I'm so excited to announce that on Tuesday, November 15th at 7pm ET, the New York Times bestselling author of the Pretty Little Liars and Lying Game series, Sara Shepard, will join us on Book Club Girl On Air to discuss her new novel for adults, Everything We Ever Wanted!
A recently widowed mother of two, Sylvie Bates-McAllister finds her life upended by a late-night phone call from the headmaster of the prestigious private school founded by her grandfather where her adopted son Scott teaches. Allegations of Scott's involvement in a hazing scandal cause a ripple effect, throwing the entire family into chaos. For Charles, Sylvie's biological son, it dredges up a ghost from the past who is suddenly painfully present. For his wife Joanna, it forces her to reevaluate everything she's hoped for in the golden Bates-McAllisters. And for Scott, it illuminates harsh truths about a world he has never truly felt himself a part of.
But for all the Bates-McAllisters, the call exposes a tangled web of secrets that ties the family together: the mystery of the school hazing, the event that tore Charles and Scott apart the night of their high school awards ceremony, and the intended recipient of a certain bracelet. The quest to unravel the truth takes the family on individual journeys across state lines, into hospitals, through the Pennsylvania woods, and face-to-face with the long-dormant question: what if the life you always planned for and dreamed of isn't what you want after all?
“Sara Shepard delivers the perfect read….A brilliant storyteller.” says Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of Very Valentine and Brava, Valentine. You can read Adriana's interview of Sara here.
Sarah Mlynowski, author of Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have) said of Everything We Ever Wanted, "This riveting, provocative and well-crafted family drama surprised and delivered at every turn. I could not put it down.”
I have 10 copies of Everything We Ever Wanted to give out to the first 10 people who comment that they can participate in the show on Tuesday, November 15th at 7pm ET. And everyone is welcome to participate in the show, even if you're not in the first 10 to receive a free book. Sara just might answer a PLL or LG question as well! Set your reminder for the show, read the first chapter of Everything We Ever Wanted, and check out the reading group guide. Make sure to follow Sara on Twitter and look for her on tour this fall.