The Reiser family finds their seemingly perfect new life in rural Hyland, New Hampshire, shattered when their teenaged son, Jacob, is implicated in the brutal murder of another teenager. Reprint.
The New York Times Bestseller A New York Times Notable BookCarolyn and Ben Reiser moved to Hyland, New Hampshire with their two children for the comforts of rural life. But when the local police chief comes looking for their seventeen-year-old son Jacob to question him about the brutal murder of his girlfriend, the Reisers' lives begin to unravel. A compelling story that will capture you in the opening scene and hold you through its shocking conclusion, Before and After is a stunning novel that pits parent against parent, brother against sister, family against community, blood loyalty against law-as "deep questions of loyalty, honesty, and love are forced to the surface in this psychologically riveting tale." (Library Journal)