Three children walked away from the cottages on the edge of town toward Berwick Waters. Later that day, only two of them came back. . . . Alice Tully knows exactly what happened that spring day six years ago, though it's still hard for her to believe it. She'll never be able to forget, even though she's trying to lead a normal life--she has a job, friends, and a boyfriend whom she adores. But Alice's past is dangerous, and violent, and sad . . . and it's about to rip her new life apart. Includes a reader's guide.
""Dark, chilling and clever.""--Celia Rees, author of The Wish House and Blood Sinister
""Compassionate, unsensational and unflinching.""--The Guardian (London)
""A skillful tale. . . . The ethical issues and solid, suspenseful storytelling provide many discussion possibilities.""--Booklist
""A sympathetic look at someone who has done the unspeakable and now has to live with the results.""--KLIATT