Author(s): Alice Hoffman
Verity, Florida, is a town remarkable only for its unbearable heat, strange inhabitants and the high number of women divorcees who live there. Lucy and Bethany Lee are two of them. Lucy's bad-penny son Keith witnesses Bethany Lee's murder but the murderer witnesses him.
Alice Hoffman is the bestselling author of many successful novels and screenplays, including Here on Earth (Oprah Book Club Choice in 1998), Illumination Nights, Turtle Moon, Practical Magic (made into a recent major film), Local Girls and The River King. She lives in Massachusetts.