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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Amazing!!5 star

I didn’t think I’d like this book. I read a couple sentences and I was completely hooked. I love the chemistry, and the details. I honestly didn’t pay attention to the errors. Overall this book is a 10/10 and I’d read it all over again. 55


Exquisite5 star

This book is simply amazing. I was working out one night and felt like reading, so I pulled out my phone and looked to see if there were any good free books. My oh my, I was in for a ride. Little did I know starting this that the next 2 days, I would read any second I could, reading while walking, reading in a free minute I had, reading if I wasn’t the one driving, reading anytime and anywhere. It was simply just the best book I’ve read in some time, insanely hooking and wonderful. 55


Amazingggggg5 star

I couldn’t stop reading. When you were reading Cole’s perspective you could sense everything Oakley was feeling. It was awesome. Recommend to anyone who needs a good long book. 55


Great story sad ending😢😢😢5 star

Great story recommended forever one to read this story. 55


Silence4 star

Developed slowly, predictable, but nice easy read 45


Absolutely worth it5 star

I used to love to read but I stopped because I couldn’t find the spark I used to have. When I read this book I knew from the very beginning that this was the one and now I’m hooked and absolutely obsessed! I think everyone should read it because it really was incredible! 55


Well written5 star

Great read. 55

soniia cruzz

❤️5 star

Wow! 55


Amazing and mysterious5 star

This is one of the most intriguing books I’ve ever read. 55

bored ;)

Love it!5 star

This book was so good I never would’ve thought I would be reading as much as I did. I’m not a reader and I prefer movies but this was the best book I’ve read in forever. I’m getting the 2nd and 3rd book soon and I honestly can’t wait. I look for free books only but spending money is worth it... I just really wanna find out what happens. 55

Im super confused, I need help

Heart touching5 star

Oakley’s story is so messed up, but it’s a hyperbole of what the world actually is. Or maybe it’s not. I believe there is a message in every book, and in this one, more necessary than others. 55


Silence5 star

This was my first book I ever read since high school and it’s make me want to read more often. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next chapter to know more about the trial! This is a MUST READ! It was so good! 55


I love it!5 star

I have never been one to enjoy reading but once i found this one i couldn’t keep myself from finishing it within 3 days. i definitely recommend!! 55

haleys review

👍👌5 star

I totally recommend this book, in my opinion it’s really good. I couldn’t put it down. I don’t usually like reading, but I loved this book.👍❤️ 55

Hyped unicorn


Ahhh help me literally beat book 👌 I love it!! I’m crying I just finished it ahhhh I’m it took me hours to finish this but it was totally worth every second of it !! When I started I was like I’m gonna just stop in the middle and go to bed cause it was early in the morning , but I was wrong I read tell 5am IT WAS SO NEVERWRECKING. I was like ok I’ll stop here and go to bed .. BUT I NEED TO KNOW THTE REST ! And I recently just noticed a nother book here we go again keep it up love the books ! 55


❤️5 star

❤️ 55


Silence5 star

One word to describe this book, Excellent! It is a great book. MUST READ!!! It expresses many feeling. 55


I love your book!!!!5 star

I really like your books. 55


So interesting2 star

Great book! 25


Heart wrenching5 star

What a beautifully written story that will pull all your emotions out and sympathize with these characters. I’m sure this book will help at least one victim become a survivor. 55

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