Author(s): Aaron Hartzler
How much would you have to see to speak up? The party at John Doone's last Saturday night is a bit of a blur. Kate Weston can piece together most of the details: Stacey Stallard handing her shots, Ben Cody taking her keys and getting her home early...But when a picture of Stacey passed out over Deacon Mills's shoulder appears online the next morning, Kate suspects she doesn't have all the details. When Stacey levels charges against four of Kate's classmates, the whole town erupts into controversy. Facts that can't be ignored begin to surface, and every answer Kate finds leads back to the same questions: Who witnessed what happened to Stacey and what awaits them if they choose to speak up?
Critically acclaimed memoirist Aaron Hartzler, takes an unflinching look at what happens to a small town when some of its residents commit a terrible crime. This honest, authentic debut novel will resonate with readers who've ever walked that thin line between guilt and innocence.