Silent Vows by Jill Ramsower EPUB & PDF – eBook Details Online
- Author Name: Jill Ramsower
- Book Genre: Dark, Romance
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- Edition Language: English
- Date of Publication: October 17th 2022
- File Format: PDF / EPUB
- PDF / EPUB File Size: 3.7 MB
Some events in life are so transformative, they can leave a person
speechless. When my father had my mother killed six months ago, words
completely escaped me. Nothing I could say would help me understand or
keep me from being in danger, so I chose not to say anything at all.
For the past six months, I hadn’t spoken a single word.
Not to my brother or my best friend. Not even alone in the dark.
I hadn’t made a sound since I’d woken up in the hospital after the car
wreck that had taken my mother’s life. At first, I was in a state of shock
while processing what had happened and trying to comprehend the
magnitude of my loss—my mother and father gone in the blink of an eye.
Dad might not have been in that car, but he was dead to me all the same.
He’d orchestrated the accident that had stolen the best part of my world
from me. My mother. My heart. Without her, a gaping hole had been carved
from my soul.
In the midst of my crippling sorrow, fear and fury simmered to life
beneath my surface. All of it was directed at one man. The same man who
should have been my solace and sanctuary. I became so furious with my
father that I feared what I might say. That he’d hear the accusation and
frustration coating my words and figure out I knew the truth.
So I didn’t dare open my mouth.
The bruising across my neck from the seat belt and doctors speculating
about possible trauma gave me the perfect excuse. My father was only too
happy to accept my silence. He had whisked me back home to a life I no
longer recognized. A life under virtual lock and key.
Days turned into weeks turned into months.
The one time each day I could be alone beyond the walls of my father’s
home was during my morning coffee run. Each morning, I was allowed to
go get coffee—with supervision, of course. Umberto, the goon assigned to
keep tabs on me, had quit following me inside after the first couple of
months on my daily errand. He stood outside on his phone while I sat at a
table with my breakfast and contemplated how to escape the clutches of a
mafia life I now hated.
I would have run away if things had been that simple, but they never
were. The issue was my younger brother. I couldn’t leave him behind, but
getting him to come with me would be a challenge. He idolized my father.
Always had. Even if Dad allowed us to be alone together unobserved,
convincing Sante would be a monumental task. The dilemma plagued me
every single day. I’d been biding my time for the right opportunity, but after
six months of constant supervision, I was growing more worried by the day
that my chance would never come.
“Hey, Noemi. The usual?” The kind older gentleman behind the counter
waved when I entered. The morning crew at the coffee shop all knew me by
name, though I never talked to them. I’d only had to write out the
explanation for my silence once, which was a relief. They’d been very
understanding and did all the talking for me.
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