|Author: Rosamund Lupton|
|From the author of the acclaimed bestseller "Sister" comes a gripping, thrilling story of a mother who will do anything to protect her child when a school catches on fire.|
From the Publisher:
"From the author of the acclaimed bestseller Sister comes a gripping, thrilling story of a mother who will do anything to protect her child. The school was on fire, and Grace's last memory is of trying to reach her daughter, Jenny, trapped inside the inferno. While their burned bodies are frantically cared for by doctors, Grace and Jenny awaken in the hospital in a strange in-between state. When they learn that someone purposefully set the fire, and Jenny may still be in grave danger from someone who wants her dead, Grace realizes she may be the only one who can discover who might be responsible. The police are looking at Adam, Jenny's younger brother, who is struck mute by the horror he witnessed and can't defend himself when he is accused of the arson.
"The uncommon but convincing narrative technique, adroit twists, and memorable characters combine to provide a wise and poignant portrait of a family confronted with malice and heartbreaking decisions." (starred review) 02/01/2012 "Masterful pacing and a highly charged atmosphere combine to make this an exceptionally gripping read." (starred review) - Joanne Wilkinson 03/01/2012 "Lupton works her theme of the corrosive effects of ambition with insight and gusto." - John O'Connell 06/11/2011 "[A] gripping novel." - Marilyn Stasio 05/13/2012