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At a New England boarding school, a sex scandal is about to break. But there’s something even more shocking than the sexual acts themselves—the fact that they were caught on videotape.

A Pandora’s box of revelations, the tape triggers a chorus of voices—those of the men, women, teenagers, and parents involved in the scandal—that detail the ways in which lives can be derailed or destroyed in one foolish moment.

Writing with a pace and intensity that surpasses even her own greatest work, Anita Shreve delivers a gripping emotional drama with the impact of a thriller. Testimony explores the dark impulses that sway the lives of seeming innocents, the needs and fears that drive ordinary men and women into intolerable dilemmas, and the ways in which our best intentions can lead to our worst transgressions.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A full and heartbreaking story…Shreve delivers convincing, complicated characters giving each of them a voice.”

    Boston Globe

  • Shreve flawlessly weaves a tale that is mesmerizing, hypnotic, and compulsive. Bette-Lee Fox, Library Journal (starred review)
  • “Engrossing…riveting…[a] fine ensemble work.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Gripping and provoking…Testimony will break your heart even as you race on to the next page…Shreve deftly moves beyond the headlines and into the hearts of the students and, even more clearly, their families…Beautifully crafted insights make the most of Shreve’s unique style, a conversational blend of the poetic and the searing.”

    Houston Chronicle

  • “Shreve’s novels benefit from propulsive plots, and [Testimony] does not lack in this regard. Her charachter delineation is astute and the novel's moral questions are salient. The novel is clever.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Spellbinding…The choice of multiple narrators adds to the intensity of the production.”


  • “Shreve, consummate craftsman and frequent provocateur, is on fire in her latest novel, a mesmerizing read centering on a sex scandal at a prestigious Vermont prep school…Shreve views all of the characters, even the most flawed, with a good deal of compassion, revealing the heartbreaking consequences of a single reckless act.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Shreve, consummate craftsman and frequent provocateur, is on fire…a mesmerizing read.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Shreve arrows in on many targets—underage drinking, instant exposure via the Internet, familial expectations, youthful insecurities, and peer pressure, among them—as she flawlessly weaves a tale that is mesmerizing, hypnotic, and compulsive. No one walks away unscathed, and that includes the reader. Highly recommended.”

    Library Journal

  • “Shreve flawlessly weaves a tale that is mesmerizing, hypnotic, and compulsive.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

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About the Author
Author Anita Shreve

Anita Shreve is the acclaimed author of more than a dozen novels, including Rescue; A Change in Altitude; Testimony; The Pilot’s Wife, which was a selection of Oprah’s Book Club; and The Weight of Water, which was a finalist for England’s Orange Prize.