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The Silence of Stone Fierce snowstorms have battered Upper Austria paralysing the region in the grip of an early and unforgiving winter Nine year old Traudi wakes up to find she's alone in the house Cut off from the nearby hamlet of Hallstatt she senses something is wrong Then when daylight fades and she catches sight of blood stains on the snow she realises she may not be as alone as she had previously thoughtAs Traudi prays for her family's return the local mountain rescue team receive an emergency call Leo Hirsch the group's leader is battling a loss of his own and finds the mission a welcome distraction little knowing that this rescue will turn out to be like nothing he has encountered before From the critically acclaimed author of Born Under a Million Shadows and Aphrodite's War this haunting thriller charts the frozen rivers of the mountains as they deliver up the mysteries of the past Andrea Busfield was born in Warrington England and worked for UK national newspapers for 15 years before leaving for Afghanistan where she worked as a civilian editor for a NATO hearts and minds publication Whilst in Kabul she wrote her first novel Born Under a Million Shadows which was published in 2009 by Transworld and sold to 18 territories Her second novel Aphrodite's War was published a year later also by Transworld and sold to five territories She currently lives in Cyprus with five rescue dogs and a horse


About the Author: Andrea Busfield

Former journalist turned full time writer



4 thoughts on “The Silence of Stone

  1. says:

    I received a free copy of this book in a Goodreads giveawayAn atmospheric thriller set in the mountain village of Hallstatt Austria Nine year old Traudi is trapped in her home by heavy snowfall unsure where her mother and brother have gone and hearing strange noises outside that chill her with fear Leo Hirsch from the Mountain Rescue volunteer team is battling with a job he dislikes and the end of a relationship Then he


  2. says:

    Edge of my seatI didn't want to put this book down once uite different from her novel about Kabul and dove into some very interesting subjects remains found in glaciers parapsychology I think it will leave me pondering certain ideas for months to come


  3. says:

    This is a beautifully written atmospheric story full of strong and original charactersVery pleased to have received this as a Goodreads giveaway


  4. says:

    Really enjoyed this book and can confidently say I now know what it's like to live in the shadow of a snowy mountain in Austria such are Andrea Busfield's descriptive powers and writing skillsThere are some genuinely tense passages throughout the story; I was compelled to keep reading desperate to know just where this great tale was heading I had no idea what was coming and very much enjoyed the unusual and completely unexpec


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