Linda Donahue’s debut novel is a richly moving story, one that explores the fragility of the human spirit in the wake of unrelenting tragedy and betrayal.
To outsiders, Sami Perrin’s life is one of privilege. The daughter of jazz icon Jasper Lawrence, Sami was a musical prodigy, performing with her father from an early age and showcasing a talent that far surpassed his own. Despite her later success in the music world and her decades-long love affair with her husband Pax, Sami was teetering on the edge of an abyss.
Following a series of gut-wrenching losses, the secrets she’s kept from her husband explode to the surface, leaving Sami shattered in the aftermath. Sebastian Grant finds himself pulled into Sami and Pax’s story, struggling to understand the horror of Sami’s past before it tragically repeats itself.
This stunning literary masterpiece zeroes in on the instincts we have to protect those we love and heralds Linda Donahue’s emergence as one of our most compelling writers.