Unshakable family bonds
Clare and Anne are two sisters who grow up extremely close, used to protecting each other in the middle of their dysfunctional family. Rice opens the story with the younger sister, Clare, under arrest for the attempted homicide of her sister’s husband. The lies that send Clare to prison and separate the two sisters for the next twenty years mix with the lies and demands Anne and her husband place on their two children, shaping all of their lives.
Released from prison, Clare slowly regains a semblance of her career as a naturalist and birder in Manhattan. And slowly begins to resurrect her relationship with Paul. Then her niece, Grit, turns up at her front door and everything changes.
Powerful, moving, hard to put down.