The Hardings are teetering on the brink. Elsononce one of Houstons most promising architects, who never quite lived up to expectations is recently divorced from his wife of thirty years, Cadence. Their grown son, Richard, is still living at home: driving his mothers minivan, working at a local coffee shop, resisting the career as a writer that beckons him. But when Chloe Harding gets kicked out of her East Coast college, for reasons she can't explain to either her parents or her older brother, the Hardings lives start to unravel. Chloe returns to Houston, but the dangers set in motion back at school prove inescapable. Told with piercing insight, taut psychological suspense, and the wisdom of a true master of character, this is a novel about the vagaries of love and family, about betrayal and forgiveness, about the possibility and impossibility of coming home.