Lee debuts with a gripping literary tale marked with unforgettable, solid characters, genuine surprises, and individual drama. The years of hard work and single-minded commitment paid well for Carli Morris after she earned billions from the sale of her Madison Avenue ad agency. Retired from work, Carli is determined to pursue her artistic endeavors while giving back to society. When a homeless woman’s body is found, Carli takes it upon herself to find the woman’s family, unaware her own tragic past is about to unravel. Lee is excellent when it comes to creating a sense of place and displacement as her large cast of characters struggle with their inner turmoil. Keeping a firm grip on the narrative, she adeptly delves into her characters’ inner lives, exploring their hidden insecurities, shattered dreams, disappointments, yearnings, and the myriad ways life has failed them. Her characters are achingly human and watching their paths connect, particularly Carli and Grant’s, is enthralling as long-hidden, shocking truths of their past slowly bubble to surface. Lee crafts an engrossing plot around desolation in the present and secrets long buried, springing surprises to the very end. Compelling and poignant, this emotionally intricate tale will stay on readers’ minds long after they turn the last page.