Named an exciting new release byÂ CrimeReads,Â BookRiot,Â Fresh Fiction, andÂ The TempestFrom the author ofÂ Stolen ThingsÂ comes a twisty thriller that asks how tightly we are bound to our pasts, how much we can trust those around us, and how far a mother will go to protect her child.Â Jillian Marsh is a survivor. She escaped her toxic upbringing at the hands of her religious zealot mother as a teenager, and after hitting rock bottom due to alcoholism in her twenties, she not only got sober, she built a successful marriage and medical career, even if she wasnâ€™t able to make amends for all the mistakes she made during her drinking days. But nearly a decade later, things are once again going downhill for Jillian. Her wife, Rochelle, has left her while Jillian is pregnant with Rochelleâ€™s biological child, and she feels constantly unsettled in her now-empty houseâ€”items missing from their usual place, burning candles she canâ€™t remember lighting, the screen from her bedroom window removed. Even her mommies-to-be group isnâ€™t the solace it once was. Bree, Camille, Maggie, and Jillian vowed to not only support one another in motherhood but in their sobriety, careers, and maintaining their independence after their babies are born . . . a sisterhood that begins to unravel when the secrets between the women come unwillingly to light.Â As things in Jillianâ€™s home begin to escalate, sheâ€™s forced to ask herself: Is one of her supposed friends not as trustworthy as she seems? Could Rochelle be gaslighting her in order to claim full custody of their daughter? Or, worst of allâ€”is Jillian turning into her own mother, and imagining all of it in some sort of subconscious sabotage against her unborn child? Â Â When the missing items turn into unambiguous threats, and as the circle of those she can trust continues to dwindle, Jillian knows only one thing for sure: she will doÂ anythingÂ to protect her baby.