Bestselling author of The Mother-in-Law
From the outside, Essie's life looks idyllic: a loving
husband, a beautiful house, and a nearby mother who
dotes on her granddaughter. But few of Essie's friends
know her secret shame: that in a moment of maternal
despair, she once walked away from her newborn, who
was asleep in her stroller in a park. Disaster was avoided
and Essie got better. But she still is anxious about what
could have happened, even as her daughter gets older
and she has a second baby.
Bestselling author of The Mother-in-Law When a woman named Isabelle moves in next door to Essie, she is an immediate object of curiosity in the neighborhood. Why single, when everyone else is married
with children? Why renting, when everyone else owns?
What mysterious job does she have? And why is she so
fascinated with Essie? the two women grow closer and Essie's friends voice their disapproval, it starts to
become clear that Isabelle's choice of address was no
accident - and that her presence threatens to bring
shocking secrets to light.