Monday, February 4, 2013

The Unspeakable by Tessa Stockton

When a furtive conflict is pitted between violent leftist guerrillas and a right wing paramilitary group in Colombia, a North American woman mistakenly gets caught in the middle.

“I spent four months, one week and two days in a clandestine prison referred to as The Water Cave. Every day I stared hell in the face, and each day I wanted to die. I don’t want to share too much too quickly. To understand fully, you must join hands with me, fasten your heart to mine, and course through my book. Stumble over the incomprehensible human rights journey with me. I’ve pondered it to the brink of questionable sanity, and it is the only way. It’s the only way to explain. I suppose I should consider myself lucky I survived at all—for many did not—yet, perplexingly so, that’s not the premise of this narrative.

He altered my life, marked me forever.
But it’s not how you might imagine.
This is a story involving Horacio Botello, my torturer known as Puma.”


   The red door glared at me. I glared back and rapped on it. Louder I knocked, until I gave into pounding.
    Then the frightening thought occurred to me that Spencer could have gotten into a car accident or something. He could be lying in some hospital, injured and broken, but how would I know? The folks at the school weren’t talking. Mute language instructors. There’s a new one. I huffed, anxiety running its ruining course. Then I did something I’d never do under normal circumstances. I tried the knob. To my surprise, it opened.
     Stepping inside, I said, “Hello,” softly. “Anybody here? Spence?”
     The silence I met caused me to slide further inward. The dull sound of particles shifting underfoot, as the rubber soles of my tennis shoes grated against something, caught my attention. I lifted my foot. That’s when I noticed the shards of orange glass from a vase, which used to sit on the entry console table. It lay in fragments on the brown tiled floor.
     My stomach did a flip. Proceeding into the main part of the house, the open kitchen and living room, I found things strewn everywhere, tipped over things, broken things.
    Almost choking on a gasp, my hands flew to my mouth. “Oh my God,” I mumbled, implementing an urgent plea through my fingers. “What on earth...” and then I think I had to pick my jaw off the floor, along with a framed photo of my brother with his beloved Ana.

About the Author:
A veteran of the performing arts and worldwide missions, Tessa Stockton also contributed as a writer/editor for ministry publications, ghostwriter for political content, and headed a column on the topic of forgiveness. Today, she writes romance and intrigue novels in a variety of genres.

The Unspeakable is available at:


Barnes & Noble

Wings ePress

Tessa Stockton is giving away a copy of The UnspeakableTo be entered in the giveaway, leave a comment along with your e-mail address. You can enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post for the author. Please note: The giveaway is for U.S. addresses only.


Teela said...

Tessa, your book does grip one and just pull them into the storyline quickly. Thank you for the giveaway and I would like to win your book.

ann said...

This sounds like one interesting book with lots of action . You dabble in alot of various writings I see .Please enter me for your book.

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Anonymous said...

I would like to win this book. Maxie

Tessa Stockton said...

Thank you all for the comments, and thanks to The Barn Door Book Loft for hosting me.

Sharon A. Lavy said...

Wish I was eligible to put my name in the hat. This book sounds very interesting!!!

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