Title: Quiet No More
Series: The Quiet You Carry Book 2
Author’s Name: Nikki Barthelmess
Publisher: North Star Editions
Page Count: 352 Pages
Author or Book Website: Nikki Barthelmess
Link to Amazon purchase page: Amazon.com: Quiet No More (The Quiet You Carry): Barthelmess, Nikki: Books
Link to Goodreads: Quiet No More by Nikki Barthelmess | Goodreads
Release Date: N/A
How I Got the Book: Review Copy
Summary of the Book:
College freshman Victoria Parker is trying to move on with her life after surviving sexual assault by her father and six months in foster care. She’s focusing on the positives–attending college, living on her own, repairing old relationships and making new ones, and getting involved with an abuse survivors activist group on campus. But everything’s thrown into disarray when a strange woman shows up, claiming to be Victoria’s aunt and asking Victoria to lie about what happened to her. With her father’s sentencing in a few months, she’s nervous about having to share the truth of what happened with a judge. She’s not even sure if she has the strength to go through with it. But when her fellow club members begin pressuring her to speak out, Victoria has to decide how to share her story while remaining true to herself.
My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I remember how moving and complex The Quiet You Carry was and to get my hands on the sequel. I knew that I had to know what would happen next in Victoria’s life. What she has to go through to try to move on with her life in college. Then when someone shows up and tells her to go against what she believes in. Those that were to stand with her turn on her. She is under a lot of pressure and doing her best to please one and all. It is a wonderful follow up to her story. The story was just details and complex enough to keep me turning the pages.
My Rating of the Book: 4 1/2 Stars