As we flash back in time to watch Lucy's growing relationship with Matt - and with Griffin, the bad boy she can't let go of - we see a portrait of raw human emotion, mistakes that cost more than anyone could have seen, and the shattering, unthinkable turns that tore Lucy and her children apart in a chilling way that will wrench every mother's heart. It's a suspenseful story that probes a question that's very much on the minds of fiction readers today -- how well do you kw the person you married, and how much can you trust them with your heart -- and with your future.
JIM THOMSON is Harvard educated, one of the first to join Andre Dubus III's writing workshop along with Elizabeth Berg, George Packard, Chris Tilghman, and Dennis Lehane. This is his first novel. He lives in Natick, Massachusetts and has three grown children.