Nina Browning 一直過著優渥的生活，在丈夫賣掉名下的科技公司後，他們的財富更勝以往；此外，他們寵愛的兒子成功申請進入普林斯頓大學，一切都美好地像是優良家庭範本一般。然而 Nina 心中一直住著一位中產階級小鎮女孩，這活在美好藍圖下的女孩常常質疑，這樣的生活是否背離了她的本性。
為了扶養女兒 Lyla，單親爸爸 Tom Volpe 身兼多職，寂寞與疲憊讓他的生活加倍艱辛，直到 Lyla申請到了獎學金，Lyla 才終於鬆了一口氣。儘管青春正盛的 Lyla 常保樂觀，但身處在當地最有聲望的私立學校，還是常常覺得難以融入。
「令人欲罷不能又難以忘懷，Emily Giffin 的最新小說描畫出的難解困境讓讀者反思所謂的忠誠與愛。我著實被書裡的每一頁迷住了。」------ 囊括愛倫坡獎、安東尼獎及夏姆斯獎作家 Harlan Coben（文 / 博客來編譯）
In the riveting new novel from the #1 bestselling author of Something Borrowed and First Comes Love, three very different people must choose between their families and their most deeply held values. . . .
“An unpredictable page-turner that unfolds in the voices of three superbly distinct characters.”—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“A gripping, thought-provoking journey.”—Jodi Picoult
Nina Browning is living the good life after marrying into Nashville’s elite. More recently, her husband made a fortune selling his tech business, and their adored son has been accepted to Princeton.
Yet sometimes the middle-class small-town girl in Nina wonders if she’s strayed from the person she once was.
Tom Volpe is a single dad working multiple jobs while struggling to raise his headstrong daughter, Lyla. His road has been lonely, long, and hard, but he finally starts to relax after Lyla earns a scholarship to Windsor Academy, Nashville’s most prestigious private school.
Amid so much wealth and privilege, Lyla doesn’t always fit in—and her overprotective father doesn’t help—but in most ways, she’s a typical teenaged girl, happy and thriving.
Then, one photograph, snapped in a drunken moment at a party, changes everything. As the image spreads like wildfire, the Windsor community is instantly polarized, buzzing with controversy and assigning blame.
At the heart of the lies and scandal, Tom, Nina, and Lyla are forced together—all questioning their closest relationships, asking themselves who they really are, and searching for the courage to live a life of true meaning.