Soaring In Silence

One Woman's Triumph Over Fear

Fiction - Womens
199 Pages
Reviewed on 07/23/2019
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Author Biography

Award-winning screenwriter Beverly Gandara has written several screenplays and two novels. Her comedy screenplay Rent Money won the Golden Palm Award for Best Screenplay at the 2012 Beverly Hills International Film Festival. Her Five Star Readers Favorite, debut novel Concrete Wings: A Tale of Tyranny and Freedom, earned the Literary Classics Seal of Approval with a recommendation for school and home libraries and Honorable Mention at the 2017 New York Book Festival and the 2018 Florida Book Festival. Her Five Star Readers Favorite, second novel Soaring in Silence: One woman’s Triumph Over Fear, a psychological thriller has just been released. Her third book is a compilation of interviews with a diverse group of women and focuses solely on their careers. Bev lives in the southeast with her husband Armand, who inspired Concrete Wings. For more information about Bev and her work, visit www.bevgandara.com.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite

Soaring in Silence: One Woman’s Triumph over Fear by Beverly Gandara is the riveting story of one woman’s experience with a dangerous retiree who stalks her. During the summer and after one week of vacation, Kim and Brad return home to their co-op apartment in Manhattan and make the decision to move. Having lived in New York all her life, Kim hasn’t visited that many places which impress her as much as Arizona. She is charmed by the beauty of the mountains against a spectacular ever-changing sky; the quiet of the colorful desert and the respect for the land of its entire people. It is a stark contrast to what it feels like in Manhattan with all its excitement, energy, noise, and constant movement; it seems all knowledge comes from the outside in. But something terrible is able to happen. Kim is being stalked but she can’t tell Brad about it and the police won’t take her seriously. Now she has to be smarter than her stalker and that is where it gets very interesting…

Beverly Gandara has written a very entertaining story and she fills it with a lot of wisdom for women who may find themselves pursued by relentless men that are a threat to them. The writing is fluid and filled with interesting dialogues and terrific descriptions. I loved the way she presents the antagonist, a man who does not appeal to the reader’s sympathy. The characters are well sculpted and the portrait of each character reflects the role they play in the story. Soaring in Silence: One Woman’s Triumph over Fear has a powerful conflict and it is interesting to follow the protagonist through the conflict as she contemplates telling her partner about the stalker or handling him herself when no one seems to believe her. Soaring in Silence is entertaining and inspiring, a deftly written and fast-paced story that has the power to keep the reader up through the night.