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Two-time Mary Higgins Clark Award-Winning Author

“A captivating exploration of sexual harassment, friendship, ambition, and how women join together to overcome trauma. It is as classic as it is timely, as heartbreaking as it is suspenseful.” (Danielle Trussoni, New York Times best-selling author)

"[A] ripped-from-the-headlines thriller...[and] a twisting, mesmerizing story that is as beautiful written as it is utterly propulsive." (Lisa Unger, New York Times best-selling author)

You’re never really alone.

Journalist Joan Lurie has written a seething article exposing a notorious newspaper tycoon as a sexual predator. But the night it goes live, she is brutally attacked. 

Traumatized and suffering the effects of a concussion, she moves into a highly secure apartment in Manhattan called the Refuge, which was at one time a Magdalen Laundry. Joan should be safe here, so how can she explain the cryptic incidents that are happening?

Lillian Day is Joan’s new 96-year-old neighbor at the Refuge. In 1941, Lillian witnessed a mysterious murder that sent her into hiding at the Magdalen Laundry, and she hasn’t come out since. As she relates to Joan her harrowing story, Joan sees striking similarities to her own past.

Melissa Osgood, newly widowed and revengeful, has burning questions about her husband’s recent death. When she discovers a suspicious paper trail that he left behind, she realizes how little she knew about her marriage. But it seems Joan Lurie might be the one who has the answers.  

As these three women’s lives intersect, they each must stay one step ahead of those who are desperate to make sure the truth is never uncovered. 

©2021 Carol Goodman (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

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