From Alafair BurkeA??New York Times bestselling author of the runaway hit, The WifeA??comes another twisty tale of domestic noir. When a prominent Manhattan lawyer is murdered, two estranged sistersA??one the dead manA??s widow, the other his exA??must set aside mistrust and old resentments . . . but can they escape their past?
Though Chloe was the younger of the two Taylor sisters, she always seemed to be in charge. She was the honor roll student with big dreams and an even bigger work ethic. Nicky was always restless . . . and more than a little recklessA??the opposite of her ambitious little sister. She floated from job to job and man to man, and stayed close to home in Cleveland.
For a while, it seemed like both sisters had found happiness. Chloe earned a scholarship to an Ivy League school and moved to New York City, where she landed a coveted publishing job. Nicky married promising young attorney Adam Macintosh, and gave birth to a baby boy they named Ethan. The Taylor sisters became virtual strangers.
Now, more than fifteen years later, their lives are drastically differentA??and Chloe is married to Adam. When heA??s murdered by an intruder at the coupleA??s East Hampton beach house, Chloe reluctantly allows her teenaged stepsonA??s biological motherA??her estranged sister, NickyA??back into her life. But when the police begin to treat Ethan as a suspect in his fatherA??s death, the two sisters are forced to unite . . . and to confront the truth behind family secrets they have tried to bury in the past.