Gina Paletta should have been used
to upheaval. From her childhood in a small southern town to her career in
Manhattan’s glamorous modeling world to sudden, unplanned motherhood, Gina has
forever struggled to keep her life under control. Now, at thirty-three—her
“year of waking up”—she has moved with her young sons to upstate New York and
reinvented herself as a college professor.
But Gina learns that security
is an illusion when a pair of police detectives arrive at her doorstep. Two of
Gina’s students have posted salacious photographs of her on a website. Even
more troubling, these young men are suspects in a local murder. Beneath the
campus elms, amid the ivied masonry of the collegiate buildings, and in the
libraries where she secrets herself from the world, Gina Paletta must now
contend with a new sensation: terror.
As the tension rises, Gina
turns to her family and friends, only to discover lies and violence beneath
placid surfaces. Fearful for her safety and that of her children, determined to
guard the new life she has built, Gina comes to rely on the company and
protection of one of the detectives assigned to her case. Yet even as their
relationship grows more complicated, the danger around them mounts, and Gina
finds herself marshaling reserves of strength and resolve she never dreamed
Riveting and hypnotic, lyrical
and tense, Every Secret Thing is a remarkable debut—a
provocative psychological drama about love, guilt, fear, and every secret thing
that binds us together. Download and start listening now!