Chester Aaron. Whispers (2004) 181 pp. [tpo]
Publisher’s description: “A series of brutal rapes strikes a tiny Jesuit-run college, and award-winning college journalist Eve Gallagher is shocked to discover the administration is determined to keep the matter buried in silence. As she fights to bring the crimes into the open and the perpetrator to justice, Eve is driven to solve another riddle that was buried in silence years before: the truth about what happened to her sweet, disabled sister Tessa, a secret that has haunted her for most of her life.” Editor’s note: Set on the campus of the fictional Saint Catherine’s College in an unnamed East Bay city. Rape victims are treated at Highland Hospital in Oakland.
Setting: East Bay