From the New York Times bestselling author of Flight Patterns comes a stunning new novel about a young single mother who discovers that finding out who your true friends are is the most important lesson of all...
Recently divorced, Merilee Talbot Dunlap moves with her two children to the Atlanta suburb of Sweet Apple, Georgia. It’s a place where reserved old-timers like town matriarch Sugar Prescott coexist uneasily with the wealthy school moms in their tennis whites and shiny SUVs, epitomized by Heather Blackford. Merilee knows that no life is perfect, especially her own. But just how dangerous that deception can be will shock all three women...
"An atmospheric and entertaining look at the friends who keep your secrets—and the friends who keep you guessing until it's too late."
"The deeper readers get in this story, the less they'll be able to tear themselves away from the complex characters and exquisite prose."
"If Big Little Lies met To Kill A Mockingbird and had a compulsively readable love child, that book would be The Night the Lights Went Out. Karen White combines a heart-tuggingly vivid depiction of Depression-era Georgia with a wickedly clever send-up of modern Atlanta private school moms to create an interwoven mystery that makes you stop and ask: how do the secrets from our past affect our daily lives? And which friend would help ME bury the body? I couldn't stop reading!
—Lauren Willig, New York Times Bestsellingauthor of The Other Daughter.