Beverly-Whittemore, Miranda Bittersweet

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Bittersweet

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A gripping suspense novel following a college girl who discovers haunting truths about her roommate’s prestigious family over the course of one summer. Perfect for fans of Tigers in Red Weather.

In every glossy picture of the American society pages, there’s an Ev Winslow. Disarmingly beautiful, and – naturally – tall, athletic, with a smile that’s perfect. Small-town Mabel Dagmar has never known anyone like Ev, and now she’s sharing her college dorm – even if she is completely ignored. But suddenly they’re friends and Mabel can hardly believe her luck when she finds herself summering at the Winslow family’s luxurious estate, Winloch, in Vermont.

Winloch is like a small village, with each of the perfect Winslow children inhabiting a pretty white cottage. Days spent swimming in watery coves evaporate into nights at glamorous cocktail parties where Mabel sits alongside the scions and the fountainhead of this prestigious family. And as the formality melts away with one particular Winslow brother, Mabel is left to think that her summer has all but become a golden dream.

But when Mabel meets a disgruntled member of the family, she can’t help looking a little closer at the Winslows, probing beneath their glossy exterior. And what she uncovers in their past is almost as shocking as what she finds out about their present. Beneath the beauty is a rotten core.

And not everyone is quite as they seem.

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One perfect family.
Too many perfect lies.

Small-town girl Mabel Dagmar is out of her depth. At her elite East Coast college, unversed in the nuances of casual privilege, she is ignored, especially by her dormmate, Ev Winslow, whose pedigree disguises a chequered past. Then out of nowhere Ev softens and Mabel finds herself entering the world of the elite, with an invitation to the Winslows’ private estate, Winloch, that very summer.

Days spent swimming in watery coves evaporate into nights at glamorous cocktail parties. And as the formality melts away with one Winslow brother in particular, Mabel is left to think that her summer has all but become a golden dream.

But when Mabel looks a little closer at the Winslows, probing beneath their glossy exterior, what she uncovers in their past is almost as shocking as what she finds out about their present. Beneath the beauty is a rotten core.

And not everyone is quite as they seem…

Review:

‘An engrossing summer blast’ MAGGIE SHIPSTEAD, bestselling author of Seating Arrangements

‘A beach read with lots of grisly twists’ DAILY MAIL

‘Beautifully written… an eeriness about it that keeps you gripped right up until the last page’ HEAT

‘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

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