"Suspenseful as hell, and she writes like a dream [...] Lippman's always good, but this is a cut above."
They meet at a local tavern in the small town of Belleville, Delaware. Polly is set on heading west. Adam says he's also just passing through. Yet she stays. And he stays—drawn to the mysterious redhead whose quiet stillness both unnerves and excites him. Over the course of a punishing summer, Polly and Adam abandon themselves to a steamy, inexorable affair. Still, each holds something back from the other—dangerous, even lethal, secrets.
Then someone dies. Was it an accident, or part of a plan? By now, Adam and Polly are so ensnared in each other's lives and lies that neither one knows how to get away—or even if they want to. Is their love strong enough to withstand the truth, or will it ultimately destroy them?
Something—or someone—has to give.
"Fast-paced and unpredictable…a smart, sly riff on love in a world of trouble that's puzzling until the very last piece falls into place."
—O, the Oprah Magazine
"Cool and twisty."
—New York Times Book Review