From the acclaimed author of The Liar’s Diary, hailed by Lee Child and Tess Gerritsen, comes an epic all-consuming story of love, courage, and the power of resilience.
When a horrific act of violence shatters the peaceful October night in Provincetown, Massachusetts, the fates of nine year-olds Gus Silva and Hallie Costa become inextricably and powerfully entwined. Told in alternating voices, The Orphans of Race Point traces their relationship over the next three decades as they try to come to terms with the past. What begins as a childhood friendship evolves into something stronger, but when tragedy again exhumes the ghosts they thought they’d put to rest, their dreams are abruptly destroyed.
Hallie and Gus move forward to build separate lives, but Gus’s hard-won peace is threatened when he meets a troubled woman who awakens memories of the childhood he has worked so hard to forget. Although helping her offers him a chance at redemption, it will come at a devastating price.
Turning around an unthinkable betrayal, this heart-stopping novel also explores how far we are willing to go for someone we love, even if it means sacrificing everything–and in doing so, celebrates the best of what it means to be human.