The author of the bestselling novel The Party—lauded as “tense and riveting” by New York Times bestselling author Megan Miranda—returns with a chilling new domestic drama about two women whose deep friendship is threatened by dark, long-buried secrets.
Meet Frances Metcalfe. A mom of a special needs child, which has become her full-time position. After a shaky start at the snobby Forrester Academy, he’s made a friend. Unlike Frances, who is riddled with guilt she can’t share and looked down on by the snooty moms at the school and has not one friend.
Meet Kate Randolph. Beautiful, confident with a son she also adores and who becomes Marcus’s best friend and a good influence on his behavior issues. And miracle of miracles Kate doesn’t want to be friends with the upper crust at school. She wants to be friends with Frances.
But there is something off about the Randolph’s. While Kate dotes on her son, her daughter is pretty much forgotten. Until she needs Frances to bail her out of some trouble and that is when Frances finds out Kate is not who she says she is and is keeping an awful secret of her own. Not just from the world, but from her own daughter.
Asking the questions, Can people really ever change who they are at their core? And if so, can they be forgiven for the sins they committed? After reading this one, I’m not so sure anymore!
Great Read. And just twisty enough!
Netgalley/July 10th 2018 by Gallery/Scout Press