The Burden Of Silence

  • Author: Eric PraschanTheBurdenOfSilence
  • Published: July 2015 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Category: Crime, Suspense, Thriller
  • four-half-stars

The smallest town can hide the biggest secret. After Jane Stoneman is killed in broad daylight on a dusty street, those who witness her death scatter to their homes without a word. Such things happen in Hollow Valley. Jane’s brother, Jack, returns to the small Missouri town after a six-year absence and tries to piece together the mystery of her death by following clues she left behind for him. To complicate matters, Jack must seek help from the one woman he’s made a habit of hating—his firecracker of an ex, Tessa Thornstead. Jack and Tessa launch a grassroots investigation that stirs up the close-knit town steeped in the shadow and folklore of the Ozark Mountains. 

After learning his sister has been murdered, Jack Stoneman feels compelled to return to Hollow Valley, the home town he left six years ago. He needs to find out what happened to his sister, why was she was murdered and who did it. The knowledge that she was a meth addict and stabbed to death in broad daylight shakes him to his core. He wondered how she’d managed to keep her addition secret from him. But it seems they both had secrets they kept from each other. Hollow Valley is a place full of secrets. Continue reading