Two very different women’s lives begin to entwine, and their personal secrets begin to unravel over a hot summer in Colorado. Family, marriage, lies, and the perilousness of beauty.
Background DISCLAIMER: I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily. Writing collaboratively is not new to authors Carolyn and Loretta Re. The sisters have been crafting stories together since they were young. Almost ironically, Carolyn and Loretta put technology to good use in the creation of Secrets of … Read more
Grace and Jack are a seemingly perfect couple, hosting friends and neighbours for stunning dinner parties in their beautiful home. Jack Angel spends his days fighting for victims of domestic violence. His wife, Grace, spends her days tending to their house, gardening, and painting. But why is Grace never seen outside? Why is she always with her husband? And why does the bedroom have bars on the window?
Withdrawing from a broken marriage, author Elena needs something to fill her days and, with evenings plagued by insomnia, her nights. One day something catches her eye – the seemingly perfect couple across the street. Elena quickly becomes absorbed by the seemingly suspicious actions of the beautiful wife. We begin to wonder: how far will a wife go?
Katie and Eric’s daughter, Devon Knox, is a gymnastic prodigy. Their lives revolve around Devon; her schooling, training, and competing, until a shocking death rocks the small community. As rumours and violence begin to surface, Katie begins to question how well she knows those around her – including her enigmatic and determined daughter.
A young woman making her living scamming customers as a psychic meets the perfect new client. Susan Burke has just moved into a Victorian house with her husband, son, and step-son, and she’s pretty sure it’s haunted. Seeing a new business opportunity, the psychic offers to cleanse Susan’s house of its ghosts. However when she first steps in the house, the psychic begins to think Susan isn’t so crazy after all.
Pleasant Court is for perfect families, so residents are shocked to meet their new neighbour. Why would a single, childless woman move into a street full of married couples with kids? Why would she rent an expensive four-bedroom home, and why is she so interested in her neighbours and their children?
Like many real-world neighbourhoods, Pleasant Court seems like a perfectly pleasant place… until you push back the curtains.