From the author of the New York Times bestseller Reconstructing
Amelia comes another harrowing, gripping novel that marries psychological
suspense with an emotionally powerful story about a community struggling with
the consequences of a devastating discovery.
At the end of a long winter in well-to-do Ridgedale,
New Jersey, the body of an infant is discovered in the woods near the town’s
prestigious university campus. No one knows who the baby is, or how her body
ended up out there. But there is no shortage of opinions.
When freelance journalist and recent Ridgedale
transplant Molly Sanderson is unexpectedly called upon to cover the story for
the Ridgedale Reader, it’s a risk,
given the severe depression that followed the loss of her own baby. But the
bigger threat comes when Molly unearths some of Ridgedale’s darkest secrets,
including a string of unreported sexual assaults going back twenty years.
Meanwhile, Sandy, a high school dropout, searches for her volatile and now
missing mother, and PTA president Barbara struggles to help her young son,
who’s suddenly having disturbing outbursts.
Told from the perspectives of Molly, Barbara, and
Sandy, Kimberly McCreight’s taut and profoundly moving novel unwinds the
tangled truth about the baby’s death, revealing that these three women have far
more in common than they realized, that the very worst crimes are committed
against those we love, and that—sooner or later—the past catches up to all of
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