Lake Silence - Anne Bishop

BOOKS BY ANNE BISHOP

The Others Series

Written in Red

Murder of Crows

Vision in Silver

Marked in Flesh

Etched in Bone

The World of the Others

Lake Silence

The Black Jewels Series

Daughter of the Blood

Heir to the Shadows

Queen of the Darkness

The Invisible Ring

Dreams Made Flesh

Tangled Webs

The Shadow Queen

Shalador’s Lady

Twilight’s Dawn

The Ephemera Series

Sebastian

Belladonna

Bridge of Dreams

The Tir Alainn Trilogy

The Pillars of the World

Shadows and Light

The House of Gaian

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Names: Bishop, Anne, author.

Title: Lake Silence: the world of the Others/Anne Bishop.

Description: First edition. | New York: ACE, [2018]

Identifiers: LCCN 2017024431 (print) | LCCN 2017027124 (ebook) | 9780399587252 (ebook) | 9780399587245

Subjects: LCSH: Murder—Investigation—Fiction. | Women prophets—Fiction. | Shapeshifting—Fiction. | Paranormal fiction. | GSAFD: Mystery fiction. | Fantasy fiction. | Occult fiction.

Classification: LCC PS3552.I7594 (ebook) | LCC PS3552.I7594 L35 2018 (print) |

DDC 813/.54—dc23

LC record available at lccn.loc.gov/2017024431

First Edition: March 2018

Jacket art © Stephen Carroll/Trevillion Images

Jacket design by Adam Auerbach

Title page art © The Sun photo/Shutterstock

This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.

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In memory of

Mike Briggs

and

Emma Lee

You are missed.

January 2017

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

My thanks to Blair Boone for continuing to be my first reader and for all the information he supplies that I transform to suit the Others’ world; to Debra Dixon for being second reader; to Doranna Durgin for maintaining the Web site; to Adrienne Roehrich for running the official fan page on Facebook; to Nadine Fallacaro for information about things medical; to Jennifer Crow for pep talks when needed; to Ineke Prochazka for introducing me to Jubly-Umph and the quokka; to Paige and Dominique, the excellent Herders of Authors at Supanova 2016, who always knew when to lose us for a few minutes as we passed a booth full of shinies; to Anne Sowards and Jennifer Jackson for the feedback that helps me write a better story; and to Pat Feidner for always being supportive and encouraging.

CONTENTS

Books by Anne Bishop

Title Page

Dedication

Acknowledgments

Map of the Finger/Feather Lakes

CHAPTER 1

CHAPTER 2

CHAPTER 3

CHAPTER 4

CHAPTER 5

CHAPTER 6

CHAPTER 7

CHAPTER 8

CHAPTER 9

CHAPTER 10

CHAPTER 11

CHAPTER 12

CHAPTER 13

CHAPTER 14

CHAPTER 15

CHAPTER 16

CHAPTER 17

CHAPTER 18

CHAPTER 19

CHAPTER 20

CHAPTER 21

CHAPTER 22

CHAPTER 23

CHAPTER 24

CHAPTER 25

CHAPTER 26

CHAPTER 27

CHAPTER 28

CHAPTER 29

CHAPTER 30

CHAPTER 31

CHAPTER 32

CHAPTER 33

CHAPTER 34

CHAPTER 35

CHAPTER 36

CHAPTER 37

CHAPTER 38

CHAPTER 39

CHAPTER 40

CHAPTER 41

CHAPTER 42

CHAPTER 43

CHAPTER 44

CHAPTER 45

CHAPTER 46

CHAPTER 47

CHAPTER 48

CHAPTER 49

CHAPTER 50

CHAPTER 51

CHAPTER 52

CHAPTER 53

CHAPTER 54

CHAPTER 55

CHAPTER 56

CHAPTER 57

CHAPTER 58

CHAPTER 59

CHAPTER 60

CHAPTER 61

CHAPTER 62

CHAPTER 63

CHAPTER 64

CHAPTER 65

CHAPTER 66

CHAPTER 67

CHAPTER 68

CHAPTER 69

CHAPTER 70

CHAPTER 71

CHAPTER 72

CHAPTER 73

CHAPTER 74

CHAPTER 75

CHAPTER 76

CHAPTER 77

CHAPTER 78

CHAPTER 79

CHAPTER 80