A “gripping thriller” (Publishers Weekly) featuring page-turning tension, psychological twists and turns, and an unforgettable voice, perfect for fans of Patricia Highsmith and Gillian Flynn.
Jonathan Caine is a true master of the universe—a currency arbitrageur earning millions with a trophy wife, a penthouse condo with a view of the Statute of Liberty, and the desire for more—when his world comes crashing down. In the midst of this donward spiral, Jonathan returns to his hometown to care for his ailing father and attend his twenty-fifth high school reunion, where he becomes reacquainted with former prom queen Jacqueline Williams. Back in the day, Jackie didn't even know Jonathan existed, but now she is intrigued by the man he has become. Yet their budding relationship has problems, not the least of which is that Jackie doesn't know the full truth about Jonathan, and she's married to a jealous and abusive man. Jonathan is determined to learn from her mistakes, but is he capable of complete transformation? Or will a shocking temptation test his desire for redemption beyond anything he could have imagined?
Manhattan hedge fund manager Jonathan Caine has it all a multimillion-dollar condo, a trophy wife, and a summer rental in the Hamptons in this gripping thriller from Mitzner (Losing Faith). When Caine's part in a scandalous securities-fraud causes him to lose all the trappings of the good life, he returns to his hometown of East Carlisle, N.J., to care for his sick father and attend his 25th high school reunion. Caine quickly sparks an affair with former prom queen Jackie Williams, who has been living a nightmare with her drunk and abusive husband, Rick, while trying to protect her two children from him. The question becomes how much Caine has reformed, and how far he is willing to go to protect the person he cares for most. An unlikable character throughout much of the book, Caine manages to prove redemption is possible by the end. This inside look at underhanded Wall Street dealings dramatically explores the things that matter most.