• The Price of Silence

  • By: Kate Wilhelm
  • Narrated by: Anna Fields
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (2,072 ratings)

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The Price of Silence

By: Kate Wilhelm
Narrated by: Anna Fields
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Publisher's summary

In a small town, everyone knows everyone else's business. But in Brindle, Oregon, there's a secret nobody wants to see.

Todd Fielding, a newly married young woman, comes to Brindle for a job with the local newspaper, which plans to celebrate the town's centennial by printing photos and letters from the town's history. But the relics of the past hide a dark secret.

When a young girl disappears and no one in the town appears particularly concerned, Todd looks deeper. She uncovers the shocking fact that five other girls have run away from Brindle under strange circumstances over the past 20 years, but no one seems interested in finding them. As she begins to understand the history of a town steeped in evil, manipulation, and cold-blooded murder, she decides the secrecy has lasted far too long.

©2005 Kate Wilhelm (P)2006 Blackstone Audio Inc.

Critic reviews

"Combining oppressive isolation and creepy characters, genre veteran Wilhelm creates a genuinely eerie atmosphere that pulls readers in and keeps them turning the pages." (Booklist)
"One of the masters of psychological fiction in America." (San Francisco Chronicle)