• Publisher: She Writes Press (May 18, 2021)
• Paperback: 280 pages
Forty-one-year-old Natalie Greene lost her mom and her childhood memories in a car crash two decades ago. What remains is a haunting feeling that she was responsible for her mother’s death. After her husband leaves for another woman, Natalie accompanies her famous stepsister, Isabel Walker (aka “The Happiness Guru”) on a retreat to the Cayman Islands. There, a late-night collision triggers Natalie’s long-buried trauma and a heightened sense of guilt.
Upon returning home to Boston, Natalie tries to settle back into her life as a food photographer and single mother to a teenage daughter?but then, one day, an anonymous email arrives about the Cayman accident that suggests foul play. In her search for the truth, Natalie must deal with a mix of fear, confusion, and suspects. With the help of Isabel and an attractive journalist, she uncovers a trail of deceit that begins on that deserted Caribbean road, circles back home, and ends in the most unexpected of places.
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About Nicole Bokat
Nicole’s first novel, Redeeming Eve, was published by The Permanent Press. It was nominated for both the Hemingway Foundation/PEN award and the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for Fiction.
What Matters Most, Nicole’s second novel, was published by The Penguin Group.
Nicole has a Masters in Creative Writing and a Ph.D. in literature (from New York University) and is the author of a scholarly book: The Novels of Margaret Drabble: “this Freudian family nexus.” She’s taught writing and literature at NYU, the New School, Hunter College, and Mediabistro and has written essays and articles for a variety of national publications. She lives in New Jersey.
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