The Silhouette by William Ray Middleton

Jack’s life couldn’t be more ideal. Great job, new home and the perfect fiance.Β 

Anastasia’s been flushed to the dark, hiding from the world in the shadows, after a ghastly accident.Β 

What would happen if these two connected?


π’ͺ𝓃 𝒢 𝓁𝒢𝓉𝑒 𝓃𝒾𝑔𝒽𝓉 π“ˆπ“‰π“‡π‘œπ“π“ π“‰π‘œ 𝒢 π“ˆπ“Œπ’Ύπ“ƒπ‘” π“ˆπ‘’π“‰ 𝒾𝓃 𝓉𝒽𝑒 π“Œπ‘œπ‘œπ’Ήπ“ˆ, π’₯𝒢𝒸𝓀 𝒒𝓇𝒢𝓃𝓉 π“‚π‘’π‘’π“‰π“ˆ π’œπ“ƒπ’Άπ“ˆπ“‰π’Άπ“ˆπ’Ύπ’Ά. π’œ 𝑔𝒾𝓇𝓁 π“Œπ’½π‘œ π“π’Ύπ“‹π‘’π“ˆ 𝒢 𝓃𝒾𝑔𝒽𝓉𝓂𝒢𝓇𝑒, π“Œπ’½π’Ύπ“π‘’ 𝒽𝑒 π’Ύπ“ˆ 𝓅𝓁𝒢𝓃𝓃𝒾𝓃𝑔 π‘œπ“ƒ π“‚π’Άπ“‡π“‡π“Žπ’Ύπ“ƒπ‘” 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝑔𝒾𝓇𝓁 π‘œπ’» π’½π’Ύπ“ˆ π’Ήπ“‡π‘’π’Άπ“‚π“ˆ. π’œπ’»π“‰π‘’π“‡ 𝒢𝓃 𝒢𝒸𝒸𝒾𝒹𝑒𝓃𝓉 𝓁𝑒𝒻𝓉 𝒽𝑒𝓇 π“ˆπ‘’π“‹π‘’π“‡π‘’π“π“Ž π’Ύπ“ƒπ’Ώπ“Šπ“‡π‘’π’Ή, π’œπ“ƒπ’Άπ“ˆπ“‰π’Άπ“ˆπ’Ύπ’Ά π“π’Ύπ“‹π‘’π“ˆ 𝒾𝓃 π“ˆπ‘’π’Έπ“π“Šπ“ˆπ’Ύπ‘œπ“ƒ, π’Άπ“Œπ’Άπ“Ž π’»π“‡π‘œπ“‚ 𝒢 π“ˆπ‘œπ’Έπ’Ύπ‘’π“‰π“Ž 𝓉𝒽𝒢𝓉 π“‚π‘œπ’Έπ“€π“ˆ 𝒽𝑒𝓇. π’ͺ𝓃𝒸𝑒 𝒢𝓃 π’Άπ“ˆπ“…π’Ύπ“‡π’Ύπ“ƒπ‘” 𝓉𝑒𝒢𝒸𝒽𝑒𝓇 π‘œπ’» π‘”π“Žπ“‚π“ƒπ’Άπ“ˆπ“‰π’Ύπ’Έπ“ˆ, π“ˆπ’½π‘’ π’Ύπ“ˆ π“ƒπ‘œπ“Œ 𝒢 π“ˆπ’½π‘’π“π“ π‘œπ’» 𝒢 π“…π‘’π“‡π“ˆπ‘œπ“ƒ 𝒾𝓃 π’Έπ‘œπ“ƒπ“ˆπ“‰π’Άπ“ƒπ“‰ 𝓂𝑒𝓃𝓉𝒢𝓁 𝒢𝓃𝒹 π“…π’½π“Žπ“ˆπ’Ύπ’Έπ’Άπ“ π“ˆπ“Šπ’»π’»π‘’π“‡π’Ύπ“ƒπ‘”.

