I had not previously read any of Rosamund Lupton's books but after reading The Quality of Silence I think I should.
Just after Ruby and her mother land in Alaska they get terrible news. Her father, whom they came to visit, has been killed in a tragic fire. Her mother doesn't believe it and sets out, together with Ruby, to find him. In Alaska, in the middle of the winter.
Ruby made a very interesting main character, she is a very smart little girl who happens to be deaf. Since the POV is switching between Ruby and her mother, this makes for some interesting dynamics as her mother tries to shield Ruby from what is going on. The ending of the story I thought was a bit predictable, but the lovely descriptions of Alaska made up for that. I was reading the book when it was +/- 15 C outside, and still got cold.
Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!