A woman uncovers earth-shattering secrets about her husband’s family in this chilling page-turner from the NewYorkTimes-bestselling author.
Sarah Quinlan’s husband, Jack, has been haunted for decades by the
untimely death of his mother when he was just a teenager, her body found
in the cellar of their family farm, the circumstances a mystery. The
case rocked the small farm town of Penny Gate, Iowa, where Jack was
raised, and for years Jack avoided returning home. But when his beloved
aunt Julia is in an accident, Jack and Sarah are forced to confront the past that they have long evaded.
Upon arriving in Penny Gate, Sarah and Jack are welcomed by the family
Jack left behind all those years ago. But as facts about Julia’s
accident begin to surface, Sarah realizes that nothing about the
Quinlans is what it seems. Caught in a flurry of unanswered questions,
Sarah dives deep into the puzzling rabbit hole of Jack’s past. But the
farther in she climbs, the harder it is for her to get out. And soon she
is faced with a deadly truth she may not be prepared for.
I mean, who you choose to walk with through life will be the most important decision that you will ever, ever make. You will have your children and you will love them because they are yours and because they will be wonderful. Just like you. But who you marry is a choice. The man you choose should make you happy, encourage you in following your dreams, big ones and little ones.
Heather Gudenkauf, The Weight of Silence page 224
…nighttime was the worst. I would lie in bed and my mind couldn’t slow down. I couldn’t stop myself from worrying about what my parents thought of me, what others thought of me, about the next tests, the next game, college, my future.
So good! Calli is a 7 year old little girl suffering from selective mutism after a tragedy she endured as a toddler. Petra is Calli’s best friend and her voice. Their families wake up one morning and discover they are both missing. Soon they are blaming each other and old secrets start to surface. When the real criminal was caught, i did not see it coming. It was so well written and it completely kept me wanting to read more.
They didn’t beat me,” I tell her with a laugh. “Not with their fists.”
“Then what?” she asks.
“It’s hard to explain, I say, putting my hand on the door handle. "I was perfect.”
“And then I wasn’t.