Feb 2012 / ISBN 97807582
by Barbara Buhrer
Tom Hawkins, a former Navy Seal, returned to his hometown of Silo,
New Hampshire after nine years. He becomes the coach of the girls
soccer team. He is trying to mend the bitterness with his daughter
which was fostered by his ex-wife. His ex-wife is murdered and the
police are looking at Tom as a person of interest. Then a blog appears
accusing Tom of sleeping with one of the soccer players. Rumors
escalate with incriminating evidence against Tom. Tom must prove
his innocence by probing into his family, his friends and even his
This is a thriller with a fast paced true to life plot. The dilemma
of an innocent man whose life has been ruined by falsehoods is well
presented. The struggle of a father to protect his daughter and
to reestablish the bond of love and trust between them is well defined.
This plot is very relevant at this time when teachers are in danger
of misinformation, rumors and false accusations.