From the author of Sweet Hollow Women comes a novel for fans of Liane Moriarty and Megan Abbott about the secrets that hide in the shadows of even the most ordinary-seeming lives.
Idyllic Port Elspeth, Connecticut, is rocked by tragedy.
Shortly after their high school graduation, Evangeline Maddingly, daughter of one of the town’s wealthiest old-money families, and Oliver Prescott, son of one of the town’s wealthiest new-money families, are found dead in an isolated cabin in the woods, outside of town.
The circumstances surrounding their untimely deaths are murky at best, thanks, in large part, to a sweeping effort from those in power to shut down any negative publicity that could harm the reputation of the pristine, ocean-side community.
Five years later…
A small group of strangers gathers to create jewelry for one of Port Elspeth’s many fundraisers. Before long, friendships are forming, and old secrets are being revealed. Along with discovering how to make a perfect pair of chandelier earrings or cabochon necklace, these unlikely sleuths find themselves at the heart of solving the murders that took place half a decade earlier.