In Stillwater, Mississippi, the much beloved Reverend Lee Barker has been missing for 19 years. Some people say he just got in his car and drove away. But most of the townspeople suspect that his widow and stepchildren murdered him and buried his body somewhere on the farm. Why would they suspect Grace? She would have only been 13 years old! How could she have had anything to do with it? They also suspect his gold digging widow, who, after all, was not good enough for the righteous reverend. And then there was Clay, the rebellious teenager, who now carries a big gun and waves a big fist trying to keep people from digging up the past.
Well, I don’t want to give too much away! Dead Silence is the first book in Brenda Novak’s trilogy. Dead Giveaway and Dead Right completes the series.