Milly, Aubrey, and Jonah Story are cousins, but they barely know one another, and they've never even met their grandmother. Rich and reclusive, she disinherited their parents before they were born. So when they each receive a letter inviting them to work at her island resort for the summer, they're surprised ... and curious.
Their parents are all clear on one point - not going is not an option. This could be the opportunity to get back into Grandmother's good graces. But when the cousins arrive on the island, it's immediately clear she has different plans for them. And the longer they stay, the more they realize how mysterious - and dark - their family's past is.
The entire Story family has secrets. Whatever pulled them apart years ago isn't over - and this summer, the cousins will learn everything.
Accolades and Reviews
#1 New York Times bestseller
#1 ABA IndieBound bestseller
A USA Today bestseller
A 2021 Edgar Award Nominee
A Winter 2020-2021 Kids' Indie Next top ten pick
An Amazon Best Young Adult Book of 2020
A Barnes and Noble Best Young Adult Book of 2020
A Junior Library Guild Selection, Fall 2020
A YALSA 2021 Best Fiction for Young Adults Nominee
“Another McManus novel worth pulling an all-nighter for” —Kirkus Reviews
“A taut, multilayered mystery” —Publishers Weekly
“Masterfully plotted and and packed with her trademark twists” —The Bookseller
“A twisty, enthralling thriller” —The Daily Mail