A New York Times Bestselling AuthorTo an outsider, Middle River is a picture perfect New Hampshire town. But Annie grew up there, and she knows all its secrets as did her idol Grace Metalious, author of the infamous novel Peyton Place, which laid a small town's sexual secrets bare for all the world to see. Annie Barnes is now a bestselling author and when the citizens of Middle River hear Annie is returning for a lengthy visit, everyone believes she's coming home to write about them. Though amused, Annie has no intention of writing a novel about the town or its people. It is her mother's death under circumstances that don't quite add up that has brought her back, and soon her probing questions start to make people nervous. Then she discovers evidence of dangerous pollutants emanating from the local paper mill poisons that she comes to believe contributed to her mother's fatal illness. Because the mill is the town's main employer, everyone is afraid of what might happen if Annie digs deeper, and their fears soon start to turn ugly. Published in twenty five languages, her books regularly appear on the bestseller lists of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and Publishers Weekly.Barbara Delinsky is a lifelong New Englander.