Fear rules Celia’s life. The sting of it clings to her memories, especially those from the night she was raped. It lurks behind all five of the locks she keeps between herself and the rest of the world. So when she witnesses a woman being beaten, fear seizes hold. She doesn’t mean to run away, but she does. Besides, she’s not alone. Surely one of the other two witnesses will do something.
Emilio wants to act, but wanting to do something and actually doing it fall along a paper-thin edge Emilio so often straddles. And his wife, a wife that is best friends with the victim, will never let him forget it.
And then there’s Sully. Get involved? Nah. It’s not his beef. But with a camera and a little ingenuity, he can turn their little domestic problem into a personal payday. Sully never lets an opportunity go to waste.
SILENT WITNESSES, an 80,000 word literary novel, uses three distinct first-person perspectives to look inside the hearts and minds of three very different types of witnesses as each of them are forced to face the unintended consequences of silence.