Step into picture-perfect Wilshire, home to some of the most
privileged people in the world, where one woman's desperate act could
bring the precariously balanced social order crashing down...
Wilshire, Connecticut, the gilded enclave of Manhattan's prosperous
elite, appears to be a vision of suburban tranquility: the mansions are
tastefully designed, the lawns are expertly manicured, and the streets
are as hushed as the complexities in the residents lives. Rosalyn
Barlow, the most envied woman in Wilshire, is waging a battle of social
manipulation to silence the scandalous gossip that threatens her
daughter's reputation while her self-made billionaire husband grows
more and more distant in his young retirement. But for fourteen
year-old Caitlin Barlow, navigating life as a teenager in a culture of
wealth and sexual promiscuity has become far more perilous than either
of her parents knows. Newcomer Sarah Livingston has nothing but disdain
for everyone and everything around her and a growing terror at having
another child in a world she's come to resent. As she is pulled into
the Barlow family's storm, the walls begin to close in around her
marriage and the life she once thought she wanted. And for Jacqueline
Halstead, who's just discovered her husband is under investigation for
fraud surrounding his hedge fund, saving her family from total ruin
means doing the unthinkable – and shaking the Barlow family, Wilshire's
insular community, and herself to the core.
About The Author
Wendy Walker is a former commercial litigator and investment banker
who now works at home in Connecticut writing and raising her children.
She is the author of Four Wives, the editor
of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms, Chicken
Soup for the Soul: Thanks Mom, and Chicken
Soup for the Soul: Thanks Dad. She is currently working
on her third novel.