Nothing ever came between sisters Alice and Charlie. Friends didn't. Boys couldn't. Their family falling apart never would. Until they got to Serenity Point.In a town built on secrets and lies, it’s going to be hard to stay innocent. “…the quick pacing will keep readers engrossed in this series... show more
Nothing ever came between sisters Alice and Charlie. Friends didn't. Boys couldn't. Their family falling apart never would. Until they got to Serenity Point.In a town built on secrets and lies, it’s going to be hard to stay innocent. “…the quick pacing will keep readers engrossed in this series kickoff as Alice and Charlie try to sort through the soap opera that is their new lives and figure out who they can trust. It’s Gossip Girl for Connecticut’s Gold Coast.” –Publishers Weekly Though they share the same blood, Alice and Charlie couldn’t be more different. Alice is older (by one year and one day), shy and reserved, a cool blonde, a painter, a reader, a thinker. Charlie is feisty and uninhibited, a wild brunette, the kind of girl who punches a bully right in the mouth. They hate each other. They love each other. They stand by each other, when no one else will. They’re sisters. Then their parents divorce. Their father moves across the globe. And their mother remarries so quickly they might have blinked and missed the whole thing. Richard Flood The Third is a man who looks and acts exactly as his name suggests. A man who is rich and lonely. And one who has skeletons in his closet: a previous life of which he seldom speaks, and that haunts him still. Soon, Alice, Charlie, and their mother are leaving their old life behind. They’re saying goodbye to their cramped Cambridge apartment and driving along the rocky Connecticut coastline—to Richard’s summer estate in the wealthy town of Serenity Point, a place he hasn’t returned to in over a year. The minute they drive through the gates, they wish they never had. They are watched with fear and fascination. Their arrival reopens old wounds, memories of lost loves, best friends—and bitter rivals. The people of Serenity Point thought the past was dead and buried. They were wrong. Alice becomes fixated on uncovering the secrets buzzing in the summer air, while Charlie is determined to ignore them. But before they can figure out the rules of the game they’re supposed to play, they’re sucked into a strange and seductive world—a world they can’t help but hate, and can’t help but love. A world that threatens to tear them apart, just when they need each other the most. The Innocents is the first in a new series of young adult novels that weave a saga of nail-biting drama, breathless romance, and gothic mystery.