By Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

One perfect family.
Too many perfect lies.

Mabel Dagmar has always been ordinary. She is used to being invisible. So she is surprised and flattered when college roommate Genevra Winslow invites her to spend the summer with her prestigious family in Vermont. The Winloch estate is usually closed to outsiders, but this is Mabel’s lucky day. Before she knows it, she has everything she’s ever wanted: friendship, a boyfriend, and for the first time in her life, the feeling that she belongs.

But as Mabel becomes an insider, she makes a horrifying discovery. Soon she must choose: expose the truth about the Winslows and face expulsion from paradise, or keep the family’s dark secrets and endure the consequences.

Format: Paperback
Release Date: 18 Jun 2015
Pages: 442
ISBN: 978-0-00-753667-2
Miranda Beverly-Whittemore is the author of three novels, including The Effects of Light and Set Me Free, which won the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, for the best book of fiction by an American woman published in 2007. A recipient of the Crazyhorse Fiction Prize, she lives and writes in Brooklyn and Vermont.

”'An engrossing summer blast” - MAGGIE SHIPSTEAD, bestselling author of Seating Arrangements

”'A modern and sophisticated thriller… a tale encompassing love, murder and incest that makes for an enthralling, if hard to swallow, story” - STYLIST

”'Evokes Gone Girl with its exploration of dark secrets and edge-of-your-seat twists” - ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

‘Gripping, beguiling and beautifully written… a page turner that chills as it intoxicates. Miranda Beverly-Whittemore has created a family so dangerously enthralling that the more we learn of their greed and bloodlust, the more we aspire to belong’KATE CHRISTENSEN, PEN/Faulkner award-winning author of The Great Man and Blue Plate Special -

‘Part coming-of-age story, part riveting mystery, Bittersweet is a tantalizing tale of an outsider thrust into a glittering world of immense privilege and suspect morals. With a narrator torn between uncovering one family's dark secrets and protecting her own, Bittersweet brilliantly explores the complicated question of what price any of us would pay to seize the life of our dreams’KIMBERLY MCCREIGHT, New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia -