Beth Swain Silenced

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Silenced

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Secrets kept by three generations of women explode as Jean Farrell digs into her family history as part of a college psychology assignment. Jean's questions spark a psychotic rage in her Grandma Rose-a rage Jean has witnessed in the past, and one that causes her to recall her own terrifying childhood memories of Grandma Rose holding her under water in the family's pond. Tragically, Grandma Rose slips into a comatose state, and Jean feels responsible. In an effort to understand what triggered this event and to help her grandmother break free from the horror of the past, Jean must revisit the terrors of her own childhood as she tries to find answers to the questions that plague her. Jean's mother insists that some things are better left alone, and pressures Jean to stop her investigation. But Jean refuses to be silenced. Her search leads her to the state mental hospital, where years before, her grandmother was a patient. Jean soon unearths a crime hidden in the minds of former patients, including Grandma Rose, who knows something too terrifying to tell-knowledge she has kept silent for decades. To solve this mystery, Jean must face not only the wounds of her past, but also the silent anguish carried all these years by her mother and grandmother. Silenced shows how family patterns carry down from generation to generation, twisting and imprisoning people for decades. And the resiliency of the person who often is lost behind the label of "mental illness" emerges with surprising strength and wisdom.

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