Review: The Silence in Her Eyes by Armando Lucas Correa

Internationally bestselling author Armando Lucas Correa (The German Girl) takes a bold new direction with his latest offering The Silence in Her Eyes, a psychological thriller about a woman with motion blindness who just wants to keep her newfound friend safe. Leah has suffered from motion blindness since she was eight years old. She can see, but she cannot see movement, with the world appearing to her like a series of still pictures. After her mother passes away, Leah's life is one where she is dependent on the kindness of others. And things are getting a bit tricky, now that she suspects that someone might be breaking in to her apartment and she can hear a new neighbour calling for help. Alice, it seems, is going through a difficult divorce. Leah only wants to keep her neighbour safe ...

I was very much drawn to this one for its premise. I've heard of motion blindness previously, a rare condition, and it is obvious that the author has done his research and I found his descriptions incredibly interesting--just as I found Leah to be an interesting character. From the start, I wasn't quite sure that I liked or completely trusted the character and I was intrigued to watch the situation play out. In spite of this, the ending was still a surprise, and I found myself reading it back a couple of times to get the full impact.  

A deliciously twisty tale with a memorable lead, perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train.

Recommended.

Thank you to Simon and Schuster Australia for my ARC of The Silence in Her Eyes.



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