Everybody knows, nobody's talking. That's what's being passed from friend-to-friend as
Skylar Thompson is being questioned by the police in her nice suburban
Long Island town. Her boyfriend Jimmy, baseball and football star--a Scholar-Athlete -- stands accused of brutally assaulting two young
El Salvadoran immigrants from a neighboring town, and she's the prime witness along with Jimmy's best friend and accomplice Sean.
But when Skylar and Sean begin to appreciate the enormity of what has happened, especially when Carlos Cortez, the victim's brother steps up to demand justice, they must figure out why they followed Jimmy--and if they will lie to protect him-- and themselves.
Inspired by true events, most notably the murder of Marcelo Lucero in November of 2008 in Long Island by a group of teens, as well as hate crimes against Hispanics in Brooklyn, NY and rural Pennsylvania, this story grips you from page one --and will stay with you -- and that is the truth.
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