The Voice of Waterfalls
is a supernatural, psychological thriller that was written by Russian author, Natasha A. Salnikova. This book was originally written in Russian, then translated to English. I was drawn into the story from the very first page. It begins as a psychological thriller, and gradually the supernatural enters the story.
Things are not as peaceful in Quiet River as they appear. What is going on underneath the surface? What is everyone hiding?
Inga has been kidnapped, and is being kept in a house where she, along with other kidnapped girls, are forced to have sex with the patrons. They are kept hungry, they are beaten, and life is horrible. It is a nightmare Inga successfully manages to escape from. They chase after her, but she is rescued by a guy, Alman, who happens to be driving by.
She is so grateful to be saved that she goes home with Alman after he promises that she can stay with him and his family until the following day. Then he will take her into town so she can call the police and her mother. But has she escaped from one house of terror only to end up in another?
Her time spent with this family does not turn out to be so great. And she has no way of escape. They live out in the middle of nowhere.
Anthony, a lawyer, is another character. He has gone to Quiet River to visit his grandmother. He notices that the town is different. The people aren't as friendly as he remembers them being when he was a young boy growing up there. Not even his grandmother acts the same. He begins to dig to find out why after he sees a young lady screaming for help being dragged from the sheriff's office.
No one wants him to investigate. No one will tell him anything. Everyone wants him to leave. Will his investigation and the attempt to rid this town of the dark shadow hanging over it cost him his life?
In spite of some bad grammar and punctuation, and in spite of some awkwardness with the words, this story was awesome! After the book was translated to English, I think that maybe it needed an editor whose native language was English to go over it again. As an editor, I think I noticed every mistake, but the story was so intense that I couldn't put the book down. Did the mistakes interfere with my enjoyment of the story? No, not in any way. There is a lot of violence in the book, and there is some really strong language. If you have a weak stomach, I don't know that you would want to read this one. If you are a fan of books that are full of suspense and mystery, books that are psychological thrillers, and books with a supernatural twist to them, then you want to read this one.
I bought my copy of this book from Amazon. After I finished the book, I immediately bought another book, Quiet River
, by this same author. If you would like to purchase The Voice of Waterfalls
for your own reading pleasure, I have placed an Amazon link below.