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Women's Fiction | Thriller | Contemporary
The New York Times bestselling author of Labor Day and
After Her returns with a poignant story about the true
meaningâ€”and the true priceâ€”of friendship.
Drinking cost Helen her marriage and custody of her
seven-year-old son, Ollie. Once an aspiring art
photographer, she now makes ends meet taking portraits of
school children and working for a caterer. Recovering
from her addiction, she spends lonely evenings checking
out profiles on an online dating site. Weekend visits
with her son are awkward. Heâ€™s drifting away from her,
When she meets Ava and Swift Havilland, the vulnerable
Helen is instantly enchanted. Wealthy, connected
philanthropists, they have their own charity devoted to
rescuing dogs. Their home is filled with fabulous
friends, edgy art, and dazzling parties.
Then Helen meets Elliott, a kind, quiet accountant who
offers loyalty and love with none of her newfound
friendsâ€™ fireworks. To Swift and Ava, heâ€™s boring. But
even worse than that, heâ€™s unimpressed by them.
As Helen increasingly falls under the Havillandsâ€™
influenceâ€”running errands, doing random chores,
questioning her relationship with Elliottâ€”Ava and Swift
hold out the most seductive gift: their influence and
help to regain custody of her son. But the debt Helen
owes them is about to come due.
Ollie witnesses an accident involving Swift, his grown
son, and the daughter of the Havillandsâ€™ housekeeper.
With her young sonâ€™s future in the balance, Helen must
choose between the truth and the friends who have given
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