We Could Be Beautiful by Swan Huntley
Thanks to Lauren Weber of Doubleday, I am giving away one print copy of We Could Be Beautiful by Swan Huntley.
Description of We Could Be Beautiful by Swan Huntley
A spellbinding psychological debut novel, Swan Huntley’s We Could Be Beautiful is the story of a wealthy woman who has everything—and yet can trust no one.
Catherine West has spent her entire life surrounded by beautiful things. She owns an immaculate Manhattan apartment, she collects fine art, she buys exquisite handbags and clothing, and she constantly redecorates her home. And yet, despite all this, she still feels empty. She sees her personal trainer, she gets weekly massages, and occasionally she visits her mother and sister on the Upper East Side, but after two broken engagements and boyfriends who wanted only her money, she is haunted by the fear that she’ll never have a family of her own.
One night, at an art opening, Catherine meets William Stockton, a handsome man who shares her impeccable taste and love of beauty. He is educated, elegant, and even has a personal connection—his parents and Catherine’s parents were friends years ago. But as he and Catherine grow closer, she begins to encounter strange signs, and her mother, Elizabeth (now suffering from Alzheimer’s), seems to have only bad memories of William as a boy.
In Elizabeth’s old diary she finds an unnerving letter from a former nanny that cryptically reads: “We cannot trust anyone…” Is William lying about his past? And if so, is Catherine willing to sacrifice their beautiful life in order to find the truth? Featuring a fascinating heroine who longs for answers but is blinded by her own privilege, We Could Be Beautiful is a glittering, seductive, utterly surprising story of love, money, greed, and family.
Praise for We Could Be Beautiful by Swan Huntley
“This romantic thriller is engaging at every turn… The book moves quickly, but not without digging deep into the twisted minds and lives of New York’s affluent set. The pages practically turn themselves.” – Travel and Leisure
“Full of secrets and a quickly moving plot, We Could Be Beautiful is the perfect addition to your reading list, and the perfect book for fans of The Girl on the Train.” – Bustle
“A novel that is deeper than its heiress-meets-man-of-her-dreams setup. The reason: Huntley’s uncanny ability to detect the fault lines in Manhattan’s glitterati as if flaws in a precious diamond – and make us laugh about them.” – O Magazine
About Swan Huntley
Swan Huntley earned her MFA from Columbia University. She’s received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and the Ragdale Foundation. She lives in California and Hawaii.
Giveaway of We Could Be Beautiful by Swan Huntley
This giveaway open to the U.S. only and ends on July 15, 2016 midnight pacific time. Entries are accepted via Rafflecopter only.