A story of love and intrigue that travels from Kennedy-era Manhattan to World War I Europe from the New York Times bestselling author of The Summer Wives and The Golden Hour.
Fresh from college, irrepressible Vivian Schuyler defies her wealthy Fifth Avenue family to work at cutthroat Metropolitan magazine. But this is 1964, and the editor dismisses her…until a parcel lands on Vivian’s Greenwich Village doorstep that starts a journey into the life of an aunt she never knew, who might give her just the story she’s been waiting for.
In 1912, Violet Schuyler Grant moved to Europe to study physics, and made a disastrous marriage to a philandering fellow scientist. As the continent edges closer to the brink of war, a charismatic British army captain enters her life, drawing her into an audacious gamble that could lead to happiness…or disaster.
Fifty years later, Violet’s ultimate fate remains shrouded in mystery. But the more obsessively Vivian investigates her disappearing aunt, the more she realizes all they have in common—and that Violet’s secret life is about to collide with hers.
A People StyleWatch “Must Read Book” One of Reader’s Digest’s Top Summer Thrillers of the Year
About the Author
Beatriz Williams lives with her husband and children in Connecticut. She is the New York Times bestselling author of The Golden Hour, The Summer Wives, Along the Infinite Sea, Tiny Little Thing, The Secret Life of Violet Grant, A Hundred Summers, and Overseas. She also writes under the pseudonym Juliana Gray.
“A riveting tale.”—US Weekly
“Another substantive beach read steeped in history and familial intrigue…Readers will love wallowing in the twists and turns of this irresistibly luxurious tale.”—Booklist
“A story of passion, redemption and a battered suitcase full of mysteries.”—Greenwich Time
“Fabulous...a perfect summer read.”—Examiner.com
“Another absorbing page-turner filled with romance and secrets.”—Library Journal
“Mysterious, passionate, and engrossing.”—Popsugar