A sex scandal at a New England boarding school unleashes a storm of shame and recrimination throughout the small community. A chorus of voices--those of the men, women, and teenagers involved--details the events of that night and their aftermath.
Writing with a pace and intensity surpassing even her own greatest work, Anita Shreve brings us a gripping emotional drama with the impact of a thriller. No one more compellingly""explores the impulses that drive ordinary people into intolerable dilemmas, or the ways in which lives can be derailed or destroyed in one foolish moment.
"Haunting....Paced like a thriller, TESTIMONY sustains its intensity to the end."--Carmela Ciuraru, Hallmark "Gripping. . . . TESTIMONY will break your heart even as you race on to the next page."--Jennifer Roolf Laster, Houston Chronicle " Contrasting the sweetness of young love with the primal recklessness of lust, Shreve paints a chilling portrait of how bad decisions in brief moments can ruin lives."
--Joanna Powell, People "Gripping....Shreve sets us down in a swirling drama that ruins lives, ends one, all stemming from a night of drunken abandon at a prep school."--Sherryl Connelly, New York Daily News "A tale that is mesmerizing, hypnotic, and compulsive. No one walks away unscathed, and that includes the reader."--Bette-Lee Fox, Library Journal