Patti Callahan Henry’s debut, Losing the Moon, was hailed as “lyrical, sensual and as delicate as a seashell.” Now this talented newcomer delivers an engaging new novel about a woman who goes back home to fact the past – and discovers herself.
Meridy Dresden was once a free-spirited, fun-loving girl. All that changed when the boy she loved was killed in a tragic fire. Since then, she alone has carried the burden of a terrible secret. Years later, married to a wonderful man and mother of a teenage son, she is shocked to learn that a childhood friend is being blamed for that long-ago fire. Fearful but determined, Meridy returns to the South Carolina Lowcountry and summons the courage to make a deicion that may destroy her well-ordered life, her family’s reputation, her contented marriage , and everything she’s worked so hard to protect…including her heart.