The Silence of Murder
By Dandi Daley Mackall Book Report By Brooke Weisheit
Jeremy (Jer)- a voiceless defendant
Rita- mother of Hope and Jer
Chase- pitcher on the team
T.J.- Hope's best friend
Coach Johnson- the one who got murdered
Raymond- Jer's lawyer
Sheriff Wells- Chase's father
Caroline Johnson- Coach Johnson's wife, who is currently diagnosed with cancer
About the Book
One night Hope was at home all alone. She kept receiving phone calls from some random person saying "you better watch out!" Chase came over and helped Hope. Whenever Hope goes somewhere there is a white pickup that follows her. She never knows who it is. Chase and Hope's relationship takes a big step and they start dating. T.J. isn't happy about that so he leaves Hope.
While Chase and Hope were hanging out one night, they saw the white pickup. They crashed into the pickup, only to find out it was Sheriff Well's, Chase's father.
On the last day of court, Hope brings four jars to court. She opens the jars and reads the paper that is inside and it says, "The day I found out Coach was my father". Jer wrote that. Jer was at the stables at the time Coach was murdered. Rita was there yelling at Coach, to give her money. Rita then left angry. Jer overheard the conversation and found out that Coach was his father. In the third jar the note said, "The time when Chase was running away from the stables". The fourth jar said, "When my dad was murdered". Chase Wells confessed and said he was the murderer. Not Rita, not Caroline and definitely not Jer. So, the bat Jer had was the one Chase used, but Jer was trying to protect whoever murdered his dad. Chase killed Coach Johnson because he ended up not on the list of pitchers for the big game. He got a little out of control and hit Coach. He didn't mean to, he just got a temper. As for Sheriff Wells, he knew Chase killed Coach all along, but wasn't going to do anything about it.