Title: Silent: Under a Dark Summer Sky
Author: Vanessa Lafaye
Publication: June 9, 2015
SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)
Huron Key is already weighed down with secrets when a random act of violence and a rush to judgment viscerally tear the town apart. As the little island burns under the sun and the weight of past decisions, a devastating storm based on the third-strongest Atlantic Hurricane on record approaches, matching the anger of men with the full fury of the skies. Beautifully written and seductive, UNDER A DARK SUMMER SKY is at once a glorious love story, a fascinating slice of social history, and a mesmerizing account of what it’s like to be in the eye of a hurricane.
**A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**
When I first saw that “Under a Dark Summer Sky” was compared to “The Help”, I got very excited. I am a huge fan of The Help and reading the synopsis of this book made it sound great. Author, Vanessa Lafaye, did not disappoint. She wrote a great tale based on a real event and time with similar situations happening.
Lafaye wrote characters I adored and having it all stem from real life historic events makes it that much more interesting. It was like watching the movie Pearl Harbor. Based on true events, but dolled up for entertainment. Lafaye’s impeccable storytelling makes this a must read for your summer reading list.
“Under a Dark Summer Sky” was the perfect mixture of history, racial tension, social issues, the leftovers of war, and devestating weather all mixed into one. Perfectly entertaining until the very end. I feel those living in the 1930’s and going through these circumstances would be proud of Lafaye’s interpretation of events.