From acclaimed author Richard North Patterson comes asweeping family drama of dark secrets and individual awakenings, set againstthe backdrop of the tumultuous summer of 1968.
America is in a state of turbulence, engulfed in civilunrest and uncertainty. Yet for Whitney Dane—spending the summer of hertwenty-second year on Martha’s Vineyard—life could not be safer nor the futuremore certain.
Educated at Wheaton, soon to be married, and the youngestdaughter of the all-American Dane family, Whitney has everything she has everwanted and is everything her all-powerful and doting father, Charles Dane,wants her to be.
But the Vineyard’s still waters are disturbed by theappearance of Benjamin Blaine. An underprivileged yet fiercely ambitious andcharismatic figure, he is a force of nature neither Whitney nor her familycould have prepared for.
As Ben’s presence begins to awaken independence withinWhitney, it also brings deep-rooted family tensions to a dangerous head. Andsoon Whitney’s set-in-stone future becomes far from satisfactory and herpicture-perfect family far from pretty.