scholarship at a prestigious East Coast college, ordinary Mabel Dagmar is surprised
to befriend her roommate, the beautiful, blue-blooded Genevra Winslow. Ev
invites Mabel to spend the summer at Bittersweet, the cottage on the Vermont
estate where her family has been holding court for more than a century—the kind of place where swimming boldly is
required and the children twirl sparklers across the lawn during cocktail hour.
Mabel falls in love with the midnight skinny-dips, the wet dog smell lingering
in the air, the moneyed laughter carrying across the still lake, and before she
knows it, she has everything she’s ever wanted—wealth, friendship, a
boyfriend, and, most of all, the sense, for the first time in her life, that
But as Mabel
becomes an insider, she makes a terrible discovery, which leads to shocking
violence and the revelation of the true source of the Winslows’ fortune. Mabel must
choose: either expose the ugliness surrounding her and face expulsion from
paradise, or keep the family’s dark secrets and redefine what is good and what
is evil, in the interest of what can be hers. Download and start listening now!