She had secretly wanted the baby to die, but Fate never sided with her until twenty-three years later, when Destiny Childs got her wish.
Broken, middle-aged Destiny daily struggles to survive her haunting past. Dead parents. Unplanned teen pregnancy. Cyclic addiction and depression. Life hasn't treated her kindly. Then one day she sees the name of her castaway daughter on the news: a victim of murder.
Seeing this as an opportunity to extort the rich family her daughter left behind, Destiny crafts a plan. But as all her plans go, it loosens a mess of secrets long buried, along with the truth behind the killing.
In this haunting murder mystery short story, discover the gruesomely intimate stranger harbored within Destiny... and who may lurk within any one of us.
In this riveting prequel to international USA Today best-selling author Pamela Crane's The Little Things That Kill Series, The Scream of Silence unravels the darkest depths of human nature. A chilling tale consumed in under an hour, but not so quickly digested.
The Scream of Silence originally appeared in Reader's Circle of Avenue Park's Crooked Tales anthology but is now published for the first time as a standalone short story.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Ms. Crane can write! In this short story she was able to craft incredible characters, a fast-paced whodunit, and psychological thriller craftmanship that makes her one of the best writers I've read. I look forward to reading the sequel to this book, The Art of Fear. Ms. Crane, you had me at page 1!