For eleven years, Oakley Farrell has been silent. At the age of five, she stopped talking,and no one seems to know why. Refusing to communicate beyond a few physical actions, Oakley remains in her own little world.
Bullied at school, she has just one friend, Cole Benson. Cole stands by her refusing to believe that she is not perfect the way she is. Over the years, they have developed their own version of a normal friendship. However, will it still work as they start to grow even closer?
When Oakley is forced to face someone from her past, can she hold her secret in any longer?

*Silence deals with a sensitive topic and is recommended for 16+

Silence - Natasha Preston Summary

Silence is the absence of ambient audible sound, the emission of sounds of such low intensity that they do not draw attention to themselves, or the state of having ceased to produce sounds; this latter sense can be extended to apply to the cessation or absence of any form of communication, whether through speech or other medium.Sometimes speakers fall silent when they hesitate in searching for a word, or interrupt themselves before correcting themselves. Discourse analysis shows that people use brief silences to mark the boundaries of prosodic units, in turn-taking, or as reactive tokens, e.g., as a sign of displeasure, disagreement, embarrassment, desire to think, confusion, and the like. Relatively prolonged intervals of silence can be used in rituals; in some religious disciplines, people maintain silence for protracted periods, or even for the rest of their lives, as an ascetic means of spiritual transformation...

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Silence - Natasha Preston Book Reviews (27,123)


Amazing!5 star

This book has got me so hooked! 55


Silence4 star

This was really good, I wish the Broken Silence was free like this one, that way I could finish the story, other then that it is a great book I couldn’t put it down, I hope Oakley and Cole get back together. 45


Wow!5 star

I kid you not I finished this book in 2 days. So happy I downloaded this book! Definitely a tear jerker! Now off to the second book I go! 💙 55



I’ve read this book maybe five times and I still feel every bit of emotion like I’m reading it again. Preston, you are a freakin genius and should think about making a movie bc is for sure watch it 55


Impressed5 star

It’s so interesting i never read books but i can’t stop reading this. I never knew that I liked reading. 55


Silence.4 star

A VERY good book!! I couldn’t put the book down until I finished it! Can’t wait to read the next two!! 45


This is. A gay booj5 star

It’s really gay 55

Romance Lover 17

Oakley and Cole best couple??!5 star

These two fell in love over the time of being childhood best friends. Their love story is adorable yet different and shows the reader that there are all types of love and just because someone is different than others, it doesn’t mean you should treat them any different or that they shouldn’t be loved. Cole shows this to Oakley when he repeatedly proves his love to her and tells her it’s okay that she doesn’t speak. This tragic experience that Oakley went through was enough to make Cole understand why she couldn’t talk and helps the readers have a bit more knowledge on how this type of experience may have on a person. This book was GREAT and this love quo was even better. COLE AND OAKLEY FORVER❤️❤️❤️ 55


Too much2 star

Took way too long for this girl to reveal her secret and I’m honestly sick of reading after this. I’ve read 200 pages and I hope the next 200 are VERY different, it’s the same stuff but a different situation. 25


Below average1 star

The whole story focused on the gushy cheesy romance between Cole and Oakley, used the mystery suspense to keep readers going. Ending was mediocre at best. Felt like reading a bad fanfiction. 15

Suvived at same age

Silence5 star

Didn’t want to put it down, very good story. 55


Silence5 star

Silence was very interesting and it made you want to keep reading. I truly enjoyed the storyline and how much the author allows you to know her charterers. Even though the main character Oakley didn’t speak, you were able to really get in her head. The suspense kept me interested, and what I loved most about the book was how it switches perspective between Oakley and Cole. 55


Silence5 star

Read this and fell in love, ready to read part 2! 55


I wish I could give it more that 5 stars5 star

The end was just so cute and sad but I can honestly say that this is one of the BEDT books I have ever read 55


Amazing5 star

Great Read ! 55


Loved it5 star

Very suspenseful. Was drawn in immediately 55


Silence5 star

Vehement. 55


Silence5 star

Really good book, I couldn’t stop reading once I started. Got emotional because I could relate to her situation but over all great book 55


Love This5 star

I love this book so much I love all the books from this author. 55


Silence5 star

When I first began this book, it really surprised me for one, because it’s been so long since I’ve read a book that talks about abuse. And two, it was so thrilling, so intense. I couldn’t stop myself from shaking throughout the most heart tugging parts of this book. It seriously reminded me that not all people are what they seem. But there are some that love you and make you feel safe, and not all people are like who hurt you. All in all, it was a great book, and I would recommend it to anyone able to take abuse seriously and emotionally stable. But then again, I have no right to tell anyone what they want to read. 5 stars anyway. 55

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