Dead Silence by S.A. Barnes PDF

Dead Silence by S.A. Barnes PDF is a really fun and nostalgic read! You would find it fun to read this amazing novel. S.A. Barnes did a lovely job writing this book. Dead Silence PDF by author S.A. Barnes is a mash up of Science Fiction, horror, and psychological horror. From the very beginning, you will get this Ghost Ship vibes. The atmosphere is fantastic, the characters fleshed out and their motivations believable, and best of all, it’s not too technical so you can follow.

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Dead Silence by S.A. Barnes PDF Free Download Details

  • Book Title: Dead Silence PDF
  • Author: S.A. Barnes, Stacey Kade
  • Published: February 8th 2022 by Tor Nightfire
  • Goodreads Link: Dead Silence by S.A. Barnes PDF
  • ISBN: 9781250819994
  • Formats: [PDF] [Epub]
  • No. of pages: 343 pages
  • Size: 7 MB
  • Genre: Horror, Science Fiction, Fiction, Adult, Thriller, Mystery, Fantasy
  • Language: English
  • File Status: Available
  • Price: $0

Dead Silence by S.A. Barnes Summary

Titanic meets The Shining in S.A. Barnes’ Dead Silence, a SF horror novel in which a woman and her crew board a decades-lost luxury cruiser and find the wreckage of a nightmare that hasn’t yet ended.


Claire Kovalik is days away from being unemployed—made obsolete—when her beacon repair crew picks up a strange distress signal. With nothing to lose and no desire to return to Earth, Claire and her team decide to investigate.

What they find at the other end of the signal is a shock: the Aurora, a famous luxury space-liner that vanished on its maiden tour of the solar system more than twenty years ago. A salvage claim like this could set Claire and her crew up for life. But a quick trip through the Aurora reveals something isn’t right.

Whispers in the dark. Flickers of movement. Words scrawled in blood. Claire must fight to hold onto her sanity and find out what really happened on the Aurora, before she and her crew meet the same ghastly fate.

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Editorial Reviews


“This is great, immersive, atmospheric space horror that shows Barnes is a talented storyteller and proves that, despite rumors to the contrary, horror belongs in space.” ―Locus

Dead Silence mixes horror, mystery and sci-fi into a thrill ride sure to shock you out of your reading rut. This is one of those time-warp books―the ones where you look away from the clock, then look back and it’s suddenly way past your bedtime.” ―BookPageStarred Review

“With a compelling haunted-house-in-space frame, excellent worldbuilding, vivid imagery, biting social commentary, sustained tension, and a storytelling style that seamlessly moves between the mortal danger of the present and Kovalik’s unsettling past, this sf-horror blend will resonate loudly with readers.” ―Library Journal

“Stomach-turning, sinister space horror perfect for fans of Alien and Event Horizon.” ―Kendare Blake, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“I ate this book in one sitting because I was in the mood to be freaked out and it delivered tremendously. Truly un-put-downable in its purest sense.” ―Chloe Gong, #1 New York Times bestselling author of These Violent Delights

“At the intersection of science fiction and horror, Dead Silence is the ultimate haunted house story, in space.” ―Alma Katsu, author of The Deep and The Hunger

“Barnes is giving you Titanic but make it scary, she’s giving you Event Horizon, she’s giving you Ghost Ship; for real, this book will make your skin crawl.” ―BookRiot

“This story slides and slithers from creepy and atmospheric to skin-crawling, edge-of-your-seat terror.” ―T. Kingfisher, author of The Hollow Places

“Dead Silence gives you the suffocating claustrophobia of 2001: A Space Odyssey mixed with the horrors of Alien. I couldn’t stop reading.” ―Mur Lafferty, Hugo Award-Winning author of Six Wakes

“Barnes ably conjures the kind of haunting setting and atmosphere required for this Event Horizon-esque novel… Recommended for fans of claustrophobic space horror.” Booklist

“Barnes plays nicely on human fears of both madness and of ghosts, carefully blurring the line between science fiction and horror… Those with a taste for blending genres will enjoy this combo.” ―Publishers Weekly

“Creepy and satisfying; I’ll be checking under my bed tonight.” ―Sarah Pinsker, author of the Nebula Award winning A Song For A New Day

“I’ve always considered Alien the high mark of sci-fi horror. No longer. Dead Silence leaves it in the dust.” ―Lisa Shearin, New York Times bestselling author

Dead Silence will keep you awake at night….Expertly paced, this novel is full of old ghosts in every way possible, and will haunt you long after the last page.” ―Laurie Faria Stolarz, author of Jane Anonymous

“I was turning pages long into the night, and the bags under my eyes are well worth it!” ―Rachel Vincent, New York Times bestselling author of Red Wolf

“Compulsive reading at its best. A sci-fi horror so expertly delivered you’ll be peeking through your fingers until the last page!” ―Melissa Landers, author of the Alienated and Starflight series

“The richly realized world that S.A. Barnes creates draws us in, and the relatable characters charm us. The dread mounts to a powerful conclusion.” ―David Wellington, author of The Last Astronaut

About the Author

S.A. BARNES works in a high school library by day, recommending reads, talking with students, and removing the occasional forgotten cheese-stick-as-bookmark. The author has published numerous novels across different genres. Barnes lives in Illinois with more dogs and books than is advisable and a very patient spouse.

Dead Silence by S.A. Barnes Review

Review by Char from Goodreads

Being that I do enjoy a good science fiction book, a hybrid space horror novel is a creation that feels “made for me”. DEAD SILENCE was everything I had hoped, plus some!

Claire Kovalic is Team Leader on a small space ship, when they pick up a distress signal. Out in space there aren’t many places to get help and when a distress signal is received, it’s something that has to be investigated. That is exactly what Claire has her team do. They discover the very first space luxury liner, the Aurora, which has been lost for over twenty years. What happened to this ship? Why has it been lost for so long? Are there artifacts there, or anything that can be salvaged? More importantly, are there any survivors? You’ll have to read this to find out!

Claire has a complicated history. Due to events that happened when she was a child, she often does not trust what she is seeing. This contributes to the reader questioning if what Claire is experiencing is real or not. We don’t know if this is a case of the mystery surrounding the ship or a case of an unreliable narrator? Her experiences as a child cause Claire to carry around a lot of guilt, and we’re never sure if she should feel guilt or not. As a result though, her past affects every decision she makes now, and as Team Leader almost everything is her decision.

I think all of these issues and guilt made Claire a more likable character. She doesn’t care much for people and her job in space allows her to avoid most of them. As a Team Leader, which is basically the captain, she is always mindful of the risks, but the Aurora presents some she has never faced before. Dead crew and passengers and the unavoidable feelings of dread affect all of Claire’s team, including Claire herself. This story turns into a tale of survival and of mystery-what happened to all of these people? What is happening to Claire and her crew? The answer will definitely surprise you.

All that said, however, I felt the pacing dragged a little bit in the middle, as the reader becomes more and more and more wrapped up in Claire’s mind. By the time the action started occurring, I was more than ready and believe me, that action was a lot of gruesome, horror space action FUN!

I had a great time reading DEAD SILENCE. It provided an intriguing mystery as well as suspense and tons of gory action, and what more could you ask from a space horror book? Nothing!

Highly recommended and I’ m looking forward to reading more from this author!

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