The Weight of Silence begins with Detective Nicole Foster starting over in the her hometown. Raising her niece and working as a detective, Nicole is still haunted by her addictions and her sociopath of a sister. A death of a child left in a hot car turns into a horrific case as all signs point to it being on purpose. With the twists the reader expects from Mr. Olsen's books, the story becomes a dark, shocking ride of truth and accountability. I found the ending to be a little bit too easy and somewhat of a cop out. Overall the book snags the reader and does not let go for a very suspenseful read. My voluntary unbiased review is based upon a review copy from Netgalley.