"A Silence of Mockingbirds"

      Investigative journalist and author Karen Spears Zacharias never anticipated that she would become one of the characters involved in a high-profile murder. But when she reconnects with a young woman named Sarah, who lived in the Zacharias home at one time and was treated like family, Karen discovers that something unspeakable has happened to Sarah's daughter, Karly. Compelled to consider her own culpability in this tragic case, Karen pieces together what happened to Karly through court documents, investigators' interviews, and interviews with friends, family, law enforcement officials, and key witnesses in her new memoir A Silence of Mockingbirds.

      Karen has a book event tonight at 7:00 pm at Powell's at 3415 SW Cedar Hills in Beaverton.

      To learn more about how you can help in the fight against child abuse contact these organizations:

      National Children's
      Fathers & Families
      Rep. Sara Gelser out of Corvallis