Genre: Mystery & Thriller
Length: 288 pages
Audiobook Length: 8 hours and 15 minutes
First Published: 2016
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From the outside, Sycamore Glen, North Carolina, might look like the perfect all-American neighborhood. But behind the white picket fences lies a web of secrets that reach from house to house.
Up and down the streets, neighbors quietly bear the weight of their own pasts―until an accident at the community pool upsets the delicate equilibrium. And when tragic circumstances compel a woman to return to Sycamore Glen after years of self-imposed banishment, the tangle of the neighbors’ intertwined lives begins to unravel.
During the course of a sweltering summer, long-buried secrets are revealed, and the neighbors learn that it’s impossible to really know those closest to us. But is it impossible to love and forgive them?
Quotes from the things we wish were true
She said that sometimes things just aren’t strong enough to make it in this world.
The thing about adventure was, it usually required at least a modicum of danger.
Marybeth Mayhew Whalen is the author of When We Were Worthy, The Things We Wish Were True and five previous novels. She speaks to women’s groups around the US. Marybeth and her husband Curt have been married for 26 years and are the parents of six children. The family lives in North Carolina. Visit the author’s website →