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Author: Gillian French Narrator: Caitlin Davies Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2018 ISBN: 9780062841681
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Everyone in Tenney’s Harbor, Maine, has heard of the Garrison tragedy. A mysterious fire. A family of five reduced to one. For people like Pearl Haskins—whose dad was the caretaker of the Garrison property when the house went up in flames—the whispers about that night are more than upsetting. They hurt.

With her disgraced father now trying to find steady work in between booze benders, Pearl’s future doesn’t reach beyond the country club, where she serves food to the rich townspeople who return every summer.

This year, a group of privileged boys has made a point of sitting in Pearl’s section. Though she’s repulsed by everything they stand for, she’s drawn to the quiet leader of the pack, Tristan—the last surviving Garrison—and the sadness coming off him in waves. Befriending the summer boys might irk her to her core, but inside their fold of elite parties and reckless whims could be answers to what happened the night of the fire.

Hidden beneath the glittering facade of wealth and luxury, Pearl discovers a dark and twisted web of lies and betrayals that will change Tenney’s Harbor forever.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “With intriguing characters and unexpected twists and turns, French keeps her readers guessing until the very end.”

    School Library Journal

  • “A little bit Gatsby, a little bit The Girl on the Train. An absolutely propulsive storyline.”

    Jessie Ann Foley, author of Neighborhood Girls

  • “Combines class struggles, family drama, and murder. This book lingers in the best way possible.”

    Lamar Giles, author of Fake ID

  • “Unflinching, haunting prose. An excellent teen mystery that reveals far more than ‘whodunnit.’”

    Maria Padian, author of Wrecked

  • “A lush summer atmosphere, class tensions, and complex romantic feelings all hit pitch-perfect notes…An eerie, well-drawn mystery.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

Gillian French’s short fiction has appeared in various publications and anthologies. She holds a BA in English from the University of Maine. She lives in Maine with her husband and son.

About the Narrator

Caitlin Davies is an actress and voice artist. She has a bachelor’s degree from Vassar College and has studied acting at the Eugene O’Neill National Institute, the British American Drama Academy, the Barrow Group, and Brown University/Trinity Rep.