A twisty thriller from the author of Stolen Things, asking how tightly we are bound to our pasts, how much we can trust those around us, and how far a mother will go to protect her child.
Jillian Marsh has overcome adversity. She escaped her toxic upbringing at the hands of her religious zealot mother as a teenager, and after hitting rock bottom due to alcoholism in her twenties, she not only got sober, but she also built a successful marriage and medical career, even if she never made up for all the mistakes she made during her drinking days. But, nearly a decade later, Jillian's life is once again spiraling downward. Jillian's wife, Rochelle, has abandoned her while she is pregnant with Rochelle's biological child, and she is constantly unsettled in her now-empty home—items missing from their usual places, burning candles she can't recall lighting, the screen from her bedroom window removed— Her mommies-to-be group isn't as comforting as it once was. Bree, Camille, Maggie, and Jillian vowed to support one another not only as mothers, but also in their sobriety, careers, and maintaining their independence after their children were born... a sisterhood that begins to unravel when the women's secrets are unwittingly revealed.
As the situation in Jillian's home worsens, she's forced to ask herself: Is one of her ostensibly trustworthy friends not who she claims to be? Is Rochelle attempting to deceive her in order to gain sole custody of their daughter? Or, worst of all, is Jillian transforming into her own mother, imagining everything as a form of subliminal sabotage directed at her unborn child?
When the missing items become clear threats, and the circle of people she can trust shrinks, Jillian knows only one thing: she will do whatever it takes to protect her baby.... Read More