Dawn Tripp graduated from Harvard with a B.A. in literature. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and sons. She is the author of the novels Moon Tide and The Season of Open Water, which won the Massachusetts Book Award for Fiction. Her recent novel, Game of Secrets, is a Boston Globe bestseller.
About Game of Secrets
Game of Secrets weaves between multiple points of view, as a dark family mystery comes unraveled. In 1957, eleven-year-old Jane Weld’s father disappeared. No one in her small New England town knew for sure what happened until, four years later, his skull rolled out of a gravel bank by the river, an unmistakable bullet hole in its temple. Rumor had it he was murdered by the husband of his mistress, Ada Varick.
Now, half a century later, Jane is still searching for the truth of her father’s death, a mystery made more urgent by the unlikely romance that her daughter has struck up with one of Ada’s sons. Jane and Ada come together for casual Friday board games that soon transform into acat-and-mouse game of words long left unspoken. As the two women play out,across the board, the stories that bind their lives together, it becomes clear that more than a reckoning with the past—it is the future of both families that is ultimately at stake.
Game of Secrets, Paperback Edition
Winner of the Massachusetts Book Award, Dawn Tripp’s fiction has earned praise from critics for her “thrilling” storytelling (People Magazine), her “haunting, ethereal” prose (Booklist), and her “marvelous characters” (Orlando Sentinel). These aspects of her writing come together in her third novel, the mesmerizing literary mystery, GAME OF SECRETS (A Random House Trade Paperback on sale June 5, 2012).
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