Hats Off! to NCWN board president Margaret Dardess whose debut thriller, Brutal Silence, received a glowing review from Donna Meredith in Southern Literary Review. "Brutal Silence is a thrill-a-minute that educates readers about a serious—and seriously overlooked—social problem." says Meredith. "Human trafficking couldn’t exist without the cooperation of respected members of our communities. Often we are silent instead of speaking up, and Dardess makes clear that our silence results in brutality we should never countenance." Proceeds from Brutal Silence support the efforts of those who work heroically to combat human trafficking.