This deliciously scandalous novel tells us the secrets of the reigning queens of television talk shows, Deanna Reynolds and Angela Perkins. Their high-staked rivalry, fought with public smiles and private betrayals, is more than a ratings competition. It becomes an off-screen war when Deanna replaces Angela both on the air and behind the scenes with Angela's former lover after Angela moves to the big time in New York.
Twelve-year-old Robin had a terrifying experience at camp the summer her parents divorced. She dared to sneak away from her bunk at night with her friend Amelia to go swimming in the dark, a dare that the timid Amelia accepted very reluctantly. The adventure ended in tragedy. Afterwards, Robin's nightmares won't go away, worrying her father when she refuses to confide in him. And then one eerily quiet night, he looks in on his sleeping daughter - and discovers every parent's nightmare.