The Weight of Silence

The Weight of Silence

Book - 2009
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The runaway New York Times bestseller--over half a million copies in print  

It happens quietly one hot August morning in Iowa: two families awaken to find their little girls have gone missing in the night. 

Seven-year-old Calli Clark suffers from selective mutism brought on by a tragedy when she was a toddler. Petra Gregory is Calli's best friend--and her voice. But neither girl has been heard from since they vanished. 

Now, Calli and Petra's parents are tied by the question of what happened to their children. And the answer is trapped in the silence of unspoken family secrets.
Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Mira, c2009
ISBN: 9780778319375
9780778327400
077832740X
Characteristics: 373 p

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ladydebv Nov 16, 2014

I love this author's stories and her writing style.. Her stories are so engaging. This was a book you could not put down. It is about 2 little girls who disappear and the search to find them. the chapters are written from the perspective of some of the people involved - one of the girls, the parents, the law enforcement officers, siblings. Makes the story very interesting. It is a suspenseful book which keeps you guessing till the end.

rottmana May 04, 2011

Great book! I loved the suspense! First book I've read from this author, and I'm sure to read more!

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clarity24
Dec 09, 2010

Really fast read, i think I was done with it in 5 hours or so. It's an interesting book, great story, but the end seems rather abrupt; like the author ran out of time and absolutely had to end the book.

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mclark
Jan 27, 2010

Good, fast-paced read. A bit too simplistic for me.

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