What an odd book. I have read some of Hewitt’s works before and I don’t know what I was expecting, but not this. We start off with someone sitting by the bedside of someone who may die. And then we shift to a woman (Tessa) taking her two kids (Ben and Katherine) to the Finger Lakes for the summer. Staying in a woebegone place, they end up next to a dynamic house next to a woman (Rebecca) and her three children (Zoe, Max, and Charlotte). The whole book seesaws back and forth between Tessa and Rebecca’s point of view. Both women have something to hide. Both of them at times seem oblivious to what their children are getting up to. I have to say that in the end I liked Rebecca more than Tessa. And I honestly thought that the ending was sad. I was glad to be done with this book.