Who would it hurt, if Maggie decides to carry on a torrid affair in her mind? It would soothe her feelings, hurt by her husband’s emotional abandonment while he works a disturbing new murder case. It would provide an outlet for the dizzying desire she feels for her employer. It would make her feel loved and appreciated and better able to be a good wife and mother. After all, it's not really cheating if it's only a fantasy. Right?
But Maggie loses control of the fantasy as lust becomes love, and things she believed confined to her own imagination are somehow known to her spectral lover. A harmless mind game spins out of control and threatens the sanctity of Maggie’s greatest treasure – her family.
Part romantic suspense, part suburban fantasy, and part psychological thriller, this unique tale is difficult to categorize. Enjoy a captivating story that explores marriage, morality and, ultimately, the nature of love itself.
Pampered and cultured Katie Welch has had the same friends her entire life, but lately she doesn’t fit in anymore. Now her mother is dragging her upstate to spend the entire summer in hicksville while her city friends travel to the hottest vacation spots. Hanging out with the local kids, Katie feels more “other” than ever until, unexpectedly, the peaceful beauty of Underlake pulls her under its spell. Then she meets the mysterious boy who seems to live in the lake and for Katie, it feels like coming home. Neither college-bound nor particularly ambitious, however, John isn’t what Katie’s mother has in mind for her. John is refreshingly old-fashioned and wise in ways Katie has never encountered before, but it’s clear he’s hiding something. Katie is just so happy to have someone she can relate to, she’s willing to defy her mother and ignore the warning signs – until it's too late.