Quietus by Vivian Schilling was published on September 6th, 2016 by Hannover House and is a paranormal suspense novel. On a stormy winter night, a small plane bound for Boston goes down in the treacherous White Mountains of New Hampshire. Through a haze of morphine, Kylie O’Rourke awakens in the hospital to confused and harrowing memories of the crash. Though trapped within the wreckage with her husband, she recalls wandering the icy mountainside and speaking with the other passengers, including one who had died on impact. As the bizarre aftermath becomes sharper in her mind, it appears more ominous, along with the unshakable feeling that her survival somehow defied fate. Reassured by her doctor that the disturbing memories had been caused by her sedation, Kylie returns to her life in Boston, but the aftermath of the tragedy proves unbearable. As her husband slips away from her into his own world of survivor’s guilt and deceit, Kylie is seized by a growing paranoia that someone is stalking her every move. In her nightmares, the predator is a specter crossing over from the mountaintop to reclaim her. Then a sudden and freakish tragedy sends Kylie’s world toppling. While those around her fear she is losing her mind, she finds herself caught up in a chain of events she cannot escape.
Raising provocative questions about fate, mortality and what lies beyond, QUIETUS takes the reader to the brink of reason, to the edge where spiritual and physical meet, building with frenetic momentum to its shocking and haunting climax.
About Vivian Schilling: Vivian Schilling is the award-winning author of the novels Quietus and Sacred Prey, as well as a screenwriter, producer and director of independent films. She recently completed work as co-writer and producer of the documentary “Bonobos: Back to the Wild” and is currently at work on her third novel. She divides her time between Los Angeles and the Ozark Mountains where she often retreats to her cabin in the wilderness to write.
My thoughts: A creepy thrilling novel that is sure to haunt you long after you read the last page of Vivian Schilling’s Quietus. When Kylie and Jack plan to go on a peaceful ski vacation with their friends, the last thing they thought would ever happen did!
The pilot decides to take off in the middle of a nightmarish storm and the plane crashes only to be found by a good samaritan that manages to rescue them just in time. When flashbacks and memories do not add up sounding more strange than real. A doctor decides Kylie is suffering from survivor quilt or post-traumatic stress. However, events long after the plane crash prove the doctor wrong! Was it really an accident or is something else at play putting their lives in greater danger now than before?
Quietus is a long but fast-paced read that is sure to capture your attention from the beginning and draw you in more with every page you turn. This creepy, thrilling, and very suspenseful novel is sure to make you question everything that goes bump in the night. An eerie plot that will have you on the edge of your seat afraid of what lurks just beyond the next page.
Overall, an intriguing read that is perfect for anyone who is a fan of spine-chilling, unnerving suspense that is sure to haunt you long after your finish reading. ** I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.*