It moved me to tears.” - Reese Witherspoon From the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You , a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives.In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead.
It's a marvel." – Paula Hawkins “To say I love this book is an understatement.
It’s a deep psychological mystery about the power of motherhood, the intensity of teenage love, and the danger of perfection.
As she embraces a fuller sense of who she might be, Maddie becomes aware not only of the dark forces around her, but of life’s beauty and surprising possibilities. That dream was cut short by her fantastically unbalanced father and a morbidly eccentric childhood.
It did, however, open up an opportunity for Lawson to find the humor in the strange shame-spiral that is her life, and we are all the better for it.
Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair.