Josephine Hurst has her family under
control. With two beautiful daughters, a brilliantly intelligent son, a
tech-guru of a husband and a historical landmark home, her life is picture
perfect. She has everything she wants; all she has to do is keep it that way.
But living in this matriarch’s determinedly cheerful, yet subtly controlling
domain hasn’t been easy for her family, and when her oldest daughter, Rose,
runs off with a mysterious boyfriend, Josephine tightens her grip, gradually
turning her flawless home into a darker sort of prison.
Resentful of her sister’s newfound
freedom, Violet turns to eastern philosophy, hallucinogenic drugs, and extreme
fasting, eventually landing herself in the psych ward. Meanwhile, her brother
Will shrinks further into a world of self-doubt. Recently diagnosed with
Aspergers and epilepsy, he’s separated from the other kids around town and is
homeschooled to ensure his safety. Their father, Douglas, finds resolve in the
bottom of the bottle, an addict craving his own chance to escape. Josephine
struggles to maintain the family’s impeccable façade, but when a violent
incident leads to a visit from child protective services, the truth about the
Hursts might finally be revealed. Download and start listening now!