This Blog is Dedicated to our dear friend Karen.
When she left this life she left a hole in our hearts as well as several to be read books.
We, her friends, will read these books for her.
This blog will be a sort of book club for us to post our thoughts and feelings about the stories and feelings we have of Karen while we read.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

#28 The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf


We have 2 girls that become unlikely best friends.  One is from a loving, stable home of a mother and father that worked very hard to get her in their lives and the other is from a broken home of an abusive, alcoholic father that is not predictable and the entire family is scared of which also caused this daughter/friend to go mute for 4 years.  So, the relationship of the two girls is Petra (stable one) talking for the both of them, but somehow this works and they are able to communicate with one another.

 Both girls end up in the woods, in the early morning hours, away from the safety of loved ones and their home, however, not for the same purpose. Both are kidnapped, but by different people.  Both are in danger and have people searching for them, however, neither girl knows the other is in the woods or in danger until one happens to find the other. 

It's a page-turner of "who dunnit".  I had it figured out a little more than mid-way so I do feel it was predictable, but it kept me reading. The chapters are super short and told by a person dealing with the situation so the reader gets to see all sides.  I felt it was an enjoyable debut novel by Heather Gudenkauf and I am certain Karen would have enjoyed this one. 

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