Laura Brandon’s promise to her dying father was simple: to visit an elderly woman she’d never heard him speak of before. A woman who remembers nothing–except the distant past. Visiting Sarah Tolley seemed a small enough sacrifice to make.
But Laura’s promise results in another death–her husband’s. And after their five-year-old daughter, Emma, witnesses her father’s suicide, Emma refuses to talk about it … or to talk at all. Frantic and guilt-ridden, Laura contacts the only person who may be able to help, a man she’s met only once before–a man who doesn’t know he’s Emma’s real father. Together–guided only by a child’s silence and an old woman’s fading memories–the two unravel a tale of love and despair, bravery and unspeakable evil. A tale that unbelievably links them all. A tale shrouded in silence….