'To say I love this book is an understatement ...It moved me to tears' Reese Witherspoon
'Just read it ... Outstanding' Matt Haig
'Beautifully composed, entirely captivating, and exceptionally sensible on the subject of teenage years and influence' Nick Hornby
Everybody in Shaker Heights was discussing it that summer: how Isabelle, the last of the Richardson children, had finally gone around the bend and burned the home down.
In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive residential area of Cleveland, whatever is thoroughly prepared - from the layout of the winding roads, to the colours of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose directing principle is playing by the rules.Enter Mia Warren-
an enigmatic artist and single mom -who arrives in this picturesque bubble with her teenage daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than simply tenants: all 4 Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter set. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past, and a neglect for the rules that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.When old household pals try to embrace a Chinese-American infant, a custody fight erupts that significantly divides the town-and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides. Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to reveal the tricks in Mia's past. Her fascination will come at an unforeseen and destructive cost ... What readers are stating:'Highly suggested, magnificently composed and thought-provoking" An engrossing read''Absolutely brilliant" Great characters,
interesting plot that leaves you desperate to read more and composed magnificently. I loved
it and highly recommend