When a young girl is
murdered, the only witness is a severely autistic boy. This acclaimed novel
plumbs two mysteries: an appalling crime and the inscrutable workings of a
Two children wander off from
their school playground during recess. Hours later, they are found in the
woods: one murdered, the other hiding near the body. Adam, the survivor and the
only witness, is a nine-year-old autistic boy who cannot describe what he saw
Barely verbal on the best of
days, Adam has retreated into a silence that Cara, his mother, knows only too
well. As a single mother, she has devoted her life to opening paths of
communication between her son and the outside world. Now she must interpret the
changes in Adam’s behavior-not only to help him through the trauma of his
experience, but also to help the police catch a killer.
A powerful story of the
emotional bond between mother and son, and a thrilling novel of psychological
suspense, this is a fascinating journey into the mind of an autistic child. Download and start listening now!