Hannah, the younger of the two Taylor sisters, was an honour roll student with big dreams - and an even bigger work ethic that landed her a coveted publishing job in New York City. Nicole, her older sister, was always restless.and more than a little reckless. She moved from job to job, and man to man, eventually marrying Graham McIntosh, a promising young attorney, and giving birth to their son, Ian. For a while, it seemed like both sisters had found happiness.
Now, more than fifteen years have passed, and things have changed: Hannah is married to Graham, and stepmother to Ian. But when Graham is murdered by a masked intruder at the couple's beach house, Hannah has no choice but to welcome her estranged sister, Nicole - Ian's biological mother - back into her life.
When the police begin to treat Ian as a suspect, the two sisters must set aside old resentments and confront the truth behind family secrets in order to help him.
About the Author
Alafair Burke is the New York Times bestselling author of ten previous novels, the most recent of which, The Ex, was nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel. She also co-authors the bestselling Under Suspicion series with Mary Higgins Clark. A former prosecutor, she now teaches criminal law and lives in Manhattan.