π’œπ“ˆ π’₯𝒢𝒸𝓀 π’·π‘’π’»π“‡π’Ύπ‘’π“ƒπ’Ήπ“ˆ 𝒽𝑒𝓇, 𝒽𝑒 π’»π’Ύπ“ƒπ’Ήπ“ˆ π’½π’Ύπ“‚π“ˆπ‘’π“π’» π“†π“Šπ‘’π“ˆπ“‰π’Ύπ‘œπ“ƒπ’Ύπ“ƒπ‘” 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝓂𝑒𝒢𝓃𝒾𝓃𝑔 π‘œπ’» π’·π‘’π’Άπ“Šπ“‰π“Ž π’Άπ“ˆ π“Œπ‘’π“π“ π’Άπ“ˆ 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝓂𝑒𝒢𝓃𝒾𝓃𝑔 π‘œπ’» π“π‘œπ“‹π‘’. 𝐼𝓃 𝒢𝓃 𝒢𝓉𝓉𝑒𝓂𝓅𝓉 π“‰π‘œ 𝓇𝑒𝓅𝒢𝒾𝓇 𝓉𝒽𝑒 π“Šπ“ƒ-𝓇𝑒𝓅𝒢𝒾𝓇𝒢𝒷𝓁𝑒 𝒽𝑒 π’»π’Ύπ“ƒπ’Ήπ“ˆ π’½π’Ύπ“‚π“ˆπ‘’π“π’» π’Άπ“‚π’Ύπ’Ήπ“ˆπ“‰ π’½π’Ύπ“ˆ π‘œπ“Œπ“ƒ π“‰π’Άπ’Ύπ“π“ˆπ“…π’Ύπ“ƒ π’Άπ“ˆ 𝒽𝑒 π’»π’Ύπ“ƒπ’Ήπ“ˆ π“ˆπ’Άπ“π“‹π’Άπ“‰π’Ύπ‘œπ“ƒ 𝒾𝓃 𝒢𝓃 π“Šπ“ƒπ“π’Ύπ“€π‘’π“π“Ž π“ˆπ’Άπ“‹π’Ύπ‘œπ“‡.

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5 out of 5 stars

The Silhouette has a Phantom of the Opera vibe, which of course I was completely digging.

This Lovecraftian romance will pull you in.

Jack is such a kind-hearted soul. Obviously why he is living his best life possible.

Anastasia was dealt such an unfair hand in life. Again, she has such a soft, loving soul. Seeing her feel the need to hide from the world is heart breaking.

Jack was meant to meet Anastasia. He wouldn’t stop caring, he wouldn’t give up on her. He knows Anastasia needs to stop hiding and start living her life again. The relationship these characters develop is extraordinary and truly inspiring.

The meaning of beauty truly runs deeper then skin.Β 

The Silhouette is a fast, easy read. Packed with love able characters… and some so not love able.Β 

William’s writing is exceptional, you won’t be able to stop reading.

The Silhouette will become a craving. Needing to know exactly what happened to Anastasia and how extensive her injuries are.

Another incredible masterpiece by an indie author.Β 

Looking forward to future work by William Ray Middleton!

And of course thank you all for reading.

Your Inspired Book Worm



𝑅𝑒𝒷𝑒𝒸𝒸𝒢 π’·π“Ž π’Ÿπ’Άπ“…π’½π“ƒπ‘’ π’Ήπ“Š π‘€π’Άπ“Šπ“‡π’Ύπ‘’𝓇

πΏπ’Άπ“ˆπ“‰ 𝓃𝒾𝑔𝒽𝓉 𝐼 𝒹𝓇𝑒𝒢𝓂𝓉 𝐼 π“Œπ‘’π“ƒπ“‰ π“‰π‘œ π‘€π’Άπ“ƒπ’Ήπ‘’π“‡π“π‘’π“Ž 𝒢𝑔𝒢𝒾𝓃…

A young working class girl, off to the South of France with her Employer. Life is pretty bland, until she meets a considerably older gentleman. Recently widowed, yet genuinely handsome and wealthy!… Maxim de Winter.

Love quickly sparks between the couple and it is not long before Max sweeps her off her feet, quickly marrying and back to Max’s home,Β Manderley. Where soon the young bride finds that she may not know Max as well as she thought and memories of his first wife, Rebecca claim this home.

“𝑅𝑒𝒷𝑒𝒸𝒸𝒢 π’Ύπ“ˆ 𝓉𝒽𝑒 π’½π’Άπ“Šπ“ƒπ“‰π’Ύπ“ƒπ‘” π“ˆπ“‰π‘œπ“‡π“Ž π‘œπ’» 𝒢 π“Œπ‘œπ“‚π‘’π“ƒ π’Έπ‘œπ“ƒπ“ˆπ“Šπ“‚π‘’π’Ή π’·π“Ž π“π‘œπ“‹π‘’ 𝒢𝓃𝒹 𝓉𝒽𝑒 π“ˆπ“‰π“‡π“Šπ‘”π‘”π“π‘’ π“‰π‘œ 𝒻𝒾𝓃𝒹 𝒽𝑒𝓇 π’Ύπ’Ήπ‘’π“ƒπ“‰π’Ύπ“‰π“Ž”.

4 out of 5 stars!

Rebecca truly blew me away! Classics, aside from horror/mystery classics can be very hit and miss for me. I think it may be a bit of the instant love in most and the unusual idea of romance.

But this Gothic romance sucked me in and Daphne’s writing is absolutely brilliant!

Maxim was a very heinous, unpleasant man and his young, new bride was childish… just completely juvenile. Yet they truly made the perfect team as the story developed and were surely the perfect couple.

This story is twisted, dark and very unnatural, but you won’t be able to put it down.

I will absolutely be looking into more of Daphne’s novels, especially if it is anything as exquisite as Rebecca.

And of course thank you all for reading.

Your Fellow Book Worm