Rebecca Bryn's The Silence of the Stones opens with Alana, a city girlwho has given up her job to concentrate on painting. Told she hasinherited a cottage in West Wales, she packs her worldly goods in herancient Mini and sets out; this is her chance to start a new life awayfrom her traumatic past and manipulative mother. New neighbours closeranks against her in a disturbing conspiracy of silence, enigmatic signs appear on her front door, and the villagers begin to suffer a series of mysterious accidents. Was Aunt Sian, the sister her mother never spokeof, connected with a crime committed thirty-five years ago? Is Alanabeing blamed and in danger? Trapped by her aunt's debts, she has nochoice but to attempt to uncover the truth before it's too late.
The Silence of the Stones, Rebecca Bryn's debut novel, is an incrediblycomplicated mystery. I failed to guess the answer until the author chose to reveal it and yet, checking back, every single clue required to doso is there. Ms Bryn digs deep into Welsh legend and ancient rites andfor that, and the vivid picture of the off-the-tourist-trackPembrokeshire countryside, this novel would be worth reading, but it isso much more. I was fascinated by the cast of apparently unconnectedcharacters and took dozens of guesses at "where Maddie went on Fridays"and why an old lady ventured onto the clifftop to greet the icy dawn,all of them wrong. Read it and I guarantee that you won't bedisappointed; baffled, left breathless by sheer evil, horror struck,moved to tears, and misled, yes. - Readers' Favourite
About the Author
Rebecca Bryn lives on a small-holding in West Wales, near St Davids, Britain's smallest city, with her rescue husband, rescue dog and twenty very sheepish sheep. Her writing and painting is inspired by life experience and the stunning coastal and moorland scenery that surrounds her.