The Good House by Ann Leary

$ 12.00

The Good House by Ann Leary is a 292-page hardcover published in 2012 by St. Martin's Press, and is a stated first edition.  The condition is very good.

Book Summary

Hildy Good is a townie.  A lifelong resident of an historic community on the rocky coast of Boston's North Shore, she knows pretty much everything about everyone.  Hildy is a descendant of one of the witches hung in nearby Salem, and is believed by some to have inherited psychic gifts.  Not true, of course; she's just good at reading people.  Hildy is good at lots of things.  A successful real-estate broker, mother and grandmother, her days are full but her nights are lonely ever since her daughters, convinced that their mother was drinking too much, staged an intervention and sent her off to rehab.  Now she's in recovery--more or less.

Alone and feeling unjustly persecuted, Hildy needs a friend.  She finds one in Rebecca McCallister, a beautiful young mother and one of the town's wealthy newcomers.  But not everyone takes to Rebecca, who is herself the subject of town gossip.  When a cluster of secrets become dangerously entwined, the reckless behavior of one threatens to expose the other, and this darkly comic novel takes a chilling tuen.

The Good House is by turns funny, poignant, and terrifying.  A classic New England tale that lays bare the secrets of one little town, this spirited novel will stay with you long after the story has ended.

ISBN:  978-1-250-01554-9