Shadow of Silence

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Judith Erwin

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A devoted young wife faces an unspeakable dilemma, makes an agonizing choice, and lives with the devastating consequences.



Short Summary

In a small town, east of Atlanta, ANNIE CAMERON and her husband, DAN, an FBI agent, have a seemingly ideal life, lacking only a baby. But when Annie discovers she is pregnant, her world implodes. At the approximate time of conception, Annie was raped by her brother-in-law, sexy, bad boy type, Cole Dalton. She failed to report the assault because of the potential effect on her older sister and other family members. In addition, because she had a crush on Cole in her adolescence, she feared her credibility might be questioned. Speculating the baby is Cole’s, Annie considers abortion. However, at the last minute, she rejects the procedure. Her choice made, she compromises her moral compass by protecting the secret. Plagued with guilt and fear of exposure, Annie’s misery is increased by family gatherings where she must disguise her disgust for the man she despises, cringing in horror at his touch.


A rural Georgia town, Atlanta, and possibly Savannah, NYC, and Paris

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth, Voyage and Return, Emotional dilemma, tragedy with happy ending

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Twist, Philosophical Questions,Twist,Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

Sexual Abuse, Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Annie Cameron

Age: Mid-twenties

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Charming,Complex,Empathetic,Faithful

Additional Character Details

Name: Dan Cameron

Age: Early thirties

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Charming,Confident,Educated,Honorable,Leader,Masculine,Selfless,Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Cole Dalton

Age: Late Thirties

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Badass,Aggressive,Sexy,Masculine,Unapologetic,Outspoken,Blunt

Additional Character Details

Name: Alex Dalton

Age: Thirties

Gender: Female

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Charming,Confident,Blunt,Outspoken,Funny,Unapologetic

About The Author

Judith Erwin is an award winning author of romance, romantic suspense, and women’s fiction with a mystery series in progress. A graduate of the University of Florida, College of Law, Erwin practiced family law for more than two decades. Prior to obtaining her law degree, she worked as a freelance journalist, publishing numerous reviews, profiles, and other articles on dance and theater. THE STUDIO was a Gold Medal Winner in the FAPA President's Book Awards, a Finalist in the Reader's Favorite Book Awards, and an Amazon best seller. SHADOW OF DOUBT was a RPLA Finalist for Romance Novel of the Year.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Female Leaning

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Self

Year Published: 2014

Hard Copy Available



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