imagine as a rugged, untamed part of the world which drew me even deeper in. Some beautiful language, but this is nothing compared to the twistier than a twisty thing plot which works to a spectacular feel-good climax. Well done, Rebecca Bryn, you certainly nailed it.


4.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended, 13 Nov 2014

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Highly recommended, The Silence of the Stones is an intriguing read. The Author has clearly researched her subject well and gives a fascinating insight into the practices of the ancient celts. Her characters are well written and interact naturally with each other creating a plausible and engaging plot line. I must admit to having worked out where the story was going long before the end but this did not in any way detract from my enjoyment of the book. All in all I would thoroughly recommend this book as a very entertaining read.


5.0 out of 5 stars A very impressive debut, 15 Aug 2014

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Good writing, a vividly evocative setting, deftly drawn characters, an intriguing glimpse into the little-known lore of runes, psychological depth, mystery, suspense, twists, and an undertow of heartbreaking tragedy. What more could you ask? I was hooked from start to finish.



5.0 out of 5 stars Rattling Good Yarn, 17 Nov 2014

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I loved this book. Knowing the area of Pembrokeshire, the writing was very evocative and atmospheric. The plot rattled along with unexpected twists and turns, the characters were well rounded and likeable and I even felt I'd learnt something new, particularly about runes.



5.0 out of 5 stars A very exciting story set in a beautiful location. I'm usually one step ahead of a ..., 11 Aug 2014

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A very exciting story set in a beautiful location. I'm usually one step ahead of a plot, but not this time. So many twists and turns, couldn't put it down until I'd finished it! Highly recommended read.

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5.0 out of 5 stars I thoroughly enjoyed this author and look forward to reading future novels ..., November 4, 2014

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Right from the start the characters in this book drew me in, so I raced through this book, finding it difficult to put down. Set in an atmospheric landscape, this added to the mystery and suspense, and the characters and storyline made the story come to life. I thoroughly enjoyed this author and look forward to reading future novels by her.


5.0 out of 5 stars 5 Stars!, September 1, 2014

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Every time I put this book down, I looked forward to reading more. Set in beautiful Pembrokeshire, Wales... it's full of mystery and suspense that keeps you guessing until the end, the pages rich with description and with characters that leap out of them. I loved it!


4.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended, November 13, 2014

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Highly recommended, The Silence of the Stones is an intriguing read. The Author has clearly researched her subject well and gives a fascinating insight into the practices of the ancient celts. Her characters are well written and ineract naturally with each other creating a plausible and engaging plot line. I must admit to having worked out where the story was going long before the end but this did not in any way detract from my enjoyment of the book. All in all I would thoroughly recommend this book as a very entertaining read.



The latest 5* review of the Silence of the Stones A beautifully choreographed tale of deceit, murder and redemption., 14 July 2015 By IAN D. MOORE This review is from: THE SILENCE OF THE STONES: Will the secrets in the stones destroy a young woman's world? (Kindle Edition) This is a story of the past. It is a story of ghosts from thirty years gone that numerous people have gone to great lengths to ensure never comes to the surface once more. It begins with the painting of a picture, the picture of a girl, Alana, who has struggled through her own childhood, the bitterness towards the end of her parents marriage and the injustice and degradation of being raped. The portrayal of Alana in fantastic and I, as the reader warmed to her immediately, to the point of genuine sorrow at the torment she feels towards her young daughter Saffy, the child born of that terrible incident at the hands of the despicable Mike, Tony's brother. The tale depicted upon the inheritance of The Haggard, an old, crumbling cottage deep in the Pembrokeshire countryside left to Alana by a long forgotten aunt, creates remarkable scenes in the mind. Characters begin to be brought to life as the past comes back to haunt those still alive. An injustice born of personal selfishness, child abuse and self-preservation soon turns into a deadly game. I loved the descriptions of the local scenery combined with the closed ranks towards the 'outsider' that arrives in the form firstly of Alana, closely followed by the seemingly rag-tag acquaintances in the forms of Greg and Maddy, intricately woven into the final plot - which I am not going to into detail in here. This story had me engrossed from the first pages and only gets better as it goes on. If I had JUST one gripe, it would be that occasionally I felt that a chapter should have been used instead of a new paragraph, likewise, an Epilogue could have been placed in the final pages just to separate it from the main story and bring it to a smoother ending. That is however, the ONLY fault I can find an in no way affects my decision on the final star rating. This story has enough suspense, delicately subtle love scenes whereby implication is graciously allowed to flourish, and beautifully crafted lines that take you to the very Welsh countryside of the setting. It pulls you along deeper and deeper into not only the tangled web of plots and sub-plots but also into the myriad of personalities hidden deep within the tortured mind of Nerys - a character that will have you directing numerous thoughts, from revulsion to compassion, in the space of the pages. Rebecca Bryn has found another fan in this story, eager to read one of her other successful works, such is the quality of her style in writing. I have no qualms what-so-ever in recommending this title. A well-earned five stars. Get it at http://author.to/SilenceoftheStones


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