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Little Disasters: A Novel
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"Taut, clever, compelling, and guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat." —Paula Hawkins, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Girl on the Train and Into the Water From the bestselling author of Anatomy of a Scandal—soon to be a Netflix series—a new thought-provoking novel exploring the complexity of motherhood and all that connects and disconnects us.You think you know her...but look a little closer. She is a stay-at-home mother-of-three with boundless reserves of patience, energy, and love. After being friends for a decade, this is how Liz sees Jess. Then one moment changes everything. Dark thoughts and carefully guarded secrets surface—and Liz is left questioning everything she thought she knew about her friend, and about herself. The truth can't come soon enough. With Sarah Vaughan's signature "clever and compelling" (Claire Douglas, author of Last Seen Alive) prose, Little Disasters is a tightly-wound and evocative page-turner that will haunt you long after you finish the last page.
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From the bestselling author of Anatomy of a Scandal—a new thought-provoking novel exploring the complexity of motherhood and all that connects and disconnects us.
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She is a stay-at-home mother-of-three with boundless reserves of patience, energy, and love. After being friends for a decade, this is how Liz sees Jess.

Then one moment changes everything.

Dark thoughts and carefully guarded secrets surface—and Liz is left questioning everything she thought she knew about her friend, and about herself. The truth can't come soon enough.

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You think you know her...but look a little closer.

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Then one moment changes everything.

Dark thoughts and carefully guarded secrets surface—and Liz is left questioning everything she thought she knew about her friend, and about herself. The truth can't come soon enough.

With Sarah Vaughan's signature "clever and compelling" (Claire Douglas, author of Last Seen Alive) prose, Little Disasters is a tightly-wound and evocative page-turner that will haunt you long after you finish the last page.
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        Jess Curtis, stay-at-home mother of three, the heroine of this heartbreaking family drama set in London from Vaughan (Anatomy of a Scandal), appears to have her life together, but the birth 10 months earlier of her daughter, Betsey, has pushed her over the edge. As Jess strains to get through each day, she worries that she may physically harm her baby yet keeps her feelings secret. When Jess rushes Betsey to the emergency room one night, her story—and the baby’s injuries—raise suspicion among the hospital staff, especially her best friend, Liz Trenchard, who’s the senior resident in pediatrics at the hospital. Jess’s mental state unravels as social workers and police get involved, and her friends and husband wonder whether she did harm Betsey. The brisk plot gracefully touches on postpartum depression, female friendships, and the difficulties of parenting. Unfortunately, a second finale feels contrived and drags out an otherwise solid story. Fans of domestic suspense who don’t mind a minimum of bloodshed will be satisfied. Agent: Lizzy Kremer, David Higham Assoc.

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        July 1, 2020
        When Jess' baby is brought into the ER with head injuries, the authorities suspect child abuse. But Liz, the pediatrician on call, can't believe that her friend would hurt her child. Jess is the perfect mother whose children (and house) are always perfectly maintained. As the police investigate, secrets are uncovered. Jess, who finally admits to leaving her children alone for a quick trip to the market, hides a greater secret: her obsessive fears that her children will be harmed, quite possibly by herself. Liz, who berates herself for not seeing Jess' deteriorating mental condition, has her own demons. She blames herself for a childhood accident that injured her brother; worries about her mother, who seems to be intent on drinking herself to death; and ruminates about a baby sister's sudden death. As the focus shifts between characters and times, backstories are revealed. Though set in England, Vaughan's intense novel digs into universal issues: the strains of motherhood, tests of friendship, sources of obsession, and the rewards of forgiveness. For those legions of readers who like edgy, contemporary tales.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2020, American Library Association.)

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