The Weight of Silence

The Weight of Silence

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"Two little girls are missing. Both are seven years old and have been missing for at least sixteen hours."Calli Clark is a dreamer. A sweet, gentle girl, Callie suffers from selective mutism, brought on by a tragedy she experienced as a toddler. Her mother Antonia tries her bestto help, but is trapped in a marriage to a violent husband.Petra Gregory is Calli's best friend, her soul mate and her voice. But neither Petra nor Calli have been heardfrom since their disappearance was discovered.Now Calli and Petra's families are bound by the question of what has happened to their children. As support turns to suspicion, it seems the answers lie trapped in the silence of unspoken secrets.Praise for Heather Gudenkauf`Set to become a bookclub staple'-The Guardian`This will have you gripped until the last page'- Closer"Beautifully written, compassionately told, and relentlessly suspenseful."-Diane Chamberlain`Deeply moving and lyrical'-Company`A memorable read'- Sunday Express`Totally gripping'- Marie Claire'Fans of Jodi Picoult will devour this'--Red'Gudenkauf's prose is searingly raw... Thrilling and emotionally tender, this novel, with its driving pace,will appeal to fans of...Jodi Picoult.'-Booklist`This gripping novel is moving and thought-provoking'-Heat`Emotionally-charged'-My Weeklyshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 122 x 196 x 28mm | 281.23g
  • Mira Books
  • Don Mills, Canada
  • English
  • 0778303691
  • 9780778303695
  • 27,095

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"Deeply moving and exquisitely lyrical, this is a powerhouse of a debut novel." -Tess Gerritsen "Beautifully written, compassionately told, and relentlessly suspenseful." -Diane Chamberlain "Gudenkauf moves the story forward at a fast clip and is adept at building tension." -Publishers Weekly"show more

About Heather Gudenkauf

Heather Gudenkauf is an Edgar Award nominated, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Heather lives in Iowa with her husband and children. In her free time Heather enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and more

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34,421 ratings
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Book brings you in from the very first page, definately kept me guessing the entire book and couldnt put it down. Ended well and look foward to reading more from this authorshow more
by Chrystal Amos
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