This was Heather Gudenkauf’s debut book and I would describe it as a beautiful music piece, just like a musical conductor directing his orchestra, she creatively put this lyrical suspense story together.
Calli and her best friend Petra have a magical friendship, one you don’t question you just accept as is. This story captures what happens in the past, is not forgotten and how it affects everyone, children and adults, and the terrible circumstances when choices are made, sometimes not the right one for everyone involved. The title weight of silence fully comes together at the end.
There are numerous suspense twists, where are the girls, are they together, did someone abduct them, are they alive then you have who, what, where, omg it just keeps going. And the biggest suspense ‘elephant in the room’ answer you want is why doesn’t Calli speak?
And at the end, it was the best Epilogue I have ever read, this was when I wanted to cry.