The award-winning author of two short-story collections, Laskowksi in her first novel explores complex female relationships through the intertwining stories of two women who come to Opal Beach in search of fresh lives. A teenager in 1985, Maureen revels in the new-found freedom of parties, friends, and love—until she disappears. Her fate is still a mystery in 2015, when Allison comes to the resort town during the off season. Trying to get her bearings after a divorce, Allison becomes fascinated with the mystery of the missing teenager and begins to uncover long-buried secrets. Laskowski will be in conversation with Bethanne Patrick, aka The Book Maven, an author and critic whose column on hot reads appears monthly in The Washington Post.