Told from alternating points of view, the story starts with Noah waiting for the verdict in his murder trial. Then we go to Maggie...before. We find that she has not seen her daughter Anna since her husband retained custody years ago. Maggie suffered from severe postpartum depression and couldn’t fight her husband for custody. Chapter two begins with Maggie hearing from a teenaged Anna who wants to see her. Thrilled, Maggie makes arrangements to meet Anna at her boarding school.
The plot jumps back and forth, and we find that their lives fall apart when Anna moves in with Maggie, Noah and Caleb. Although Noah seems to be trying to build a relationship with Anna, Maggie feels a tension in the air, so when Anna is murdered and Noah is accused, she doesn’t know what to believe.
Some readers might be put off with the writing style, but I found it interesting. As each chapter ended, I anxiously jumped into the next, trying to decide exactly who I believed. There was a bit of predictability, but there was enough mystery to keep me interested throughout.
Publisher - St. Martin's Press
Date of Publication - April 10, 2018