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Robert and Lynn Ferguson are a picture-perfect couplewith two beautiful daughters and a lovely home inan exclusive Connecticut community. Robert is onthe fast track of a major corporation. Lynn isdevoted to her family and good works. But in theFerguson's closed doors hide a painful secret Lynn mustkeep from the world-and her children-at anycost... Not even the Fergusons's best friends, Josie andBruce Lehman, know of Lynn's shame. Social workerJosie sees her bruises distrusts thetoo-ambitious, too perfect Robert, and suspects the real causeof the children's increasingly disturbed behavior.But not even Josie can pierce Lynn's wall ofsilence, a wall that will not crumble until Lynn isforced to face herself-and the truth-at last. BelvaPlain's searing novel of a family's heartbreak, awoman's courage, and a subject too often talkedabout only in whispers.
"Subtle and intelligent." -- West Coast Review Of Books. "Impeccably done" --Booklist.
"By getting under the skin of each of her diverse characters, Plain delivers a story of considerable impact." --Publisher's Weekly.