Sara Shepard, author of Reputation and the #1 New York Times bestselling Pretty Little Liars series, has released her new novel. When the principal of an elite California preschool is assassinated, three mothers who feel like outsiders in the school's manicured and ultra-wealthy community must band together to figure out what she's hiding, figure out who's trying to frame them, and keep their own secrets hidden.
Andrea, Lauren, and Ronnie all see themselves as good, loving moms who are doing their best, but they all have something to hide when they arrive at the Silver Swans preschool Welcome Breakfast. Andrea is fleeing from a past on the East Coast that she does not want the other parents to know about. Lauren is recovering from a postpartum condition about which her husband has advised her not to speak. And Ronnie is hiding herself and her daughter from the one man who could come into their lives at any moment and destroy everything she values. In the school's community of polished parents, they already feel like impostors. However, after the first day of school, notes appear in their children's backpacks. Notes indicating that someone knows their deepest, darkest secrets and wishes for them to be kept hidden. Is there someone who doesn't want them in the neighborhood? Is it something more sinister—does someone have all the answers?
When the school's principal suffers a near-fatal attack, it becomes clear that the Silver Swans community is not as perfect as the brochures and website would have you believe. The three mothers must work together to uncover the school's many secrets before other suspicious parents and town cops close in and blame them for their outsider status... and before they lose everything they've worked so hard for.... Read More