Conspiracy of Silence by Award-Winning Novelist Martha Powers Selected as Indie Next List Notable for November

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Oceanview Publishing announces that Conspiracy of Silence by award-winning novelist Martha Powers has been selected by IndieBound as an Indie Next List Notable for November. IndieBound (http://www.indiebound.org) rallies passionate readers around a celebration of independent stores and independent thinking. Books designated as Indie Next List Notables represent the hottest up and coming handsells as selected by booksellers and independent bookstores nationwide.

Oceanview Publishing announces that Conspiracy of Silence by award-winning novelist Martha Powers has been selected by IndieBound as an Indie Next List Notable for November. IndieBound (http://www.indiebound.org) rallies passionate readers around a celebration of independent stores and independent thinking. Books designated as Indie Next List Notables represent the hottest up and coming handsells as selected by booksellers and independent bookstores nationwide.

Conspiracy of Silence (Oceanview, ISBN: 978-1-933515-18-2, $24.95) will be available nationwide on November 1, 2008.

On a sunny day in July, protagonist Clare Prentice arrives in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Although she is on assignment to interview the town's notoriously reclusive novelist Nate Hanssen, Clare is really in search of a different story - her story.

Just months before, Clare was a bride-to-be, living in Chicago, and looking to the futureā€¦until the day she learned her entire life had been a lie. Not only does Clare learn that she was adopted, but she soon discovers that there is no record that she or her adoptive mother ever existed. The only clue Clare has to her adoptive mother's real identity is a class ring from Grand Rapids Senior High School. Unable to get on with her future until she reconciles her past, Clare breaks off her engagement.

Unraveling the mystery is like trying to sculpt fog-until the first piece of the puzzle unexpectedly drops into place: Clare's birth mother, Lily Gundersen, was murdered in Grand Rapids. Lily's murder was one of the most talked-about events in the town's history, but no one is talking now.
Amidst the deafening silence, Clare sets out to find out what really happened. But what Clare doesn't realize is that someone will stop at no end to make sure that Clare never finds out the whole story.

A chilling, inventive, and harrowing thriller, Conspiracy of Silence is a taut, complex tale about lies, deception, deadly secrets, and the danger of trying to protect those we love.

Martha Powers is an award-winning novelist who lives in Vero Beach, Florida. Oceanview Publishing (http://www.oceanviewpub.com) is an independent press headquartered in Massachusetts. For more information, please contact Maryglenn McCombs by phone - (615) 297-9875

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