What lies in the mind of an innocent child who cannot sleep? From the young age of three, Esperanza suffers endless nights of deprived sleep, set on a path of struggle against her perverted father, Hector, and her enabling mother, Carmen. Unable to rely on the two most important people in her life, to care for, protect, and love her, Esperanza instead grows up with regular physical and sexual abuse from her father. Esperanza's four brothers knew little to nothing of the torment going on down the hall. As they grew up and had children of their own, planting roots in Southern California, Hector's evil nature remained a well-kept secret - until an unexpected echo of "me too"s caused a familial uprising, breaking decades long silence.
At the age of 57, Esperanza shares her life story with her 32 year old daughter, Amelia, who takes it upon herself to investigate further. With her mother's guidance, Amelia dives heart-first into their family's dark history, unveiling the truth about pain, cultures of silence, the impact of long-term abuse, and the beauty in the ability to overcome it.
Esperanza and Amelia take us through the darkest side of humanity, but show us the light that is always within reach. Chillingly beautiful, Where Silence Ends is a true story of a Mexican family that inspires and draws readers to the beauty of speaking out.