A New York Times Editor's Choice
An NPR, Oprah, Vogue, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and Globe and Mail Summer Reading Pick
A Kirkus Reviews, Amazon, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, and Newsday Most Notable Books of 2012
Winner of 2011 Wellcome Prize: First work of fiction to win
Following her internationally acclaimed New York Times bestselling debut novel, Turn of Mind, Alice LaPlante returns with a searing and spellbinding psychological thriller of marital deception, revenge, and murder.
Alice LaPlante's acclaimed psychological thrillers are distinguished by their stunning synthesis of family drama and engrossing suspense. Her new novel is an affecting foray deeper into the creases of family life—and the light-and-dark battle of faith—as LaPlante delves into the barbed psyche of a teenager whose misguided convictions bear irrevocable consequences.