Lake Silence

Ace: Berkley. (World of the Others, Bk. 1). Mar. 2018. 416p. ISBN 9780399587245. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780399587252. FANTASY
When divorcée Vicki DeVine took over the Jumble, a rustic and somewhat rundown resort near Lake Silence, all she wished for was a quiet life for herself. But Vicki lives in Sproing, a human village controlled by the paranormal Others. As the dominant species, the Others usually keep to themselves. Usually. But now Vicki's lodger Aggie Crowe—a Crowgard Other—has found a dead man near her property, and Vicki falls under suspicion as the murderer. Vicki's new friends begin to rally around her as she finds that her business—and her life—may be at stake. But there are stronger, older forces in Lake Silence that have been disturbed, and they make the rules that must be obeyed. While leaving behind the familiar faces from her original "The Others" series, Bishop uses this series debut to build a world in which humans are not the strongest species. A solid, if familiar, tale filled with shapeshifters, vampires, and the humans who work both with and against them.
VERDICT Bishop's fans will be happy to return to the universe of the Others, with a new cast of characters and a fantastical suspense plot. [See Prepub Alert, 10/9/17.]
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