Even the darkest journey must come to an end….
Three years ago, Lelle’s daughter went missing in a remote part of Northern Sweden. Lelle has spent the intervening summers driving the Silver Road under the midnight sun, frantically searching for his lost daughter, for himself and for redemption. Meanwhile, 17-year-old Meja arrives in town hoping for a fresh start. She is the same age as Lelle’s daughter was – a girl on the brink of adulthood. But for Meja, there are dangers to be found in this isolated place. As autumn’s darkness slowly creeps in, Lelle and Meja’s lives are intertwined in ways, both haunting and tragic, that they could never have imagined.
I recently read “The Last Snow” by Stina Jackson and really enjoyed it. I decided to give another of her books a try and chose “The Silver Road”, Jackson’s debut novel published a couple of years earlier.
Set in Northern Sweden, Lelle’s daughter went missing from a bus stop three years ago and he’s been looking for her ever since.
I found this story to be quite slow moving and it took quite a while for anything to truly happen. Unlike in “The Last Snow“, I struggled with picturing the scene and couldn’t really immerse myself in the story. But! I listened to this story in audio and I think that this is one of the reasons I couldn’t get into it. I found myself getting distracted by some odd pronunciations and found it quite difficult to follow along at times as the chapters weren’t named or numbered. On the version I listened to the chapters also weren’t set up correctly which made listening tricky too. Of course this is no fault of the author and I do think that I would have enjoyed it more in traditional print.
I didn’t dislike it as such, but this book wasn’t really for me in this format. If I can get my hands on a copy, I’d be happy to give this one a second try!
Overall rating: “The Silver Road” in audiobook wasn’t my cup of tea. I struggled with the format and didn’t really get into the story. I’d like to give this one a try in traditional print at some point in the future. Keep your eyes peeled for an update!
See my other reviews of books by Stina Jackson here: