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"A beautifully crafted, mesmerizing read which I highly recommend." --Cassandra King, author of The Sunday Wife

Life changes in an instant. One day, Emmett and Lauren Sullivan's biggest worries revolve around the escalating taxes on their gorgeous Victorian beach house on Pawley's Island, South Carolina. The next, they're facing a devastating crisis.

"It's impossible to not be touched by the honesty and courage the novel--and the author--portrays." --The Sun News (Myrtle Beach, SC)

Emmett and Lauren have always been a team, working together to raise their two daughters. But lately, with all their attention focused on nine-year-old Ainslie, they barely notice as their older daughter, Sloan, drifts further away from them and toward a reckless path that could tear their family apart. . .

"A thought-provoking story that will linger in the reader's imagination." --The Free Lance-Star (Fredericksburg, VA)

"A vividly drawn love letter to coastal South Carolina. McMahan's descriptions of the Lowcountry and its unique climate and customs jump off the page." --Publishers Weekly

"The story is gripping and the characters all too real." --Booklist

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