From Yannick Murphy, award-winning author of The
Call, comes a fast-paced story of murder, adultery, parenthood, and
romance, involving a girls’ swim team, their morally flawed parents, and a
killer who swims in their midst.
In a quiet New England community, members of swim team and
their dedicated parents are preparing for a home meet. The most that Annie, a
swim-mom of two girls, has to worry about is whether or not she fed her
daughters enough carbs the night before; why her husband, Thomas, hasn’t kissed
her in ages; and why she can’t get over the loss of her brother, who shot
himself a few years ago.
But Annie’s world is about to change. From the bleachers,
looking down at the swimmers, a dark-haired man watches a girl. No one notices
him. Annie is busy getting to know Paul, who flirts with Annie despite the fact
that he’s married to her friend Chris, and despite Annie’s greying hair and
crow’s feet. Chris is busy trying to discover whether or not Paul is really
having an affair, and the swimmers are trying to shave milliseconds off their
race times by squeezing themselves into skin-tight bathing suits and
visualizing themselves winning their races.
When a girl on the team is murdered at a nearby highway rest
stop—the same rest stop where Paul made a gruesome discovery years ago—the
parents suddenly find themselves adrift. Paul turns to Annie for comfort. Annie
finds herself falling in love. Chris becomes obsessed with unmasking the
With a serial killer now too close for comfort, Annie and
her fellow swim-parents must make choices about where their loyalties lie. As a
series of startling events unfold, Annie discovers what it means to follow your
intuition, even if love, as well as lives, could be lost. Download and start listening now!