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By Steena Holmes

After wasting her son in an user-friendly institution capturing that devastates the tight-knit neighborhood of Stillwater Bay, Jennifer Crowne reveals herself not able to settle again into her position of excellent stay-at-home mother and committee organizer. in the meantime, her ally, Mayor Charlotte Stone, struggles to maintain town jointly, and Charlotte’s husband, the college central, will not be the hero everybody thinks him to be.

As they fight to heal from this irrevocable trauma, Jenn and Charlotte locate themselves at a crossroads—within town and inside their friendship. For Jenn, damaged and grieving, there is not any going again, and she or he calls for that the college be closed in order that she will bury the earlier. but Charlotte is both eager to carry the city jointly, struggling with the college closure and supporting the shooter’s mom regain her position in the neighborhood. Jenn and Charlotte’s dating is placed to the last word try out as each one weighs her personal pursuits opposed to the bonds in their friendship.

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M. h o m e s atmosphere, hinting at the day to come. He sat in the back, with the windows down, his head into the breeze like a dog. The driver babbled like a bad bartender, talking about everything, anything, nothing. ” He didn’t answer; the last thing he wanted was a confes­ sional conversation with the cab driver. “Fine, keep it a secret, see if I care. Everyone thinks they’re entitled to keep it to themselves. What do they know? That’s how you get sick, really sick—ulcers, colitis, cancer. I tell people everything, what do I need to keep secrets for?

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