Amanda Eyre Ward


Austin’s Zilker Park neighborhood is a wonderland of greenbelt trails, live music, and moms who drink a few too many margaritas. Whitney, Annette, and Liza have grown thick as thieves as they have raised their children together for fifteen years, believing that they can shelter their children from an increasingly dangerous world. Their friendship is unbreakable—as safe as the neighborhood where they’ve raised their sweet little boys. Or so they think.

One night, the three women have been enjoying happy hour when their boys, lifeguards for the summer, come back on bicycles from a late-night dip in their favorite swimming hole. The boys share a secret—news that will shatter the perfect world their mothers have so painstakingly created. And nothing will be the same.


Amanda Eyre Ward is a New York Times-bestselling author and Reese’s Book Club pick. Her books include Sleep Toward Haven, How to Be Lost, Love Stories in This Town, Forgive Me, Close Your Eyes, The Same Sky, The Nearness of You and The Jetsetters.  Her bestselling novels have been featured in People Magazine, The New York Times, and more. Amanda’s work has been optioned for film and television and translated into fifteen languages. She lives in Austin, TX and Ouray, CO, but has close ties here in Savannah, GA. Amanda’s grandmother, Alice Marie Roux, grew up on Bull and Jones, and Amanda’s mother and stepfather live at The Landings on Skidaway Island.


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