The Good Goodbye
Available January 12th!
"A fluid, suspenseful story that keeps you turning the pages to find out what happened—and what will happen next. I devoured this novel."
—Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train
"A tender portrait of an ordinary family torn by rivalry and disaster . . . a rich and satisfying family drama."
—William Landay, New York Times bestselling author of Defending Jacob
"Evocative and poignant, this story will curl around you like a glowing flame and suck the air out of your lungs with its power."
—Chevy Stevens, New York Times bestselling author of Those Girls
On her way to her nineteenth wedding anniversary celebration, Natalie Falcone gets a phone call every mother dreads: Her daughter Arden's been in a fire, along with Natalie's niece, Rory.
Natalie rushes to the hospital and learns that both Arden and Rory lie unconscious, and that another student has died in the blaze. The police suspect arson.
As both Arden and Rory lie unconscious in the hospital and an arson investigation begins, Natalie struggles to piece together the elusive details of Arden's and Rory's freshman year. The case unearths a complex friendship, a love triangle, a fight, and a girl who was struggling more than anyone realized. To discover what really happened that tragic night, Natalie's family must confront the one truth that ultimately emerges: Nothing is ever exactly what it seems.
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Carla's Previous Novels
The Deepest Secret
Eve Lattimore's son Tyler has a rare medical condition that makes him fatally sensitive to light, which means heavy curtains and deadlocked doors protect him during the day and he can never leave the house except at night. For Eve, only constant vigilance stands between an increasingly restless teenage son and the dangers of the outside world. Until the night the unthinkable happens.
A devastating secret compels Dana Carlson to flee from home, not to see or speak to her sister, Julie, for sixteen years. When she receives the news that Julie is seriously ill, Dana knows that she must return to their hometown of Black Bear, Minnesota, to try and save her sister. Yet she arrives too late, only to discover that Black Bear has changed, and so have the people in it.
The Things That Keep Us Here
A crisis strikes that turns Ann Brook's world upside down. Trapped inside the house she once called home, confronted by challenges she never could have imagined, Ann must make life-or-death decisions in an environment where the simple act of opening a door to a neighbor could jeopardize all she holds dear.