“A suspenseful and moving family drama that will leave you wondering where the truth lies” (Harlan Coben, author of Don’t Let Go).
Emma Perotti is on trial for murder. The victim was a young Chinese woman named An-Ling Huang, who walked into Emma’s ESL classroom some time ago and quickly became a major presence in her life. Emma’s husband never completely trusted the girl—but Emma, driven by a long-ago tragedy that haunts her with guilt—embraced her fully, even moving into a loft apartment with her after the couple’s marriage started to deteriorate.
What really happened between these two women—and the men in their lives—is tantalizingly revealed, in a “taut psychological thriller [and] a gripping, intelligent read” (Publishers Weekly).