I Do Not Speak Of It
Once, a long time ago, Jessica was a person who had never told a lie.
That was a long time ago. Lying's now a part of her - not just because she's a Werewolf, but because she's made mistakes that no one can ever, ever know about. There are parts of her past that people can't ever learn about, and she'll do anything to keep it that way.
Lies are becoming easy - too easy. She's worried that one day she's going to say something out of place and her carefully built history will fall apart, leaving only the truth in its place.
But so far she's managing. What's in the past is staying there, and with each day that passes she can bury it a little deeper.
Then a murder breaks the town. Everyone's a suspect. Honesty is needed for trust and, well, Jess isn't very good at either of those things.
Then there's another murder.
As time passes Jess begins to realize that what's happening involves her - and her once best friend, who'd been declared a runaway since he went missing a year ago - more than anyone else realizes. Now she's got to figure out how, before someone else dies. Envelopes, messages in blood, taunts - everything is directed at her. Worse, the murderer's setting her up. If she doesn't tell the truth soon enough, they're going to kill everyone she loves. And frame her for it.
They want what frightens Jess the most of all - the truth. But not just one quiet confession in the dark, they want everyone to know, everyone she loves or cares about, everyone she's grown up with and who still think of her of innocent.
Jess has got to make a choice, fast. Either figure out who the murderer is and stop them before they kill again - and risk losing someone she loves - or tell everyone the one thing she's tried so desperately to hide - and lose them in a different way anyway.
Cover by the wonderfully talented @OutrageousOllo (go check out her works!)