Heather Gudenkauf ensnares listeners in the spellbinding web of her suspense-filled debut novel as the mysterious disappearance of two seven-year-old girls dredges up unsettling suspicions and painful secrets in a small Iowa town.
Dragged into the woods in pre-dawn darkness, little Calli Clark wants to scream. But she can’t. She hasn’t breathed a word since being traumatized as a toddler. Soon, her best friend Petra—Calli’s voice for the last three years—peers through her bedroom window and is lured into the same woods. Already haunted by the unsolved murder of another local girl who was recently snatched fromher home, Sheriff Martin launches an immediate search for the missing children.
In this riveting tale—seamlessly told from multiple perspectives—tension builds while fear and desperation pit neighbor against neighbor. Brilliantly illuminating such characters as a drunken wife-beater and a vengeful professor, a mesmerizing performance by a full cast of narrators keeps listeners in rapt attention right through the stunning conclusion.
“Deeply moving and exquisitely lyrical, this is a powerhouse of a debut novel.”—Tess Gerritsen, New York Times best-selling author
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weight of silence: fantastic
i havent listened to the audiobook of this book so im unsure of the quality or how the speaker sounds but i did read the actual book and i LOVED it. i work at a bookstore and i constantly recommend the book because i liked it so much. its a quick and easy read and i really liked how the author wrote it. each chapter switches perspectives to different characters in the book and that really made the book more exciting. anyways great book and definitely worth it if you ask me. id recommend it to people who liked the lovely bones or any fiction-thriller/mystery type novel.