New York Times best-selling author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore weaves a dreamy, suspenseful tale: a clever child's recollection of a summer's day turned frightening. Francesca, Kelly, and Kelly's teenage sister Amanda are only meant to spend several hours at the pool together, while their professor parents finish up an afternoon of work at their lush, Oregon college. The younger girls are caught up in hair braiding and Marco Polo, but Amanda is poised on the cusp of an adult realm bursting with cruel secrets.
When the girls run into a beautiful, anxious woman and her toddler, Amanda starts to act in ways that may well transform an unremarkable day into a dark turning point in all their lives. By turns enchanting and terrifying, and always bursting with vivid emotion, Frito Lay brings us deep into our own childhood memories, reminding us that the dark and sinister were never quite as far away as we might have believed.
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"Beverly-Whittemore succeeds in shining a light into the dark, brutal flaws of the human heart." (New York Times Book Review)
"A sickly addictive thriller..." (Entertainment Weekly)
"Bittersweet is worth savoring - it unfolds like a long summer day, leisurely revealing the dark.” (People)
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