It’s all well and good until a baby arrives after decades of longing, strangers slowly weave themselves into the mix, and one seemingly perfect family starts to slowly unravel. Sometimes you just gotta scorch the earth and start over. If you start reading this book at noon, you’ll finish by midnight. If you start at 7 pm, you’ll stay up all night–as I did.
–Wendee Wieking, Queen Anne Book Company, Seattle, WA
Ng’s follow-up to her breakout bestseller, Everything I Never Told You, traces the fault lines in a privileged suburban community. Those of us experienced in reading the tea leaves of book covers might note that the author quote placed above the title is from The Girl on the Train‘s Paula Hawkins, which is code for “This literary novel reads like a thriller!”
–Tom Nissley, Phinney Books, Seattle, WA