Would you whisper your deepest, darkest secret into the living room of every house in America?
Marlon Woods is the name on the lips of every sensationalist newscaster in the country. The Pine State University sophomore is now known for surviving a horrific sexual assault at the hands of Parker Sullivan, star quarterback and son of a former Washington governor. After vanishing for the summer, school is back in session, and Marlon must endure the ridicule and speculation of his cruel classmates. The trial date is fast approaching, and Parker stands accused of committing the most heinous crime in the university’s history. Every pixel of Marlon’s assault is available at the click of a button, but many questions still remain unanswered. The world is dying to know the truth. Forced to face his biggest fears under the watchful eye of the hungry media, Marlon is ready to show the world he is more than just a headline.
Hi, I'm Marlon, and I'm sure you've seen my face all over the news. Nice to meet you, and yes, the rumors are true. No, he couldn't talk about it, let alone acknowledge its existence.
This is the first book I've read by Dale Robbins and I'm definitely going to be checking out more!
In Other News reminds me of Speak. The story follows Marlon when he returns to university after his assault is made public without his consent. He finds that not only are rumours swirling about what happened, but some people are downright hostile and blame him. Although the rapist has been kicked out of school, many people hold Marlon accountable. There's a lot of bullying and homophobia directed towards Marlon, but he eventually finds solidarity amongst those who believe him and help him get through the ordeal and ensuing trial.
This is a very raw and realistic tale of how people explain away the actions of rapists and blame the victim. You really feel for Marlon throughout the story.
I'm an Irish-based author originally from Texas. I decided to start independently publishing my novels in 2017 and to date I've published one series, two standalone novels, a novella, and co-written an anthology. Both my reading and my writing interests generally focus on: sci-fi, fantasy and lgbt+.