There was so much anger brewing in the child that sometimes Alicia feared for all of them. And now she had gone and done this terrible thing. This terrible, terrible thing.
Tara has lost her voice. She knows there was pain and fear but she cannot remember anything else. Now she can only answer the questions with silence.
Minnie has buried her voice for years, losing herself in silence and isolation, keeping her secrets safe and her broken heart concealed.
Liam finds refuge in silence; it is a place to go to when he cannot get the words out.
Kate cannot speak for herself just yet.
People are only separated from each other by moments, by fate and coincidence.
One teenage mistake, one shocking choice and one terrible night will lead to courage found, voices raised and the truth finally spoken.
A gripping, moving novel from Australia's queen of white-knuckle suspense and searing family drama.
Nicole Trope is a former high school teacher with a Masters Degree in Children's Literature. In 2005 she was one of the winners of the Varuna Awards for Manuscript Development. In 2009 her young adult novel titled I Ran Away First was shortlisted for the Text Publishing Prize. The Secrets in Silence is Nicole's third novel. Her previous titles include The Boy Under the Table (A&U 2012) and Three Hours Late (A&U 2013).
The Secrets In Silence
Allen and Unwin
Author: Nicole Trope