Kate has written a novel based on a tragic love story from her family’s past. Emily is a struggling waitress whose toxic relationship with the wrong man has led her to make a horrible, life-altering decision.
Without knowing each other, and with lives that couldn’t be more different, they head to the same point on the map: Heart Island. It’s an idyllic place in the middle of an Adirondack lake, and home to harsh and unyielding matriarch Birdie Burke. These three women find themselves on a heart-wrenching collision course—with dark memories, restless ghosts, and one another. And unbeknownst to them all, Heart Island has a terrifying history of its own.
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“Stellar… Heartbroken should be on everyone’s summer to-read list. ”
—USA Today (4 stars)
“One of Unger’s best novels yet.”
—Library Journal (starred review)
“Unger delivers… A first-class page-turner.”
—Booklist (starred review)
“A tense psychological thriller.”
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)