Title: The weight of silence
Author: Heather Gudenkauf
Series or stand-alone: Stand-alone
Setting: Willow Creek, IA
Louis and I see you nearly at the same time.
One August morning, Calli Clark and her best friend Petra go missing. Calli is, however, a selective mute and has been for three years since a traumatic experience when she was just four-years-old. The book is told from multiple points of view and although it's written in different tenses, it is a great suspense book as we look for the girls and learn what happened all those years ago to quiet Calli.
I would recommend this to my patrons who are fond of Jodi Picoult's books. The best thing about this book, really, is that the author is from Dubuque. I gotta support my Iowa authors and I've been really happy to see all the buzz this book has been getting.