VOICES - A Gemstone Book (TRADE PAPERBACK), 250 pages. *** When the World Conspires against you, where do you turn? Kala Westergaard sees herself as a modern-day Joan of Arc, with the unwarranted persecution but without a cause. Orphaned at the age of four, she is raised by her grandmother and aunt until the fateful night when she and her boyfriend, coming back from a party, are run off the road by a deer in the headlights. Before morning breaks, this simple "accident" leads to a series of murders and rape, setting in motion the novel's chain of life-altering passions, passions that speak profoundly of the mysteries of human character and our own personal "voices" that dictate those passions. *** VOICES is an utterly stirring, erotically charged, and morally complex tale of uncompromising honesty, especially for those who can "read between the lines, those telltale white spaces, where only the most naive think nothing resides."