Compelling Novel Tells the Story of a High School Freshman with a Painful Past

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Author Janiliz Cortes unravels the secret behind the deafening silence of Danielle Wright, a high school loner at Caldwell High

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Danielle Wright is every bit of a high school loner over at Caldwell High. She can’t help it. She can’t even remember the last time she hung out with so many people and actually enjoyed doing it. She feels the emptiness in her heart. Her deafening silence is a mystery to her friends but the scars behind it is burning from within.

Silentium, a compelling novel written by Janiliz Cortes tells the story of the Wright siblings in high school freshmen and twin sisters Danielle and Catlin as well as their senior brother Adam who all goes to school at Caldwell High. Among the three, Danielle is the loner who also keeps a deep dark secret her friends never knew.
She considers her life, happiness and friends as just a mass blur of everything and nothing. No matter how fast she run away or how far she goes, the pain and the memories of what transpired in her past keeps on hunting her and continue to inflict more pain in her back.

To get away from it all, Danielle applies the cold, silent treatment to people around her. But when she meet Skylar Hartly, she begins to open herself to him and eventually, he was able to unravel the secrets behind her silence as it involves Vincent Monroe, a senior who runs the student council in school and his accomplice, Marlene Gray. What will Skylar find out? How will Danielle face the truth and move on with her life? Will she exact revenge? Will fear forever keeps her in silence?

Readers will sure to follow the mystery behind Silentium and how the plot thickens at every turn of a page. It will remind them that secrets can’t be kept forever through silence. Somewhere and somehow, even the deepest, darkest, hidden secrets are just waiting to unravel in which the author cunningly done so in this brilliantly written novel.

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Silentium * by Janiliz Cortes
Publication Date: June 19, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 181 pages; 978-1-4771-2439-0
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 181 pages; 978-1-4771-2440-6
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4771-2441-3

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