Jake Buckmanís relationship with
his sixteen-year-old son Ryan is not an easy one, so at the urging of
his loving wife, Pam, Jake goes alone to pick up Ryan at their suburban
movie theater. On the way home, Ryan asks to drive on a deserted road,
and Jake sees it as a chance to make a connection. However, what starts
as a father-son bonding opportunity instantly turns into a nightmare.
Tragedy strikes, and with Ryanís entire future hanging in the balance,
Jake is forced to make a split-second decision that plunges them both
into a world of guilt and lies. Without ever meaning to, Jake and Ryan
find themselves living under the crushing weight of their secret, which
treatens to tear their family to shreds and ruin them all.
Powerful and dramatic, Keep Quiet
will have readers and book clubs debating what it means to be a parent
and how far you can, and should, go to protect those you love.