The Weight of Silence

The Weight of Silence

Heather Gudenkauf

It occurs quietly one August morning. As dawn's shimmering gentle drenches the humid Iowa air, households wake up to discover their little ladies have long gone lacking within the night.

Seven-year-old Calli Clark is good, mild, a dreamer who suffers from selective mutism because of tragedy that pulled her deep into silence as a toddler.

Calli's mom, Antonia, attempted to be the simplest mom she may possibly in the confines of marriage to a quite often absent, usually offended husband. Now, although she denies that her husband can be taken with the potential abductions, she fears her determination to stick in her marriage has fee her greater than her daughter's voice.

Petra Gregory is Calli's ally, her soul mate and her voice. yet neither Petra nor Calli has been heard from on account that their disappearance used to be chanced on. desirous to locate his baby, Martin Gregory is pressured to confront a facet of himself he didn't understand existed underneath his highbrow, professorial demeanor.

Now those households are tied by means of the query of what occurred to their teenagers. And the answer's trapped within the silence of unstated family members secrets.

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